Hello and greetings from California - Hoping ya'll can give me your expert opinions - Friday I bought a Cartier Santos for my wife (it's our 7th Wedding Anniversary). The deal was done on eBay. California seller, perfect eBay reputation with about 200 sales, 14 day return policy, and I think a decent price ($940). However, over the weekend I was comparing the case-back pics with other pictures of Cartier case-backs and can't seem to find another with a case-back that resembles the one I purchased. Now, I am worried it might be a replica - an older replica, but a replica just the same. It's scheduled for delivery sometime today, and if it gets here early enough, I will head straight to a jeweler to have it looked at. But, I'd still like some of the Cartier experts here to have a look and share your thoughts.
Be kind if you think I overpaid. When I am buying for my wife, I rarely worry about price or value. I know what she likes, and I am usually willing to overpay to get it. Of course, that grace doesn't extend to replicas.
Looking forward to your thoughts.