Hello WUS in need of some expertise. This past weekend I was traveling through Abu Dhabi with intentions on buying gold from a Gold Market and came across a vintage watch shop. My wife loves the classic design of Cartier and it was a plus that it was vintage and had the original strap and deployant
I had concern because at first look of the dial it was missing the "cartier" encryption at 7oclock and the folding (top) part of the buckle looks to be forged/unfinished/ruff vs the bottom piece which was smooth.
Upon trying to find vintage references on Chrono the closest I could find is also below. The difference I had identified was the finishing details on the clasp and the logo on the case back. I'm not sure these difference are attributed to the year of production or if it is a fake.