Question about Cartier Watches

1 Answer

I need a serial number for a women 's Cartier watch I bought. I am not sure if it is authentic or not.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cartier Master
  • 18,313 Answers

Take it to a jeweller and they will tell you free of charge. They can tell as soon as they take the back off.

There are resources in the main link to help you, but removing the back and having an expert look is the only way. China is making lots, but they have a cheap Chinese watch movement inside them.

It can be quite difficult to tell fake Cartier watches from genuine Cartier watches, but there are a few guidelines you can follow:
Inscription The simplest way to tell a fake Cartier watch is to remove the caseback. A genuine Cartier watch will have "Cartier" inscribed on the movement.
Weight Like most luxury accessories, genuine Cartier watches are quite heavy, especially when compared to the lightweight fakes. This solid weight is due to the watch's quality materials.
Glass A genuine Cartier watch has scratch-proof glass, which won't be found on the fakes. This is something that's fairly easy to test. The sapphire-quality glass of a genuine Cartier is also non-smear, so if you drop a few beads of water on it, they will roll off. On fake Cartiers it will smear.
Cabochon stone The winder of a genuine Cartier watch features a polished gemstone, called a cabochon stone. If there's no stone, it's a fake Cartier watch. The gem should be securely fastened, not glued on.
Serial Number This should appear on the back or side of a genuine Cartier. The number will be engraved as a number of fake Cartiers feature a serial number that's barely etched onto the watch.

women Cartier watch Google Search

Posted on Apr 24, 2017


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

We have a cartier pendant with a serial number D98474 and we need a value please

Joke... Right?

Or are you begging to get scammed?

The only way to get a WATCH authenticated and/or appraised is to physically place it in that AUTHORITY'S hands...!!

Get over the notion that any sane + responsible person would do ANYTHING ELSE REMOTELY.


Carnac the Magnificent

Feb 17, 2017 | Cartier Watches

2 Answers

I want to buy a Cartier lighter but I want to make sure it,s real. How do I look up the serial number?

To look up the steel ligter serial number is very easy ,I specialize in buying and selling Cartier watches. I've seen fakes with all the correct marks and a serial number, but that doesn't mean they are legitimate. If the watch was registered by Cartier when it was sold or if it has been sent in to Cartier for service Cartier will be able to verify it is authentic, but be aware that if the watch was not originally sold in North America or was not registered when sold (fairly common) it can still be authentic. Some sellers offer the Cartier quartz model for sale and only state that the watch has a quartz movement, but fail to mention if it has a Cartier quartz movement. If it has a replacement movement in it the watch is technically authentic, but not original and is not worth as much as one with an original or a genuine Cartier replacement movement. The biggest mistake I've seen amateur Cartier buyers make is using the Cartier micro-script signature on the Roman numeral to verify authenticity. Indeed this is a good indicator, but not the best indicator as there were many Cartier watches produced prior to the technology required to make the micro-script possible and not all Cartier watches have Roman numerals for the dial to have the micro-script signature. Furthermore, the micro-script is not always located at the same place and if the dial has been refinished it may not appear at all. Another common problem is actually caused by language differences, i.e. "all original versus "authentic". A watch can be authentic without being all original. Unless someone has owned the watch since it was new and it has never left their sight it is impossible for them to state the watch is "all original" as a part could have been replaced at some point in time -- even without their knowledge. Your best bet is to buy from a reputable seller even if you have to pay slightly more money. -- Cartier_Specialist

May 08, 2012 | Watches

1 Answer

I have a mens wrist watch by cartier with numbers on the back .Iwould like to know if these numbers are authentic or fake

For authenticity you have to contact Cartier ( or show your watch to a decent watchmaker.

Feb 13, 2011 | Watches

1 Answer

I am considering purchasing a Cartier ring from a 'friend' that needed money and I just want to be certain it is Authentic. Everything 'looks' authentic, but I want to research the serial # to be sure of...

You would be best ensuring all documentation is present. (receipts manuals etc)
But also taking it to a cartier dealer, he can verify the serial number and open it up to check if it is real.
There are some very good fakes out there.


Please dont forget to vote if you liked my answer


Feb 09, 2011 | Watches

2 Answers

Is my cartier Santos 100 stainless steel Automatic genuine. Serial Number 209907 ln 2870

It is probably -99% certain- a fake. 209907 LN 2807 is a common serialnumber used in replica Santos 100 watches.

Jun 23, 2010 | Watches

2 Answers

Is this cartier watch authentic

Nobody can tell you this by the number only exept Cartier itself.
Follow this link, enter details and ask questions directly to Cartier:

Rate me, please.

Mar 19, 2009 | Cartier Tank Francaise W51001Q3 Wrist...

3 Answers

Is my watch authentic?

no need for serial number- look on the dial, if the 'x' marking the ten o'clock has 'cartier' written on it, your watch should most definately be authentic.

Jun 13, 2008 | Cartier Tank Francaise W51001Q3 Wrist...

2 Answers

Dont have a problem but I have just purchased a Cartier Watch from Ebay how will I be able to tell if geniune or if it is fake the following description was given by the seller: Authentic Ladies Cartier...

christine93, Seller could give good serial # number fake watch. Contact Cartier on Bond street with serial # to make sure it was serviced and have them ship. EWorth it to know it is real. Many fakes are out there. If real cheap usually a fake.

May 01, 2008 | Watches

5 Answers

Is this a genuine Cartier serial number

is the watch real is it says cartier r1628 water resistant swiss made 2301 cc708177 ???

Apr 13, 2008 | Watches

Not finding what you are looking for?
Watches Logo

Related Topics:

225 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cartier Watches Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18419 Answers

Jimmy Accardi

Level 2 Expert

101 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

49186 Answers

Are you a Cartier Watch Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides