Hi Khal, I think there is an unfortunate tendency for people to dismiss Cartier as being a jewelry brand that makes some watches. Yes, its true they are famous for the jewelry, however they have a long and rich history of producing some fantastic and complicated watches and clocks (I have previously posted a very lengthy post on this but it would probably take me a month to find it). They were producing wristwatches before companies like Rolex, Piaget, and several other respected brands even existed. Back in the 1920s and 1930s they were making minute repeater wristwatches, perpetual calendar wristwatches, single pusher chronographs, and other very creative watches, and I've read they invented the deployant clasp. When it comes to Cartier's various models, just as with IWC, Omega, and others, not all of their watches are equally. Cartier has entry level models with basic ETA based movements, there are/have been watches with high grade movements from THA, F.Piguet, Piaget, JLC, and then there are some movements made completely in house. As with any brand there are some Cartier watches I adore and some I could live without. However, I could make the same statement about Rolex, VC, AP, Patek, Lange, Piaget, JLC, Panerai, Breguet, Omega, Breitling, IWC or just about any other brand you can think of. Whether one likes Cartier or not, there is no denying they have produced an impressive collection of watches that have made a strong impact in the world of horology. As I've said frequently...no one brand can be everything to everyone. If you remotely have an interest in them, they say now is the time to pick up a nice vintage piece or something from their now retired Privee collection. Their vintage piece have become more sought after in recent years.