Dress watch conundrum?

Hi all! 
Need your advice to pick a dress watch for my collection and I’ve narrowed it down to the SBGW231 and the Tank Americaine medium. Any other recommendations that i’m missing out are also welcome. Please help out a fellow watch nerd😊

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Well since you have narrowed it down to these two, for me I will go with both! 🥳 two different styles so both will be great! 

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from these two I would pick the Cartier. You may also want to check out JLC. 

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You have missed hundreds, perhaps thousands of choices. You narrowed it down to these two. My personal preference is for the Grand Seiko. That may be a tad unfair because I will tend to take the non-Cartier almost every time. The Tank Americaine has cache because Steve McQueen wore one once. That makes it one of three watches that I can think of associated with him.

Elongated tank watches appear to be inaccurate the farther from 12, 3, 6, and 9 that you get. They seem always to be catching up. As a time telling device an elongated tank is a suboptimal design for this reason. Some think that they are pretty.

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TamasMe

from these two I would pick the Cartier. You may also want to check out JLC. 

Fair point. I love JLC, it’s just a bit outside my budget😊

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I think the GS is beautiful and the most versatile. That would be my choice. 

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The GS I feel will be more versatile, but it's also easy enough to wear Cartier watches with casual clothing.

I'm biased towards Cartier so I'll say Cartier 😂

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Since you've got a cartier in your collection, I'd say GS. 

Would you consider a Reverso? 

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I was going to say Tank just because it's smaller, but the GS is actually a tolerable sub-38mm case size so I feel it benefits by merit of being less distinctive and thus ultimately more practical. Plus the Cartier crowns annoy me. Somebody calls them ~your grannie's broach on the crown. And they're long and sort of pointy!

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GS is more versatile, better finished most likely and can look sportier with a strap change. Cartier is more unique and just pure class imo. I would go Cartier! 

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GS all day.  It’s more legible, classic design, and just stunning. In camp rectangular I’m team JLC, not really a fan of Cartier.  Really adore my reverso but equally adore my Grand Seikos. 

Also, I second @Ichibunz, if you can get both, get both!!  I did and I’m a happier person for it 😀

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phuang

Since you've got a cartier in your collection, I'd say GS. 

Would you consider a Reverso? 

I really like the reverso duo medium but I may have to wait a few years to get one 😂

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Cartier

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BigIona

GS all day.  It’s more legible, classic design, and just stunning. In camp rectangular I’m team JLC, not really a fan of Cartier.  Really adore my reverso but equally adore my Grand Seikos. 

Also, I second @Ichibunz, if you can get both, get both!!  I did and I’m a happier person for it 😀

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Thanks! That GS is phenomenal. love the 62GS, such a classic.

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cartier in my opinion is the best choice but thats my two cents.

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Personally, I'd go Grand Seiko. Though to be frank, that one is a bit drab; they have more interesting choices in that design. I tried on the Americaine, and it's very interesting, but I'd find it hard to wear. 

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ChronoGuy

Not to go all watch geek here, but didn't McQueen wear the Tank Cintrée in the Thomas Crown Affair? Looks similar to the Américaine, but is a different reference.

Famous Movie Watches Still Iconic Today - He Spoke Style

The following article from Revolution Watch is an excellent dive into the Tank Cintrée

 https://revolutionwatch.com/cartier-tank-cintree-a-complete-guide/