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Cartier signature Hello, I am aware that some or all Cartier watches have the word CARTIER concealed in one of the roman numbers. I had a very careful look on my santos which was purchased in 1989 at a Cartier shop in Venice but cannot find this. Maybe not all watches bear this mark. Could you please help me to find out more about this Many thanks Bruno

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My Cartier Santos has the Cartier Logo on the "X". It is spelled as CART and then IER. I also have an antique Cartier which doesn't have this secret signature. However, all Cartier are stamped SWISS Made at the bottom on the face. In the back of the watch the word "Cartier" must be engraved as well as a swan and another hallmark. All genuine Cartier movements (inside the watch) must be stamped Cartier if they are genuine. If in doubt, have the back removed and look for the Cartier signature on the watch movement. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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The cartier logo forms the right hand part of the 'V' on the VII numeral on my watch.

Initally it just looks the same as the V numeral until you look very closely.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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