I gifted the Cartier Basculante to my son last year for his 19th birthday ...God knows what happened and the watch is trading at four times the price it was last year

May 29, 2021,19:47 PM

It’s a mechanical winding ref 2390... strange times !! I had it for 15 years and nothing happened and now ...strange times !

Besides it’s a great piece !

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invariable of the market price...it is a well thought out gift !

 By: mahesh : May 29th, 2021-19:59
classic yet innovative in its own right - well chosen !! Best, mahesh.,

Bad direction

 By: Weems@8 : May 29th, 2021-21:25
New comers wil be afraid to step into the watch collecting hobby/passion if this ping pong do not stop. Existing collectors have no clue wat the value of their collection wil be in the years to come. Lucky side is, time can not damage.

I am not interested in instagram

 By: Weems@8 : May 30th, 2021-00:55
I follow WPS. I follow your watch journey for more watch knowledge. I know much by myself. Interesting watch brands from history, i try to collect now. Some i skipped, some i collected. My focus right now is to look what comes, get the newest developments... 

dank u wel, i fully agree sir...insta just propels FOMO !

 By: mahesh : May 30th, 2021-07:27
i've often seen collectors have a theme & it completely make sense (whichever is the theme)...it is totally reflects them, their personality. often history have taught us is, not to follow the crowd you've a good sunday !

I heard someone say this again yesterday...”fashion will fade, style won’t”

 By: mahesh : May 29th, 2021-22:08
a collection as I see is merely a reflection of my personality...so I’m the value !


 By: FabR : May 30th, 2021-14:30

A beautiful watch

 By: rremiker : May 30th, 2021-01:09

I guess your son is a more potent influencer than you are!

 By: blau : May 30th, 2021-02:39
Maybe try an experiment: have him gift the watch back to you and see if the price falls back to its prior level.


 By: Horology75 : May 30th, 2021-13:19

The 'Watch Incrowd' finally seems to realise that Cartier is so much more than just a watch/jewellery brand.

 By: Geo : May 30th, 2021-08:41
And your Basculante is just a prime example of what Cartier has been doing. Not many Maisons have so many interesting models to offer. Watches that seem to never age. George