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Congratulations to our new freind, Lorenzo / MaiLollo!!
Hodinkee has just reposted your fascinating comparison of the two Carreras -- Recommended Reading -- Two Early Heuer Carreras Go Head-To-Head.
: Hello everybody,
: Prior to my pick up of these two great timepieces, I looked for
: information on each reference, and whilst I was able to find a
: lot of it on each individual watch, I couldn't find any
: comparison between the 3647N and 7753N.
: I thought that, now that I am blessed enough to own both, why not
: create that post!
: (The 3647 is an early 57xxx serial, and the 7753 is a relatively
: "early" example as well with a 105xxx serial)
: As a close friend put it, "are you aware that you bought twice
: the same watch?".
: Well, they're not the same, actually :) and if I'm not mistaken,
: they only share the case & pushers!
: I'm not going into the details of each watch, but I wanted to share
: a couple of pics, and expose some of the key differences between
: these two references.
: The 3647 has an overall more elegant look, the slimmer indexes and
: hands are less of a sporty look. I love the 7753's hands,
: especially if they develop this kind of patina :), but I have to
: say that I don't have a favorite. Both look the part, and when
: side-by-side, they look different enough for my crazy mind to
: keep both :D
: In the end, the biggest difference between these two is the
: movement. They are both great, but the Valjoux 92 is much more
: refined than the 7730: the latter is not only much noisier, but
: operating it is less of a nice experience. The pushers on the 92
: give the feeling of being more connected to the movement.
: I have no idea how to make this point clear, but if you experienced
: them, you'll understand!
: Finally, the thing that surprised me is that the 7753 is a little
: bit thicker, the caseback sits higher from the case vs the 3647.
: Since I'm 6ft6 and have a big wrist, I like this, as it makes it
: wear that tad bigger that makes me feel comfortable.
: Anyways, here are the last shots I have. I've just fallen in love
: really hard with the Carrera, it's just a great all-round watch.
: Do you guys have a favorite ?
: PS: I showed these to a friend who fell hard in love with them, so
: if you guys want to sell one, reach out to me!