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post #19561 of 38341

Nice GO Ilovelobbs.

 

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Originally Posted by Wongtouski View Post

Speaking of alternative, what would you recommend?

 

Ignore the snark above - there's no rule that says you need to read 50 pages of a 1300 page thread before asking a prefectly legitimate and topical question.  Do consider the recommendation of a Reverso, however.

post #19562 of 38341
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

[...]The short answer is the JLC Reverso Classique or GT, but many people buy Cartiers for reasons distinct from horological credibility so YMMV.
Agree with the Reverso recommendation; it's essentially mandatory to check out if someone's looking for a quadrilateral watch.

Specifically about Cartier though, I found a post on their tank watches earlier in the thread that should cover it.
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Agree with the Reverso recommendation, but if you are keen on a Tank, why get one on a bracelet? Seems to ruin the point.
post #19564 of 38341
I think that the Cartier Tank Solo would be a great piece in that price range.



If I am not mistaken, the retail on that is ~$3,500, and I do not doubt you could swing around $3,000 at the right AD.

Here is a good piece on it:

http://cartier.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-886/pi-5516898/ti-817888/

If you want "Cartier" styling, and do not want to pay the big bucks for the Tank LC, I think it is a great choice. Sure, the date is an unfortunate addition. But I have seen it in the metal and it is actually a nicely finished piece for the price range. And although I would prefer a strap, I see no reason why one would not get the bracelet, and switch it to a belly-scale gator strap. Having a bracelet can never hurt, even though I am not much of a bracelet guy myself.

$3,000 is an awkward price range, but I think that this is a good option. The only other watch in this range I would consider strongly is the Speedy.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I think that the Cartier Tank Solo would be a great piece in that price range.



If I am not mistaken, the retail on that is ~$3,500, and I do not doubt you could swing around $3,000 at the right AD.

Here is a good piece on it:

http://cartier.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-886/pi-5516898/ti-817888/

If you want "Cartier" styling, and do not want to pay the big bucks for the Tank LC, I think it is a great choice. Sure, the date is an unfortunate addition. But I have seen it in the metal and it is actually a nicely finished piece for the price range. And although I would prefer a strap, I see no reason why one would not get the bracelet, and switch it to a belly-scale gator strap.
Having a bracelet can never hurt, even though I am not much of a bracelet guy myself. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
$3,000 is an awkward price range, but I think that this is a good option. The only other watch in this range I would consider strongly is the Speedy.
Good points all around, including about the $3K zone being a bit of a no-man's land for most new watches.

However, while I'd take the bracelet if it was offered for free, I wouldn't pay extra for it and it's unlikely I'd ever want to wear it. This type of watch belongs on a quality strap; that afterthought of a bracelet suits it neither aesthetically nor functionally. It's definitely no sports watch, so what's the point?
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


However, while I'd take the bracelet if it was offered for free, I wouldn't pay extra for it and it's unlikely I'd ever want to wear it. This type of watch belongs on a quality strap; that afterthought of a bracelet suits it neither aesthetically nor functionally. It's definitely no sports watch, so what's the point?

a bit off topic, but i knew a guy that traded a rolex datejust for a bracelet for his JLC. not the watch, JUST THE BRACELET. facepalm.gif

Broke my heart when he told me that story.
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At $3k there are many more appealing options used versus new.
post #19568 of 38341
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Agree with the Reverso recommendation, but if you are keen on a Tank, why get one on a bracelet? Seems to ruin the point.

Are you saying that a Tank needs a bracelet to be tank'y? Isn't it primarily the case design that takes it's inspiration from a tank?

Either way, a Tank looks best on a strap IMO.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Good points all around, including about the $3K zone being a bit of a no-man's land for most new watches.

However, while I'd take the bracelet if it was offered for free, I wouldn't pay extra for it and it's unlikely I'd ever want to wear it. This type of watch belongs on a quality strap; that afterthought of a bracelet suits it neither aesthetically nor functionally. It's definitely no sports watch, so what's the point?

I completely agree. That strap is shite too though. I guess in theory I would not have minded the Master Control bracelet for my... Master Control. Probably would have never used it, but you never know I guess! The Tank Solo is a bit large, and wears fairly big, so I guess it could be more casual in theory. I guess for me I would just be looking at the lesser of two evils?

I have thought about the Tank Solo. It is Cartier styling for substantially cheaper. I love the Cartier Tank, I am just not sure if I $15,000 love it. Especially with the "movement issue."
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

At $3k there are many more appealing options used versus new.

Completely agree. I just hate buying used. I know it is a personal problem, and I know it is silly... but it REALLY bothers me. If you can deal with used, definitely go used at that price point. A lot of doors open up. I sold my Master Control for $3,300.
post #19571 of 38341
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

a bit off topic, but i knew a guy that traded a rolex datejust for a bracelet for his JLC. not the watch, JUST THE BRACELET. facepalm.gif

Broke my heart when he told me that story.
PT Barnum (apocryphally) and David Hannum (actually) would have appreciated that one. That better have been 18K.

Aside from how lame a Reverso on a bracelet looks, one of the reasons that I have no desire to own for my Reverso is that the case accumulates hairline scratches like it's made of forged butter. The fully-polished bracelet is made the exact same material. No, thanks.
post #19572 of 38341
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I completely agree. That strap is shite too though. I guess in theory I would not have minded the Master Control bracelet for my... Master Control. Probably would have never used it, but you never know I guess! The Tank Solo is a bit large, and wears fairly big, so I guess it could be more casual in theory. I guess for me I would just be looking at the lesser of two evils?

I have thought about the Tank Solo. It is Cartier styling for substantially cheaper. I love the Cartier Tank, I am just not sure if I $15,000 love it. Especially with the "movement issue."
Yes, that is one nasty-lookin' strap in the photo.

Off-topic, but speaking of "movement issue"...

romain_jerome_titanic.jpg

...this bezel. Rimshot.gif
post #19573 of 38341
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Yes, that is one nasty-lookin' strap in the photo.

Off-topic, but speaking of "movement issue"...

romain_jerome_titanic.jpg

...this bezel. Rimshot.gif

a guy i used to hang around with bought one of those RJ Titanic DNA watches. he bought it at a huge discount, and still got raped when he resold it. Im still baffled that he bought one.
post #19574 of 38341
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Are you saying that a Tank needs a bracelet to be tank'y?

Completely the other way around.
post #19575 of 38341
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

That better have been 18K.

STAINLESS!!!!
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