No 1887 movement watches to be seen in store.

  1. DanTag

    DanTag Dec 16, 2017

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    Hi All,

    This is my first thread so bare we!

    Last year I bought a Carrera 1887, at the time the shop had the Calbre 16 Day/Date and the 1887. Not having much difference looking wise between them I asked which was the best to buy.
    The Sales person said the 1887 was the better movement and would be the better buy as it's Tag in house movement and will replace the Calibre 16 in time.
    Not until today when I visited the shop all I could see was the Calibre 16 Day/Date version and no 1887 movement watches in the store.
    When I asked the salesman she didn't know much about the 1887 movement and just said that they are hard to come by now and she only had seen 1 or 2.
    She did say the 1887 is worth holding on to as it's going up in value because it hard to find?

    Now am I thinking...did I buy an inferior movement that wasn't popular or is it true that it's more valuable.

    I've looked online and can not find any genuine answers to this.

    What do you guys think or know?

    Thanks Dan
     
  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 16, 2017

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    Hi Dan,

    Yes, the 1887 is dead..kind of! In 2015 TAG Heuer changed the name of the movement to the Calibre Heuer-01 and began fitting the Heuer-01 to the newer, larger Skeleton-dial watches. But they kept the Calibre 1887 name for the more classic Carreras.

    Slowly over the last couple of years, the “classic” Carrera range has migrated back to using the Calibre 16, with the “1887” reserved for the Carrera Heuer-01 range- that’s what they’re hard to find, because they’re being phased out. The 1887 and the Heuer-01 are basically identical, other than a few cosmetic changes.

    We may now being seeing the third act in this story, with the rise of the Calibre Heuer-02, which used to be known as the Calibre 1969. It’s likely that at some point this will effectively replace the Heuer-01.

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the movement nor the watches. The original 41mm Carrera 1887 is a modern classic in my eyes.
     
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  3. DanTag

    DanTag Dec 16, 2017

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    Thanks for your speedy reply!

    So I'm right in a way that they charged me a little more for a watch that was being phased out?

    Do you think the 1887 will be any better in value or sort after in comparison to the Calibre 16 in years to come?

    Thanks Dan
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 16, 2017

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    No, that’s not how I see it. I believe the 1887 does deserve a premium over Calibre 16, whether it’s being phased out or not. Unlike say iPhones, watches being phased out aren’t worth any less..sometimes more.

    Yes, I think 1887 will hold value better than Calibre 16.
     
  5. DanTag

    DanTag Dec 16, 2017

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    Great I was hoping so!

    Thanks for your help much appreciated
     
  6. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Dec 17, 2017

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    I have 2 of Heuer 01. I wish i have one 1887 and one Heuer 01.
     
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  7. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Dec 17, 2017

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    I have 2 1887s and that is the way I intend to keep it.
     
  8. dtf

    dtf Dec 17, 2017

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    Take a look over the 'what's on your wrist' and the 'is this a fake' thread, to see how much love the 1887 gets, and how many imitators there are.

    The 1887 Space X is my personal favourite, but there is something about the styling of the 1887 carreras in general that sets them apart from the Calibre 16 and 01s
     
  9. elbeik

    elbeik Dec 17, 2017

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    There are still some NOS 1887 floating around at some ADs.
    Abundantly on ebay and grey market.