Founded in 1847 in Paris by Louis-François Cartier as a jewelry store, they designed watches and clocks which were then made for them by other manufacturers. As a son of the original founder, Louis Cartier created several designs for wristwatches which did much to establish the brand’s fame. The Santos and the Tank models, the former created in 1904 and the latter in 1917, were among the first and most iconic wristwatch designs ever produced. These were largely manufactured by the European Watch and Clock Co. (an early formation of Jaeger-LeCoultre). Later, Cartier watches would be made by Tavannes, Wittnauer, Longines, Universal, Patek Philippe, Movado, and ETA. The company remained under family control until 1964, and is currently owned by the Richemont Group
I am a watch collector as well as a buyer and seller of new, pre-owned, antique, and vintage watches
We Are U.S.A. Based Sellers
I only sell genuine, authentic, watches in "Good" to "Pristine" condition
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A careful shopper who takes the time to study the photos, reads the entire description, and asks pertinent questions is our best customer.
Please note that all pictures are taken on the macro setting. This makes even the slightest imperfections, shadows during photography, and specks of dust appear much more prominent even though they are often not visible without magnification
You will be pleasantly surprised, and receive many compliments, when wearing your watch. There is nothing that draws attention quite like a stunning watch
Model: Tank Francaise 2302 W51002Q3
Case Diameter: 28 mm, not counting crown
Crown: Original cabochon crown
Bracelet: Original signed stainless steel bracelet will fit a wrist up to 7.7"
Dial: Original signed clean dial
Movement: Original calibre 120 automatic movement runs strong & accurate
Crystal: Original scratch free sapphire crystal
Box/Papers: Comes with genuine Cartier box, DVD, and manual ~ authenticity is guaranteed
Overall Condition: "pristine" condition ~ scratch free sapphire crystal ~ signed clean dial ~ automatic movement runs strong & accurate ~ cabochon crown winds & sets smoothly ~ all functions working properly ~ no dents ~ no scratches ~ no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ "stunning"
Because older vintage wristwatches were made smaller than watches made today, men or women can wear this and would look fabulous on your wrist
Vintage watches are generating more interest over the last several years. They are added to collections and are being worn. These vintage watches are a bargain when you consider the cost of producing a comparable watch with a high grade movement. This is a very nice example of a vintage watch which would make a interesting example for any collection or just be fun to wear as your personal timepiece
Vintage watches may gain or lose a small amount of time per day as they do not keep quartz accuracy. Also, because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected
A Word About Mechanical Watches: All mechanical watches, whether manual or automatic wind, will need periodic servicing simply due to the friction of its moving parts.
All of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed. We time all watches for at least 48 hours prior to listing and 12 hours prior to shipment. If it doesn't maintain acceptable accuracy We won't ship it and the buyer will receive a refund.
It is our hope that all of our items will go to people who will enjoy and appreciate them as an art form. We will gladly accept a return/and or take care of a problem if we make a gross error in the description. If we have made no gross errors, the item is a final sale. This is merely due to the items being antiques, vintage, or pre-owned. Watches are sold as-is, and as described, with no warranty
Our goal is to provide the finest and most varied selection of vintage, classic, and collectable timepieces our customers can find on the market. We offer a variety of brands and models to satisfy any preference, price, and taste. If you like unique and collectable vintage or antique wristwatches, we specialize in Swiss, American, and Japanese timepieces from the 1930's to 1990's comprised of manual wind, automatic, and quartz (battery operated) watches
Vintage Watch Outlet is not an authorized dealer of any of the watch brands we carry. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. This allows us to sell luxury items at discounted prices. Vintage Watch Outlet is not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items