1. c1887

    c1887 Sep 2, 2016

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    Hi there,
    1st post - my name is Niko from Germany - just got my first TAG (Carrera 43mm Chrono Cal 1887) about 4 weeks ago. Love the watch and carrying daily (also to support break-in).
    I have a couple of questions regarding the 1887 caliber and thought this is the best place to post them ;-)

    Adjustment:
    I don't really understand what the little screw (right side of the picture, just above the balance wheel bearing) does. Does it fix the stud against accidental movement?
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    On my movement that screw is further right than on the picture, only half of it is on the plate...should this be cause of concern?
    Am I right to assume that the adjustment itself is done by moving the regulator (at 5 o'clock pos in picture above), clockwise for accelerating and counter-clockwise for decelerating? (not that I want to do it, just want to understand the movement)

    Break-in:
    I have the watch now for 4 weeks, it's running very stable at +5s/day on my arm (max delta between positions 2.4sec according to timing machine). At some point I'd like to have it adjusted to +1...+2s/d (same level my 7753-based Wempe Zeitmeister Chronometer). I understand the TAG watchmakers by default adjust the watches to run slightly fast from factory as they are expected to slow down a little. As I have not found any info on that specific to the 1887 calibre, I wanted to ask you guys for your personal experience...when is the right time for a fine adjustment (I dont want to discuss the usefulness of having a mechanical watch regulated close to zero ;-) , just want to get the best out of my watch).

    Thanks in advance for any insight and a happy weekend to all!

    cheers
    niko
     
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 2, 2016

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    Welcome Niko, very precise questions. Hopefully someone in the forum might be able to address some of the ones pertaining to the 1887 movement.

    As you mentioned, I have noticed that indeed all my new TAG Heuers run "fast" from origin and over time they tend to settle in. I have my automatics in watch winders and from time-to-time I have to resync them to matching times. I personally have not done direct adjustments to the watches, as I don't want to take any chances risking their warranties. My personal strategy has been to get them adjusted on their first service. This year I sent two of my automatics for service to TAG Heuer and asked them to do just that.

    Congratulations on your timepiece!
     
  3. c1887

    c1887 Sep 5, 2016

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    Hi Hubert,
    thanks for the warm welcome and info. Hope to get some more insight from the 1887 experts out here :)

    Cheers
    niko