1960's Cartier Vintage Mens Mechanical "TV" Shaped Dress Watch - Solid 18K Gold


Item No. 7896

Today's offering showcases this scarce and gorgeous vintage "TV shaped" Cartier dress watch in 18K gold.

A distinctive dress watch, it has a classic 18K gold case and retro silver dial with fabulous markers. As a mens midsize it is well suited for a man with smaller wrists or for a woman.

Powering the watch is its original Cartier handwound caliber 78-1 mechanism, the same movement that powered the company's iconic Tank watches for many years.

Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of cheaper quartz movements for certain wristwatches, Cartier utilized Swiss-crafted mechanical movements. Because of this extra care and craftsmanship, Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often considered more desirable than their quartz counterparts.

It has 100% original parts. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition.

Its case is just short of mint with light signs of previous polishing and slight unevenness in the center of the back in the soft 18K gold. On the wrist it presents beautifully.

Its dial has been meticulously restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.

As part of the restoration one of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a correct new-old-stock crystal. It continues to run at very accurate levels.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

Worn by Bill Clinton, Elton John, and Djimon Hounsou, Cartier watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any gentleman desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: Cartier
  • Year made: c. 1960's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men - now a midsized watch
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings: 18K, Cartier, Modele Dep.
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with fairly light signs of previous polishing and slight unevenness in the center of the soft 18K back. It presents beautifully on the wrist.
  • Dimensions: 28mm x 32mm excluding the crown
  • Dial: Silver with painted black baton and faceted 18K gold applique indices, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, gold, "batons"
  • Movement type: Signed Cartier, caliber 78-1, mechanical, manually wound, 17 Jewels, shock resistant
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping very accurate time, nearly on par with a new Cartier in our testing position. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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