Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm
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    Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    Tag is around $1800 and BB 36 is around $2300

    Can you compare them especially for bracelet quality, metal quality and general quality in finish, dial etc. :)

    Is carrera way behind or are they close

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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    Not a Tudor fan, but no contest = Tudor.

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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    Thank you, any more comments :)

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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    I'm a Tag fan, and I think it's close, but I'm also going to have to say the Tudor is better quality. Those Carrera Cal. 5s look great when new but don't appear to age well and pick up scuffs more easily.

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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    Agree with the others - the Tudor is superior

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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    Quote Originally Posted by imagwai View Post
    I'm a Tag fan, and I think it's close, but I'm also going to have to say the Tudor is better quality. Those Carrera Cal. 5s look great when new but don't appear to age well and pick up scuffs more easily.
    I don't reasonably see why this should be so. How many scuffed up Carrera 5s have you seen and compared directly with Tudor BB 36s of similar age?

    The BB36 is one of Tudor's newer models (launched Baselworld 2016). Most BB36 would likely be about a year old or less. The Tag has been around quite a bit longer. Or it could be from the the way respective owners treat them because they are made from similar grade steel and have a similar mix of polished and brushed surfaces.

    Having said that I'd go for the Tudor too. Personally I'd take a closer look at the 41mm.
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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    Quote Originally Posted by obomomomo View Post
    I don't reasonably see why this should be so. How many scuffed up Carrera 5s have you seen and compared directly with Tudor BB 36s of similar age?

    The BB36 is one of Tudor's newer models (launched Baselworld 2016). Most BB36 would likely be about a year old or less. The Tag has been around quite a bit longer. Or it could be from the the way respective owners treat them because they are made from similar grade steel and have a similar mix of polished and brushed surfaces.

    Having said that I'd go for the Tudor too. Personally I'd take a closer look at the 41mm.
    Yeah, you could be right. Just that I've seen a lot of these 3 hand Carreras that don't look so good on the used market. I do think the quality of steel used by Rolex and Tudor beats most other brands for durability, though. As I say, in terms of actual finishing, I think it's very close.
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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    Just my opinion, but the Tudor. More interesting, less common, and, imho a better watch.


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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    If the true difference is only $500 and the relatively small (these days) Tudor fits your wrist, I'd go BB for sure.
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    Re: Quality Comparison - Tag Heuer Carrera 39 mm vs. Tudor Black Bay 36 mm

    Black Bay wins.

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