Cartier Tank Watch Identification

kim hallen

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Can anyone tell me if all Cartier Tank Watch movements were signed Cartier. I have a very, very old one in which the movement does not have the cartier name on it? Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

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Omexa

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Hi, it has to be post 1934. Are you sure this is a real Cartier? It looks to me to be a Chinese copy. The Cartier Watches that I have seen have Cartier on one of the winding wheels. Regards Ray
 
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kim hallen

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Thanks Ray, no, I am not sure it is a real Cartier, but find it hard to believe that a watch this old would be a copy. The movement is not marked Cartier as far as I can tell. This watch was among my grandfather's things and I just don't think he would have worn a fake copy. However, since I didn't purchase it, I can't be sure. How would I tell? thanks for time.
 

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Could we have a pic of the dial? As it stands, I agree with Ray. The quality just isn't there in this example. The movement looks Russian to me, especially the design of the shock device on the balance cock. Perhaps a "Zarja" calibre. I imagine your Grandfather owned it as a curiosity rather than to fool anyone.
 

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Pretty sure that is FAKE for a number of reasons.
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