Hey All - I’d love to get everyone’s thoughts on the Cartier Tank Solo. I know it’s considered the “basic” or “entry level” to the brand - but I still find it to be a classic. It’s got 99% of what I love:
Classic tank look
No seconds hand
Classy black leather strap
So what doesn’t it have?
Ideally of course, it would be manual wind, and have some beautiful guilloche on the dial.
But options for that (that I know of) include the Drive Extra Flat (not a Tank, no guilloche), and the gold Louis (which is more than I’d like to invest in what will likely be a “occasional wear” watch).
So, finally, I could attempt to find a Basculante, but they don’t come up often, and are frequently missing box / papers / in need of repairs.
Back to the Solo:
Yup, it’s a quartz. Without a second hand, you wouldn’t even notice though. It would likely be less expensive to maintain, and definitely less to purchase initially. Seems like a pair of wins to me.
So - what am I missing? Any arguments for or against the Solo (large quartz) model? Any owners want to chime in? Any other options I’ve failed to consider? How long do the batteries generally last?
I’d love to get your thoughts! Thanks!