1. scalic

    scalic Nov 23, 2014

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    Hello
    I found a watch on internet from private seller, brand new from 2012.,
    please can you advice me how to see is this model fake or true.

    Tnx
     
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  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 23, 2014

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    Hi Scalic,

    Always hard to know when the photos are so poor...and yes, that in itself can be an obvious red flag.

    I have to say that the watch itself looks pretty good. I can't see any standout features that make this an obvious replica- even the movement appears correct.

    In fact, the only thing that doesn't look right to me is the warranty card. The address on the card is TAG Heuer's Head Office- but you can't buy a watch from here...there is no dealer or store on site to buy a watch.

    What do others think?
     
  3. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    The biggest tell's probably going to be the movement given the Calibre 1887 is unique to TAG Heuer and isn't coming out of Asia like 7750s are, if the movement looks completely correct than its safe to say the watch is good.
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 25, 2014

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    True, although the cynics might say that Asia is where the 1887 comes from in the first place!

    Turns out that the watch is genuine- has been confirmed through checking the reference with TAG Heuer.
     
  5. scalic

    scalic Nov 28, 2014

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    Hello to all

    Real or fake - the answer came from Tag Heuer factory

    Dear Mr. XXXXX,
    Thank you for your inquiry regarding your watch.
    I can confirm that your watch detailed below is well registered as such in our Logistics system of TAG Heuer headquarters.

    Yesterday I got it :)
     
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 28, 2014

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    Looks great- congrats. I think time will show that the 1887 Carrera will be one of the classic Carrera models- such a good looking watch.
     
  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 28, 2014

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    Congratulations mate it looks great on your wrist especially with the black strap
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 28, 2014

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    I agree! I have this one as well with the steel bracelet.
    1887_Carrera_Small.jpg

    Although there are a few improvements that could have made this design a bit better; in particular when no light illuminates the metallic details it loses some presence.

    IMHO this 3rd (and final) iteration of the 1887 design, lost some of the charm of the indentations found on the 1st & 2nd one.
    http://www.calibre11.com/carrera-1887-updated-again/
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  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 28, 2014

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    I do really like the removal of the tachymeter bezel over the earlier design it makes it much closer to the original Carrera look and feel
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 28, 2014

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    Yes, I like that as well. What I don't like is the loss of the natural depth of the inner dials, as opposed to the two inserts in the final piece. I do realize this was done primarily for the black model, for detail. It just looks "added" (patchy) to me.
     
  11. scalic

    scalic Nov 29, 2014

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    Hello
    There is new version of CAR2110
    now it is 4

    CAR2110-4

    From TH came answer to me that the watch is authentic.
    I can take larger image if you want.
     
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  12. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 29, 2014

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    Interesting. I don't know what the -4 signifies, but from what I can see, these were introduced sometime in mid- 2013. There are only two recent changes of significance to the Carrera 1887
    1. New bracelet design introduced in 2013
    2. Change in supply of hairsprings from Nivarox to Seiko/ Atokalpa

    The first is unlikely but possible- if they had to change the position of the pin-holes for example, that could explain a new reference
    It could be the second (the timing makes sense), or perhaps some other small detail changes that we can't see easily.

    dc
     
  13. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey Nov 29, 2014

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    when did production officially start at Chevenez?
     
  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 29, 2014

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    The opening was in the first week of November 2013.
     
  15. TAG Heuer

    TAG Heuer Dec 8, 2014

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    Hello,

    The extension on the reference number (-3 or -4) stands for the pack of the movement components. Aesthetically there is no difference, the movement is the same, just the selection of components is different.

    Regards
     
  16. george023

    george023 Dec 19, 2014

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    Great looking on your wrist, I agree with the others. As you can notice from my avatar, I have the blue dial. Absolutely love it...I'd love one in every colour!!
     
  17. Pell031

    Pell031 Dec 19, 2014

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    I surely do love these 1887 Carrera models. I certainly had a "ok, that's my next watch" moment after seeing David's post with the blue dial some time back. though i too would love one in each color!