must de Cartier Tank LM Small Roman
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must de Cartier Tank
Black leather strap
Cartier pin buckle
The case has been re-plated before listing
The battery was replaced and inspected properly working
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
In 1847, Louis-Francois-Cartier started a factory as a jeweler, a French brand with a very long history in the field of watches.
Among the many Cartier watches, the square watch tank is a masterpiece that stands alongside Santos. As the name suggests, it was designed with a tank as a motif.
This watch, which incorporates Art Deco design, has created many enthusiasts, and they are said to be Tankists.
Muhammad Ali, Princess Diana, Yves Saint Laurent, etc. are known as tankists, and among them, Andy Warhol is said to have worn a hand-wound model without even winding the mainspring.
This anecdote tells us that the appeal of the tank lies in its style.
The "must de Cartier Tank" series was created in the 1970s as a diffusion line.
This watch has a geometric design with a gold-based two-tone dial.
It looks the same color when viewed from directly above, but when you change the angle you can see that it is two tones.
The index is a jumping Roman numeral with small Roman numerals only at 3/6/9/12 o'clock, and it is a design with few claims.
The case size is 23mm in width and 30.5mm in length, which is the men's size of the time, and it is a small size not found in current men's models.
Therefore, I think that it can be said that it is a big feature of the vintage must tank that it can be used by both men and women.
A rectangular watch, not a square one, and a gold case are a combination that is surprisingly hard to find even in vintage watches.
This is equipped with a quartz movement, so you can use it easily because there is no need to set the time even if you are not using it.
If you are purchasing a vintage watch for the first time, we recommend a quartz watch because maintenance costs are relatively low.
The case is re-plated. It is a very thick re-plating, and 18K gold plating is applied after nickel plating is applied over the base silver, making it difficult to tarnish.
The battery has been replaced and inspected all functions.
The watch is non-waterproof. It comes with a black leather strap and a genuine Cartier buckle (16mm).
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.
We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.
Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)
We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.
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We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.
1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the web, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.