Cartier Watches Buying Tips

Cartier's long history of serving royalty and celebrities could bring you closer to the stars.

Les Must de CartierTranslation:Cartier is a Must

Whether you’re looking for jewelry or watches, Cartier is synonymous with the word luxury. If you’re in the market for a Cartier watch, it’s important to do a little research.

Always Buy from a Reputable Dealer

This is the most important tip. There are so many unscrupulous dealers out there that are only after the money. Most of these dealers should be easy to avoid. You can research the company online and look to see if it has a footprint. Many retailers will have reviews from other buyers. If you cannot find any reviews, you can also check with the BBB to see if the company is registered. The BBB also grades companies, so if the company has a low score, it may be best to avoid them.

When Will You Be Wearing the Watch?

Given the price tag of most of Cartier’s collection, these will most likely be show pieces to accent your wardrobe for black-tie affairs and other special events. If this is the case, you should make sure you get a quartz or mechanical watch. This will make sure you watch stays accurate and running during the time it’s in your display case. However, if you do plan on wearing the timepiece regularly, it may be in your best interest to find a version with an automatic movement. Automatic watches are great because they do not require a battery to run. They stay wound by the day to day movements of your wrist.


Most watch companies have a limited warranty of about 2 years. Cartier is no exception. They offer a lifetime warranty against defects in the watch, but do not go into much detail about what they consider a defect. After the 2 year mark, Cartier charges for any labor that may have been needed to repair the watch. Some dealers offer to extend or even replace the warranty with their own. Be sure to make sure you understand the difference in warranties should you take up the dealer on this offer. Lastly, if you do have to use your warranty, it is in good manner to return the watch to the original dealer you purchased your Cartier watch from. This is especially true if you opted to take the original dealers warranty as it may not be honored by anywhere else.

We hope this helps you in your search for that perfect Cartier Watch. Below we have listed some reputable dealers for authentic Cartier watches.

These links will take you directly to reputable dealer’s of Cartier watches…

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