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Called Cartier yesterday to setup an appointment for this morning. Tried on several watches but only grabbed pictures of these 2. The SA said that a gold deployant normally runs $1500 with an additional $400 for a strap. The SS deployant was about $400 (I think).

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Well, you used the term vintage Cartier. To me you were suggesting that prices of all Cartiers are going down. In addition, mass produced or not, the dark dialed Santos (blue or ADLC) models seem to be fetching list price or more on Chrono24 because they are selling out so quickly from ADs and boutiques.
To me I was talking to quite intelligent men, not making a court deposition. I did not expect everything needs to be explained when it is obvious.
 

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Called Cartier yesterday to setup an appointment for this morning. Tried on several watches but only grabbed pictures of these 2. The SA said that a gold deployant normally runs $1500 with an additional $400 for a strap. The SS deployant was about $400 (I think).

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I am a big fan of Cartier, but these dials are a little disappointing for me in comparison to some of their earlier/ other offerings. They just felt flat to me, but if they speak to you, take them home!
 

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I am a big fan of Cartier, but these dials are a little disappointing for me in comparison to some of their earlier/ other offerings. They just felt flat to me, but if they speak to you, take them home!
Not enough tendies to take either home.
 

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Called Cartier yesterday to setup an appointment for this morning. Tried on several watches but only grabbed pictures of these 2. The SA said that a gold deployant normally runs $1500 with an additional $400 for a strap. The SS deployant was about $400 (I think).

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I love the Santos (want one, along with 5 other watches right now) but I feel like the gold case doesn't work here.
 

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Called Cartier yesterday to setup an appointment for this morning. Tried on several watches but only grabbed pictures of these 2. The SA said that a gold deployant normally runs $1500 with an additional $400 for a strap. The SS deployant was about $400 (I think).

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The strap and deployant she rounded up a bit, but its close enough. I just picked up an additional stainless deployant from Cartier and it was $362. When I looked at the cost of an alligator strap a few weeks ago it was $380.

I love the Cintree, but I don't love the brown numerals on the yellow gold version. I think my favorite of the current gold models is the rose with the black/gray dial.
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Although, I wish they used Romans or Arabic numerals all around, as on this piece unique...

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The current Santos Dumont is nice. The dial with elongated numerals is like very early dials on the watch, but it just doesn't speak to me.
 
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All this Cartier love is pushing me over the line of finally getting the Mrs a Tank LC. Her birthday is coming up and she just signed a new employment contract that should keep me in fine wine and douchemobiles for the foreseeable future. The Palo Alto boutique apparently has one in stock.

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Can anyone explain the appeal of Roger Smith’s watches to me? The finish work looks to be a solid step down from comparably priced watches like Dufour, Gauthier, etc. Nothing too interesting on the complication front either? Obviously I’m missing something though.
Imagine it's because it's the closest most people will ever get to a George Daniels watch. Share your feelings of ambivalence.
 

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The strap and deployant she rounded up a bit, but its close enough. I just picked up an additional stainless deployant from Cartier and it was $362. When I looked at the cost of an alligator strap a few weeks ago it was $380.

I love the Cintree, but I don't love the brown numerals on the yellow gold version. I think my favorite of the current gold models is the rose with the black/gray dial. View attachment 1625128


Although, I wish they used Romans or Arabic numerals all around, as on this piece unique...

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The current Santos Dumont is nice. I the dial with elongated numerals is like very early dials on the watch, but it just doesn't speak to me.
I’ve never been a fan of the RG and black Cintrée. I’ve always preferred the YG champagne dial.

I like the Santos Dumont and I’m glad I can pull off the XL size. I’m not too big a fan of the RG version though. I also tried on the Tank LC and those are really nice in the classic L size. Hopefully my tendies go relatively well through the end of the year and maybe I can pick something in gold in early 2022.
 

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I actually think the GO is a better watch for the $. Moonphase, date discs that don't suck, and finishing that is "close enough" to the Lange. I wish it was a manual wind as it's a bit on the thicc side of things for a dress watch, but hey. Also GO prices used are still pretty low whereas Lange just took off. Probably deserved but it makes the GO an even better deal.


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I am in minority but I don't think that Lange 1 dial lay out is aging well. It looks like something cooked up in the 1990s and should be redesigned now or forgotten.
But then I don't like royal oak design either...
 

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I really want to like the GO but it just didn't do anything for me on my wrist.

I still hope to get a Lange 1 before the price goes any higher...
 

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