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Gentlemen:

First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a fun New Year's Eve! Whilst on vacation in Orlando, I stumbled upon a rare find - the 1887 Carrera Version 2. As you all know, the 1887 Carrera consists of three iterations: 1) the first never made it into production; 2) the second was released in very limited quantities and markets; and 3) the third is the one currently in circulation. I owned a Version 3 Carrera, which I recently sold, and I have ALWAYS loved the second version. To me, it's much more Carrera-ish and true to the Heuer tradition. It's more readable, plain, simple, and elegant than both Version 1 and 3. So, I was very pleasantly surprised to find a Version 2 1887 Carrera with the opaline silver dial that I've always lusted after. It HAD to buy it, and boy am I glad I did. I haven't been able to take it off. Here are some pics for you guys to enjoy.

If you're interested in reading more about the different 1887 Carrera versions, check this link out: TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 41mm V3 | The Home of TAG Heuer Collectors

I hope to do a YouTube video review of this Carrera shortly! May 2016 be a wonderful and prosperous year for all of you!

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That's a nice clean looking chronograph. Congrats on your 1887!
 

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I like, very nice , clean lines. some classic look to it. enjoy
 
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Bauhaus simplicity in the elegant Carrea case. What else can I say..
 
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Gentlemen:

First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a fun New Year's Eve! Whilst on vacation in Orlando, I stumbled upon a rare find - the 1887 Carrera Version 2. As you all know, the 1887 Carrera consists of three iterations: 1) the first never made it into production; 2) the second was released in very limited quantities and markets; and 3) the third is the one currently in circulation. I owned a Version 3 Carrera, which I recently sold, and I have ALWAYS loved the second version. To me, it's much more Carrera-ish and true to the Heuer tradition. It's more readable, plain, simple, and elegant than both Version 1 and 3. So, I was very pleasantly surprised to find a Version 2 1887 Carrera with the opaline silver dial that I've always lusted after. It HAD to buy it, and boy am I glad I did. I haven't been able to take it off. Here are some pics for you guys to enjoy.

If you're interested in reading more about the different 1887 Carrera versions, check this link out: TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 41mm V3 | The Home of TAG Heuer Collectors

I hope to do a YouTube video review of this Carrera shortly! May 2016 be a wonderful and prosperous year for all of you!

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Lovely watch. Congratulations. One of the smartest Tags I've seen.
 

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That is indeed quite true to the Carrera DNA, and is a lovely watch. Putting the minute track on the rehaut was Jack Heuer's big idea with the 1964 original, precisely to open up the dial.

Was that at the LVMH outlet store in Orlando? I was there about a year ago, and they even had some nice Zeniths on display.

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Very nice! That watch would look great on a leather strap as well as bracelet. Very versatile design. Congratulations!
 

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Still one of my favorite offerings from Tag Heuer. It's funny, when I bought mine several years ago it was a real chore to find a V3, which happened to be my preference. Florida must have been one of the "release" areas for the V2, because they were everywhere. I even recall arguing with ADs that a third version did, indeed, exist. I was eventually put in touch with a regional rep who was finally able to track a V3 down for me. Lol, it was no easy task.

Anyway, beautiful watch. Enjoy!
 

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Yeah, man. I picked it up at the Boutique in the Orlando outlets. I was incredibly impressed that they had one in stock. I immediately pulled the trigger. You wanna know the shocking part? Typically, boutiques don't negotiate, but this one did, and I paid A LOT less than I should have.

That is indeed quite true to the Carrera DNA, and is a lovely watch. Putting the minute track on the rehaut was Jack Heuer's big idea with the 1964 original, precisely to open up the dial.

Was that at the LVMH outlet store in Orlando? I was there about a year ago, and they even had some nice Zeniths on display.

Rick "good find" Denney
 

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Thanks, man. That's crazy that they didn't have the V3. It must have been just after it was released. Honestly, I owned a V3 and I sold it. Fell out of love with how poorly designed the chronograph registers were. The silver, polished ring around the chrono subdials made it impossible to tell elapsed time, which, in turn, frustrated the entire purpose of the watch. The V2, I think, is MUCH more true to the Heuer tradition of simplicity and readability.

Still one of my favorite offerings from Tag Heuer. It's funny, when I bought mine several years ago it was a real chore to find a V3, which happened to be my preference. Florida must have been one of the "release" areas for the V2, because they were everywhere. I even recall arguing with ADs that a third version did, indeed, exist. I was eventually put in touch with a regional rep who was finally able to track a V3 down for me. Lol, it was no easy task.

Anyway, beautiful watch. Enjoy!
 

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Thanks, man. That's crazy that they didn't have the V3. It must have been just after it was released. Honestly, I owned a V3 and I sold it. Fell out of love with how poorly designed the chronograph registers were. The silver, polished ring around the chrono subdials made it impossible to tell elapsed time, which, in turn, frustrated the entire purpose of the watch. The V2, I think, is MUCH more true to the Heuer tradition of simplicity and readability.

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Lol, I've honestly never USED the chronograph for timing anything, I just prefer those silver rings and the recessed sub-dial at 9. I suppose that's the true beauty of offering multiple versions....we both found a watch that we love.
 
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