Cartier Tortue feedback

Jun 14, 2022,17:49 PM

Hi all, I'm seeking some assistance on a Cartier Tortue watch I bought from a consignment site. 

The caseback Cartier script is not one I’ve seen before. And I see a JC stamp but thought those were for London watches?

The Cartier font on the dial looks smaller than one's I'm accustomed to seeing, and I see it says Paris beneath the 6 o’clock. I notice it doesn't have the hidden Cartier in the 10 o'clock or 7 o'clock position.

Thanks in advance!

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It looks legit to me, though I am certainly no expert.

 By: k3 : June 14th, 2022-19:52
It has lots of hallmarks, but this is probably due to the fact that it was imported to England and sold by Cartier in London (the JC hallmark and the adjacent three hallmarks to the right). The three hallmarks below would be the original French ones (the ... 

 By: overgrower420 : June 14th, 2022-22:01
Thanks! I was worried about the unusual Cartier script on the case back. Any idea on what decade it could be from, 1970s? I can post more pictures when I receive the watch in hand.

The early sixties would be my guess...

 By: k3 : June 15th, 2022-06:20
There is a London date mark at the back (the third hallmark to the right of "JC"). It's difficult to decipher from the photo, but I think it looks like a lowercase "g". That would stand for 1962.

On second thought...

 By: k3 : June 15th, 2022-07:21
the date mark might be a uppercase "F" which would then stand for 1980. Lets wait for better pics.

 By: overgrower420 : June 15th, 2022-20:12
Yes I think it looks like an "F" Watch should arrive this Friday and I'll take better pics.

Beautiful vintage torture

 By: mikephuvie : June 14th, 2022-23:16
I have been looking for this particular model for quite a while with no luck. Congrats and enjoy. Those secret signature that you mentioned came in a bit later, this vintage one doesn’t have it.

The ones I have seen have P21 movement in them.

 By: mikephuvie : June 14th, 2022-23:21
Pretty much thin movement by Piguet Cal. 21. Not sure about yours, the P21 usually has 960xxxx on the case back. Earlier Cartier Tank LC extra plat versions used Jager movements.

Vintage deployant clasps have rose gold body but the D end will correspond to the color of the watch, in this case, yellow.

 By: mikephuvie : June 15th, 2022-14:40
I believe it’s about the alloy property of copper being more suitable for the open and close mechanism.

Another TRR shopper

 By: MZHammer : June 15th, 2022-23:24

what are the watch case measurements?-there is a case number what is it-is it 15996?

 By: golden hands : June 16th, 2022-09:59
going by the crown(if original)=1960's more than likely to have a jaeger le coultre movement. what details were on the sellers website for this watch?