As we all know, the Cartier Santos was possibly the first wrist watch, made for the aviator Mr Santos-Dumont by his friend Mr Cartier.
Now comes my query:
Pocket watches, both for ladies and gentlemen, had round movements. Even a ladies PW movement was much larger than the resulting wrist watch Cartier Santos, if the Gents size made today is the same as the 1904 original.
As far as I am aware, Cartier used only high quality movements made by others.
But, there was no such small movements available???
Or was the first Cartier Santos "oversize" ?
Could a Mod also re-post this thread in the Vintages Forum?