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In fact, just before World War I there was a lot of experimentation with bracelet watches. They gained in popularity, but they were still only owned by the few because they were expensive. Eventually manufacturers started making things that people could use to convert their small pocket watches into wristwatches. For example, there were a lot of popular ladies’ fob watches, which women wore on a neck chain. So some makers started producing cases that you could snap fob watches into to create an instant wristwatch. Other firms put lugs on these old fob watches so that, again, they could be worn as wristwatches.

This watch is an IWC with a bombe shaped case featuring an automatic movement from the 1960s. The name Cartier is hand stamped on the face and it is relatively large for its time. This watch looks to be in good if not slightly worn condition. There is MTG 1000 Multifunction timegrapher to provide a compact model for watch testing. It can measure the amplitude of the balance wheel, beat number and rate, beat error and amplitude. This timegrapher is ideal for professionals as well as hobby users as it is very simple to use.

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 50’s. $270.00 SOLD Glossary

This beautiful watch is a work of art, featuring blued steel hands and signature cartier roman numerals (with Cartier on the X digit). Includes scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Case is rectangular and measures 18.6mm x 34.8mm and is the first line of Cartier to feature a curved case back to mirror the natural curve of the wrist. Famously worn by Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama and others the womens Cartier Tank watch is a bold statement in fashion and design. With it’s romantic numeric dial and sharp steely blue arms it is a monument of simplicity and beauty to contrast any occasion

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