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    Santos de Cartier - experiences

    Have always admired this watch and quite fancy this one : https://www.cartier.com/en-gb/santos...tos-de-Cartier

    Black dial keeps it a bit sporty, nice having the option to put it on a rubber strap too, although from watching YouTube videos it seems the tail of the rubber strap is on the inside next to your wrist when wearing the watch, rather than on the outside and through strap hoops. I guess this makes the rubber strap appear cleaner visually when worn but wondering if it impacts comfort?

    Just wondering what peopleís experience of the watch is, doesnít seem like there is any micro-adjustment on the bracelet, is it hard to get it fitting just right? How big does it wear on the wrist being square?

    Thanks
    Mike


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    I have a roadster S which has the same rubber strap closure. It's fine but the tail of the strap does tend to creep out, but it's not a problem. In my opinion the roadster S and the calibre de cartier are totally, underrated watches.

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    I have the medium Santos. I preferred the no date look and also found the large just a little too large for me. It does wear larger than the specs suggests (maybe more like a 42mm) and i found on the strap the quick release system meant that it didn't contour to my wrist as well. Made the lug to lug seem bigger if that makes sense, another reason i choose the medium.
    Its my favourite watch though and highly recommend it.

    The lack of mirco adjustment might be an issue for you but the links are quite small so its easier to get a good fit than on some other watches.

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    Definitely one to try on, in my opinion the large wears quite big and quite square, the old Santos 100xl wore differently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    I have the medium Santos. I preferred the no date look and also found the large just a little too large for me. It does wear larger than the specs suggests (maybe more like a 42mm) and i found on the strap the quick release system meant that it didn't contour to my wrist as well. Made the lug to lug seem bigger if that makes sense, another reason i choose the medium.
    Its my favourite watch though and highly recommend it.

    The lack of mirco adjustment might be an issue for you but the links are quite small so its easier to get a good fit than on some other watches.
    Thanks, Iíve tried the medium on before and initial thoughts were that it felt goodÖ.just a shame they donít do the black in that size as Iím not keen on the plain stainless steel models.

    Havenít tried the larger models on before so need to get to an AD as Iím concerned on it wearing too big (as you point out).

    In terms of second hand pricing where do these sit?


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    Yeah its a shame they don't offer the full range of colours in the medium or the large with no date.
    There have been a few of the large models offered for sale here at around the £5k mark.

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    Tried it on todayÖnot feeling it. Itís more grey in the flesh. Looks better in the pictures I think tooÖplus itís too big!


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    The large wears massive, I had the medium but I wish there was one in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.jaye View Post
    Tried it on todayÖnot feeling it. Itís more grey in the flesh. Looks better in the pictures I think tooÖplus itís too big!


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    I would prefer this one: https://www.cartier.com/en-gb/santos...tos-de-Cartier
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    Love the Dumont models, but also found with the square format the watches wear larger than imagined. The large I found huge on me (and I happily wear Panerai), but medium worked really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senninha View Post
    Love the Dumont models, but also found with the square format the watches wear larger than imagined. The large I found huge on me (and I happily wear Panerai), but medium worked really well.
    Ditto, when I tried the large on a few days ago it seemed gigantic. By comparison Iím quite happy wearing my 42mm submersible. The medium is quite a good fit for me, just a shame they donít come with the blue or black bezels as the standard polished silver and white face doesnít do much for me.


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