My Evolving Relationship with the Tank

I've loved this watch since I was a girl. It was on the wrist of Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy, Mohammed Ali, Andy Warhol, and Yves St Laurent. I'm not cool enough for that. I'm neither rich nor famous

I thought I would only wear it out to dinner. That it would be a special occasion watch and I convinced myself it's okay. I can have a watch I only wear sometimes

Then I started wearing it and it's okay. It looks good at work

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It looks cool with my coworkers Seiko, doesn't make me look like an aristocratic dickwad

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Today, I'm wearing it casual. I've done it before on days off and it's fine at the beach. It is okay at Target. It fits fine pumping gas. It doesn't look out of place.

I almost didn't buy it and I'm so glad I did. I love the size, the simplicity, the shape, the styling. It really is just a watch that could be an everyday watch. Pair it with a Casio beater and I could even be happy with just two. I won't... but I could and that's a real testament to just how versatile and timeless it is.

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I didn’t really care for the Tank at first. It seemed like an “old people watch.” Over time, I started to appreciate it and respect its place in horological history. It has obviously stood the test of time for a reason. Simple and elegant. It has since grown on me.

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The Cartier Tank, in my mind, is THE quintessential rectangular watch, not THE quintessential dress watch. I only say this because I never saw it as a formal wear, and that's me saying that owning a gold-plated version. It's dynamic, energetic and elegant all rolled into one. I may not wear it if I ever hike but I have no issues wearing it in the most casual of settings. Old people watch for me is the Rado Diastar.

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brunofrankelli

The Cartier Tank, in my mind, is THE quintessential rectangular watch, not THE quintessential dress watch. I only say this because I never saw it as a formal wear, and that's me saying that owning a gold-plated version. It's dynamic, energetic and elegant all rolled into one. I may not wear it if I ever hike but I have no issues wearing it in the most casual of settings. Old people watch for me is the Rado Diastar.

Casual very much in a t-shirt and shorts not a brutal climb up a mountain or a fast single track bike ride. Then again, most of my watches I don't take on those travels even though they could probably handle it

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Like you, I thought my Tank would be just a special occasion watch. It scratches easily; heck it gets scratches just sitting in its box! 😂 But now I wear all my watches anywhere and make fond memories with it. Enjoy your tank! 🥰

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There's just something about Cartier... 😍

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It's a classic, wear it every day and enjoy it.

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Throw it on a colored strap and it’s even more versatile! I got a slate blue one from Cartier. I love my tank.

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Anupster

Throw it on a colored strap and it’s even more versatile! I got a slate blue one from Cartier. I love my tank.

I've been shopping for straps. There's a white alligator that I think would be absolute fire and I might add a blue as well.

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seattlegirrlie

I've been shopping for straps. There's a white alligator that I think would be absolute fire and I might add a blue as well.

Oooo I saw @haloi_watchcollecter makes a white alligator (same as the Hermes “Himalayan“) strap

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Anupster

Oooo I saw @haloi_watchcollecter makes a white alligator (same as the Hermes “Himalayan“) strap

I mean...

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A Tank is a forever watch that's for sure ❤️

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“Doesn’t make me look like an aristocratic dickwad.”

Well that’s certainly one way to describe the royal family 😂

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I know this is an old post but what size tank is this and what size is your wrist?

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bowedonut22

I know this is an old post but what size tank is this and what size is your wrist?

That's the small and I'm 6.1 - 6.2in (155-157mm)

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seattlegirrlie

That's the small and I'm 6.1 - 6.2in (155-157mm)

Thanks for the reply! My wrist is around the same size and I hope to own a tank one day as well ❤️