That luxury fake Rolex Datejust was supposed to be the star of my collection at that moment. It’s an icon so many are familiar with and it was going to be my signature piece. It failed — miserably — but what to put in its place? I took a summer to think it over; you know, I was still running. During that summer, perfect replica Cartier was coming onto my radar as another iconic brand with likewise pieces. The models Amsterdam Vintage Watches was presenting every week especially caught my interest. And when the best copy Santos de Cartier Galbée XL (ref. 2823) came by, I was intrigued. It was like the Santos Dumont I’d seen before, but a lot less dressy with its full steel bracelet.
Extra Large didn’t sound like my size
I started looking for more pictures, videos, and information online. The integrated-bracelet-sports fake watch look immediately appealed to me. And I found that polished square bezel accentuating the perfectly square dial with the curvy case around it just oh so sexy. Swiss made replica Cartier UK did have a seconds hand and a quirky date window at four-thirty eating into the “watchmaker’s four” on the dial, but the rest of the design totally made up for that. The next question was, how does a watch that is 32mm wide actually wear? Moreover, I’d never bought anything in XL in my life, so what did that size indication even mean?
I tried to find videos and reviews online because it was difficult, if not impossible, to find this cheap super clone watch at a local retailer to try it on. But even online, it was quite hard to find information on this exact model. There’s this WatchBox review on YouTube which comes up first when you search for “AAA replica Cartier Santos 2823”. But the video’s perspective actually made me scared that the watch would appear to be too thick, even though it’s less than 10mm tall.
The current Fake Cartier Santos in Medium wasn’t for me
While searching, I also came across high quality fake Cartier’s new iteration of the Santos. At 35mm in diameter, it was indeed bigger, and the previously square bezel had a new design. Swiss movement replica Cartier decided to integrate the bezel with the bracelet, perhaps to give it a more fluid design. But to me, it actually took away some of the character that the “old” Santos models had. Of course, I still went out to try it on because it was the closest thing I could find to the copy watch I was looking for.
At 42mm, the lug-to-lug length on the medium version was fine, but what bothered me a little was its large 35mm square shape. The replica watch it was replacing — that ’74 Rolex Datejust — was, of course, 36mm wide. But that was a conventional round design. This 35mm square Cartier Santos replica for sale felt a lot bigger than that, and it didn’t feel right. My feeling confirmed the things I had read online about square watches appearing to be much bigger than their actual dimensions. Thus, I decided to go the smaller, neo-vintage route.