CARTIER Santos Octagon LM Stainless Godron

Item Number: CARTIER076

$3,203.28 AUD
Brand: CARTIER
Model: Santos de Cartier Octagon LM
Serial: 296xxxxxx
Year: 1980s
Movement: Automatic
Case: 29x38mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Length: 16.5cm
Includes: Watch, Original Bracelet (Additional 1 link), Box

【Description】

In 1847, Louis-François Cartier started his workshop as a lapidary, and the French brand has a very long history in the field of watches.

The Santos de Cartier was born in 1904 and has since become one of Cartier’s flagship watches.

The Santos de Cartier was born when the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont asked Louis-José Cartier, the third generation of Cartier, for a watch that would allow him to check the time while flying an airplane without having to take his hand off the control stick.

The Santos Octagon has an octagonal bezel, as its name suggests, in addition to the screw design that inspired its creation.

The combination of the stainless steel case, 18k gold bezel and screws is the most common combination, but this is an all stainless steel model.

It has a more casual look compared to the combination model. It is recommended for those who want a silver color on their hands.

The LM size is a men’s size at that time, but with 29mm without the crown and 32mm with the crown, it is a size that can be used not only by men but also by women.

It has a white dial with Roman hour markers, blued steel hands and they keep great condition.

The bracelet is not designed with normal screws, but it is called Godron bracelet.

It is said to be based on the motif of the pillars of the Greek temple, and the same design can be seen on the lighters and ballpoint pens sold at the same time.

The bracelet is about 16.5cm around the wrist. 1 additional link is included.

【Warranty】

The watch would be completely serviced by our watchmaker after your order.
It takes about 4 weeks to complete. It comes with 1-year warranty.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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