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      09-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by RandomHero View Post
Your first recommendation was spot on. Then again, I’m a bit partial since there’s one on my wrist today:


I was with you all the way until you said Cartier. I’m personally not a big fan of the brand. The reason why: Up until a few years ago they were using cheap ETA movements. Some of their $3000+ timepieces use movements that are also found in $300 watches. Cartier watches are jewelry not timepieces (and yes there’s a difference) to me.

It seems that they’re finally making their own movements now, but I certainly wouldn’t buy a used Cartier unless it was made within the past 5 or so years.
I agree that Cartier is jewelry (not a timepiece) and that there is a difference. You're buying something that looks nice and has a pedigree (my Santos is nice but doesn't tell the best time). If I had the budget, there are other watches I would rather add to my collection such as Bovet, A Lange & Sohne, Patek Philipe. If I wanted other jewellry inspired watches, I would look at Faberge. Good hunting!