Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

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    Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

    Hi folks,

    So, we were in the local Omega Ad getting my speedy back from service and my wife was looking at Cartier's while we were there. She really likes the tanks ( she saw a francaise and a vintage tank). Now i'm thinking of getting her something similar for Xmas.

    She has a couple of nice watches already and these are quite dressy and not something she normally would wear ( typically she wears larger sizes).

    Anyone have ideas of cheaper options in a similar style? Couple of pics for reference :)
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    Re: Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

    Get her the real one, cheapskate! :)

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    Re: Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

    Btw, the thread title is somewhat ambiguous. As I saw it I thoght, wow, this guy seems to REALLY like Cartier Tanks.

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    Re: Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

    Good point. I hope the wife doesn't see the thread or i'm for the dog house :)

    I might just buy her a vintage one but I'm just looking for alternatives. For something she isn't going to wear very often I'm not sure it is worth spending big money. She has her Rolex for that :)

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    Re: Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

    If you buy her a Cartier on top of a Rolex you'll be the hero for she can boast to all her friends her hubby bought her a Rolex AND a Cartier.

    Don't let her discover that there are brands such as Piaget, JLC and Patek that make really pretty watches, too. ;)

    The Baume Mercier Diamant could work. Clearly similar:
    8568 Baume & Mercier Diamant Ladies Watch

    As is the Hampton Classic
    8812 Baume & Mercier Hampton Classic Ladies Watch

    Longines also has its inspirations
    L5.155.4.71.2 Longines DolceVita Quartz Ladies Ladies Watch

    So you see there are alternatives. Given that those also have Swiss quartz movements the actual difference is probably in the name and the price you pay for it.

    Hope this helps but probably it was her discreet way of telling you what she wanted for Christmas.

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    Re: Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by horrovac View Post
    Btw, the thread title is somewhat ambiguous. As I saw it I thoght, wow, this guy seems to REALLY like Cartier Tanks.
    Yep, you beat me to it. I was going to say that it's hard to give good advice without seeing pics of both, but in general a watch, even a Cartier tank, does not make a good substitute.

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    Re: Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

    Check out the ladies Tissot T-Trend series. They're quite nice and all under 500 bones.



    or if roman numerals are a must... The Generosi-T line has those....



    Or you can go with something a bit different. Orient....
    Automatic, in house movement and all for.... Get this... 135 bucks.



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    Seiko / Orient / Hamilton

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    Re: Cartier Tank substitute for wife?

    just get her what she wants (Francaise is ladies' favorite) and make her happy this Christmas (just be sure to charge the watch on her card)



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