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1928 'digital watch'

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another v expensive watch has grabbed my fancy.
the cartier tank a guichets from 1928. it's beautiful, and makes me smile. reason enough to share.


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:D indeed!
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That Apple watch is not very accurate.
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:lol:
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You have expensive taste missF. :lol:

This general style watch was also called a direct read.
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You think youve seen everything but then....

Love this. The classic tank case suits it so well, a round ticking center seconds in the middle of the case (featuring the Carrier logo) with a fat band of guilloche surrounding it and intersecting with the jumping minute window would look amazing.
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Oh expensive watch
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Interesting indeed, but I wonder why the two holes between the hours and minutes have different fittings (one a screw, the other, no idea what it is). There must be a reason, but I find it distracting.
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^^ oh, that's beautiful too! :thumbup:

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gaf1958 wrote:
Interesting indeed, but I wonder why the two holes between the hours and minutes have different fittings (one a screw, the other, no idea what it is). There must be a reason, but I find it distracting.
I agree that is a bit strange on an otherwise really interesting (and no doubt VERY expensive watch).

I could imagine the fact that the screw isn't even level at the horizontal would bug some of our more OCD inmates :lol:
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^^ the screw + recessed fitting 'theme' is repeated twice near the bottom of the dial, so i think overall it does hang together. for me it's got more visual interest than if it just haad symmetrical screws. i wonder what it is about looking at just a picture of a watch like this (or the cartier above) that just lets you know it's a high 'quality', high price item?? :-k
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missF wrote:i wonder what it is about looking at just a picture of a watch like this (or the cartier above) that just lets you know it's a high 'quality', high price item?? :-k
The clue for me was the name on the dial... :wink:
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:lol: yes, i suppose that would give it away....
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missF wrote::lol: yes, i suppose that would give it away....
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