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I have a Cartier watch ladies with the serial number 17 050343 it also says Paris (925) Quartz argent Plaque or 6 20m swiss how can I tell if it is fake or not

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Re: Fake or not

Generally you have to open the watch to see the movement but a lot of fakes are plain workmanship flaws.
A real Cartier will not be made from base metal. It will be made from stainless steel or precious metal.
A real Cartier will most likely be built with screws in the band instead of cotter pins.
When you pull the crown to set there will be no play in the set lever. In other words when you spin it, it will begin to turn the hand immediately and there will be a slight resistance. It will not feel loose.
As stated, the best way to tell is to look at the movement. Cartier uses a high grade Swiss movement most likely marked ETA.

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I have a cartier argent tank watch number 54669 is there anyway of getting the instructions for the chronograph

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Re: Fake or not

I have a cartier watch and want to know if it is real. The back says cartier paris 925 argent plaque OR G20M swiss 6220938

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