I’ve been doing a lot of reading here in the past few months. I’ve never purchased a replica watch, but have bought and flipped lots of affordables, have a few mid range Swiss pieces (all with ETA 2824), and recently acquired a Gen Speedy. With the Gen Speedy, I’m not about to afford any expensive pieces in the near future. But the replica watches seem to be calling out to me…
With that background, I’m considering the UK Replica Cartier Santos 38mm Ultimate Edition through Ryan at InTime. I feel like with replica watch that it would be harder to flip (my irrational fear: selling on here seems a bit overwhelming with the rules and such, especially since I’m very new here) if I decided I didn’t like it. And I’m at that stage of collecting where I’ve learned to say “no” to the impulse buy out of too much buyer’s remorse.
What drew me to the Santos is: I bought a Jaragar Santos look-a-like for a whopping $17 just out of mere curiosity, and dang if I don’t love the look! My gut tells me if I loved this $17 toy of a watch, I’ll love the Santos. I’m looking for some lasting love, and so far, the Santos has passed my “months of looking at it and still like it” test.
Anyway, if anyone has the Ulitimate Edition Santos, what do you think of it? Do you have a lasting emotional connection with it? It seems like a watch they’ve repped quite well. Are you pleased with the quality?
It’s an excellent rep. One of the best you can get and doesn’t need any mods other than a genuine Cartier strap. Here’s mine on honey brown croc.
The cabochon is recessed into the crown and so you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the gen one and the one on the best rep verison of this watch. On the poorer quality reps the cabochon is bright blue and totally fake looking.