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***Pictorial review*** GF factory 2018 SS Cartier Santos 100 XL

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mike00

Hi there peeps!

 

Rolex is the KING for me but WOW... the santos 100 is a must have for every watch collector IMO. The Vintage look is just awesome.

 

Saw on Andrew (trustytime) his site GF launched the 2018 modell recently, I ordered it immediately. The watch arrived within 4 days as usual. Packaged very well and it also came with some goodies. A nice leather strap and a great Cartier branded travel bag. Both great quality. I ordered the XL version and it seemed the right choice. it wears like a classic seadweller regarding size for thos who are curious.

 

What i do like besides the awesome retro look is for example the quick end links change system, it works flawless and saves allot of hassle regarding sizing the bracelet or if you want to swap the SS bracelet with the leather one. Within a view seconds the job's done... easy as that (“QuickSwitch” as Cartier calls it).

 

The overall finishing is mind blowing, the polished parts have a great finish. They put allot of effort in the details, it just looks and feels so GEN. The movement runs perfect and smooth. I serious have no complaints at all about this piece.

 

Some specs:

 

MOVEMENT: Platinum Plated Japanese Miyota 9015 Automatic, 28800bph

CASE DIAMETER: 40mm X 47.5mm

THICKNESS: 9mm

DIAL COLOR: White Dial with Black Roman Numeral Markers

CASE MATERIAL: Solid Stainless Steel 316F (Brushed Steel)

BRACELET: Solid Stainless Steel Thin Profile Bracelet with Deployant Buckle (Smartlinks Bracelet)

FRONT GLASS: Sapphire Crystal with Swiss Grade AR Coating

CASE BACK: Solid case back with detailed engraving

BEZEL: Polished Stainless Steel Bezel

HACK MOVEMENT:

CLASP TYPE: Deployant Clasp

DATE INDICATOR: At 6:00 Position (Adjusted via Crown)

 

OTHER REMARKS:

 

Waterproofed to 30m direct from Factory

 

Some pics for you guys!

 

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the_frenchman

Great review and very nice pick up !! Just made me think about this one for the future.

Nice shirt by the way :lol: 

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Glaude

Wow, very nice pictures, very nice review and more importantly a very nice watch ! 

Keep those review coming ! :thumbsup:

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RussP

Sensational pictures.

I wish I had wrists like yours.

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deju

Patiently waiting on a YG/SS so far BVF do one but want to see what GF and Kor do, this looks awesome and good to know the quick link is good! 

Thanks for the review and pictures! 

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Brew78

Great pics and review!

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motak

No words...

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goodjack

Great pics and a review that reads like it was written by the PR dept of the GF Factory!:D 

On another forum a pic was posted showing this GF version with a thickness of 11mm and not the 9mm as advertised.  What's the thickness of your watch?

Thanks and a really stunning display of this watch.

 

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BadApple

Can you please turn that shirt down.....

What a peach of a watch. Cartier an under-rated brand as far as repping.  

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Seembaheemba

The biggest tell I see so far is the serial number engraving. I’ll likely pick one up anyway. Love the photos!

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goodjack

Mike those are great pics but you've mislabeled the topic.  You've got the 2018  Santos De Cartier large model.  Not the Santos 100 XL. 

I just got the GF version of the medium model from Andrew.  A real stunner.

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lgking

Not only do I want that watch...I want that SHIRT!

(looks great Mike)

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thejudge

Whats the view on this compared to the V6F version, the KOR version and BVF Version?

 

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Jimmy_001

Hello Mike...How can I purchase this watch please?

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Jimmy_001

Been looking all over for it but all I keep seeing are crappy replicas

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Intresting
4 minutes ago, Jimmy_001 said:

Hello Mike...How can I purchase this watch please?

got to read and do some homework buddy

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Mike R

Start here

 

1 minute ago, Intresting said:

got to read and do some homework buddy

Ha ha great minds think alike

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Intresting
2 minutes ago, Mike R said:

Start here

 

Ha ha great minds think alike

:clap:

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Intresting
9 minutes ago, Jimmy_001 said:

Been looking all over for it but all I keep seeing are crappy replicas

suggest you read through all this as well.  Designed for newbies so they can better find their way around.

 

https://www.rwg.bz/board/index.php?/forum/6-new-members-amp-introductions/

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Jw2020

Lovely watch, one I’m after!!

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