As a professional talking head on watches I often get asked about investing in watches for profit. The idea that you’ll buy a watch and wait until it increases in value doesn’t made for good sense. Plus, historically it doesn’t happen often even with extremely rare watches.
Of course this is not the universally the case, but if I was your investment adviser, I would say stick with watches for wearing not anticipating. I searched your site and found the post on digital watches , but I would love your (and your readers’) opinions on non-digital wrist watches. It would be useful to hear suggestions at various price points.
There are two versions of the watch that have the same general appearance, but are to some extent different since they include differing case sizes and materials, different color of the hands, as well as of some of the accents featured on the dial.
The differences are not just superficial, but also regarding the used caliber. However, this is simply caused by the dimensions of the square cases. Two utilized movements have the same general characteristics and functions – the calibers in question are self-winding mechanical movements. Moreover, they and are both with ETA base movements and have the frequency of 28,800 vph.
In 1907 Edmond Jaeger began to make the internal movements for Cartier watches. Success moved Cartier forward into the world market. Fashionable wristwatches replaced pocket watches as styles changed through design movements such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Some early Cartier models include the Baignoire , the Tortue , and the Tank watches.
Cartier’s Lasting Design and Artistic Appeal Today you see a lot more technical development in wristwatches than we saw through the last hundred years because wristwatches tended to follow pocket watch developments in terms of timekeeping and manufacturing. Today, though, they’re using new materials for balances and hairsprings, and they’re inventing new escapements.
The condition of the gold filled case with a stainless steel back is very nice. There are a few scratches on the back from inept opening attempts, but they do nothing to detract from this fancy bezel. The dial appears to have been redone, most certainly true to the original. I would guess that this style was from the early 50s. $270.00 SOLD Glossary
This is an extremely rare Cartier date watch in stainless steel from the 1950s. It has a beautiful original dial with blue numerals. The crown mechanism is quite unique and controls the watch setting and calendar. This Cartier is equipped with a European Watch and Clock movement (EWC) which is considered to be Cartier’s best movement contractor.
Over the next several decades, various marketing decisions (that seemed prudent at the time) pushed the Tavannes company more and more into the background. The factories themselves eventually closed, and the brand all but became extinct. But in 2008, the brand was re-introduced with a fresh lineup of designs, along with affordable prices.