Here is where I’ll start to tread into the waters of unexpected picks. If you know anything about me, you might assume that the ex-Vintage Expert/Buyer would shun even the idea of a quartz movement in any pie-in-the-sky collection. You would be wrong.
This ref. 1720 Cartier Tank Americaine replica for sale is one I have been looking to pick up for a reasonable price for a few months now. And while I may be blowing up my eBay saved searches spot, the people need to know. This is the perfect “vintage” AAA quality fake Cartier look for $6K. As an obscure, “ladies” size from the late 1990s and early 2000s, there really aren’t a bunch floating around for sale at any one time but if you can find one in good shape, grab it.
It has nearly the exact same dimensions as a 1960s luxury replica Cartier Cintrée – in particular the width – and has that perfect slightly undersized look on a standard male wrist. Swiss movement copy Cartier movements were really never anything to hang your hat on, I find this quartz caliber passable as the Maison is more about super clone wristwatch design than horological intrigue. Cost: $6,000. Remaining: $57,500