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    Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    I am considering those two chronos. So i would like to read your opinions, since i am reluctant about what to choose.

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    Between those two, I'd personally go with the IWC. However, that's mostly because I don't care for the brown "limited" 1887 (it's... a lot of brown) -- if you were looking at a black or white 1887, that'd be my preference.

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    Quote Originally Posted by Likestheshiny View Post
    Between those two, I'd personally go with the IWC. However, that's mostly because I don't care for the brown "limited" 1887 (it's... a lot of brown) -- if you were looking at a black or white 1887, that'd be my preference.
    I like the White 1887 over both of those.

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    The "tachymetre" on the Tag kills it for me, otherwise I like it. But the IWC looks like a lot of other chronos but with an inflated price. Pass on both.

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    I'm going to take the presumably unpopular opinion here and say to go with the Heuer. Most IWCs are exceedingly boring to look at in person. Now, if it were the Spitfire, it would have a fighting chance, but the black dial is just not very interesting.
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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    If it was the Portuguese Chrono, I'd have a very hard time deciding between the two but as it is, I have major love for the 300SLR.
    The fact that it isn't black makes it that little easier to wear casually and it is brim full of 1960s motorsport character.


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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    IWC all day long. I just bought the exact watch and it gets more wrist time than my others... Probably combined. You are paying a premium for the IWC name given the movement, but so what. The dial is plain, but that is the intent. I love it because watch people recognize it, and everyone else has no idea... Could be a timex for all they know... Doesn't scream like a Rolex, which I also have but don't wear to work.

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    i'm normally a big Tag chrono fan but the SLR does nothing for me. Between these two watches as a choice i'd go with the IWC. If you wanted to look at a different Carrera I'd recommend the Caliber 16 43mm, looks much better to me, IMHO.
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    I prefer a black dial 1887 to the SLR. That would be my suggestion if it was an option. However between those two, I'd go with the IWC.

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    Re: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 - SLR vs. IWC PILOT CHRONO

    I can't believe I am going to say this...the Tag. And I even appreciate it in brown.



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