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Old 17 May 2018, 12:35 PM   #31
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I prefer the smaller size due to its proportions and its lack of date.
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Old 31 July 2018, 03:25 AM   #32
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I checked them out this weekend. On my wrist, the medium was definitely the better fit. However, despite being really attracted by photos over the past couple of months, in the metal the watch did nothing for me. Oh well.
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Old 2 August 2018, 12:41 AM   #33
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I saw the big size Santos and dislike the date option.


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Old 2 August 2018, 02:16 AM   #34
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The medium is incoming, thankfully it fit my wrist better, do not like date modules . . .
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Old 2 August 2018, 02:42 AM   #35
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Looks fine but I prefer the smaller one which doesn't seem too small in fact
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Old 30 December 2018, 04:59 PM   #36
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I tried it on this afternoon and I like it. While it is an impressive watch at 39.8mm x 47.5mm I am not sure my wrist could pull it off.

Iíll think about for a few days and if the urge is strong, Iíll go for it, nonetheless. This is the large size. The medium size feels small at 35.1mm x 41.9mm



Here it is next to my YM.





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Thanks for the comparison shots. Wow, the large really looks large next to your YM. I was already leaning towards the medium because of the no date, but your pictures confirmed it for me. Great looking watches. I hope to add a Cartier soon. I think Cartier is really going in the right direction with the new Driver and the revised Santos.
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Old 31 December 2018, 03:28 AM   #37
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Thanks for the comparison shots. Wow, the large really looks large next to your YM. I was already leaning towards the medium because of the no date, but your pictures confirmed it for me. Great looking watches. I hope to add a Cartier soon. I think Cartier is really going in the right direction with the new Driver and the revised Santos.


Youíre welcome.
Yes, it is a nice looking watch! I still glance at it every now and then when Iím in the mall browsing with my wife inside the Cartier store. Maybe someday, I just might cave in and diversify.
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Old 31 December 2018, 05:34 AM   #38
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That larger sized model has some serious wrist presence. I'm almost certainly going to pick a Cartier up, but I need to see them in person first. A friend of mine sold one on here recently and really took a beating on it. I'd really like to buy used, they just don't seem to come up too often.
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Old 31 December 2018, 05:36 AM   #39
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Also, I used to be all in on having an all Rolex collection....out of nowhere I am majorly feeling the pull to diversify as well. Picked up a Panerai last month and absolutely loving it. Cartier is up next. But loving so many other brands too.
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Old 31 December 2018, 12:24 PM   #40
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Love a few of the Cartier models . . .

the quick change, no tool needed bracelet/links of the Santos is especially cool . .
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Old 31 December 2018, 12:56 PM   #41
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love it on a strap. im hoping they make an ADLC titanium version
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Old 31 December 2018, 02:00 PM   #42
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Cartier is a favorite of mine too. I love the quick change band. I wear SS some days and leather on others.


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Old 31 December 2018, 04:12 PM   #43
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the quick change, no tool needed bracelet/links of the Santos is especially cool . .
Amazing pictures Michael! It really does look like a completely different watch when you swap the bracelet for the leather strap. That blue strap looks fantastic.

Literally everyone I know seems to prefer the new Drive, but for me I'm going to have to go Santos.
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Old 31 December 2018, 04:37 PM   #44
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tried it on a while ago, super comfortable and a good looking watch
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Old 31 December 2018, 06:39 PM   #45
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Amazing pictures Michael! It really does look like a completely different watch when you swap the bracelet for the leather strap. That blue strap looks fantastic.

Literally everyone I know seems to prefer the new Drive, but for me I'm going to have to go Santos.
Thanks Mike! Yeah, I love the strap, compliments the blued hands very nicely . . .
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Old 1 January 2019, 10:11 AM   #46
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Blue dial coming out very soon. Saw the brochure and was impressed by it. Comes with blue strap.

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Old 1 January 2019, 11:10 AM   #47
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The medium Santos will be my only (yeah, right) watch purchase of 2019. I’m trying to put together a small collection of pilot watches and the Santos was the very first pilot watch.

Thank for the shots, solidifies my decision to grab one.
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Old 4 January 2019, 07:36 AM   #48
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Blue dial coming out very soon. Saw the brochure and was impressed by it. Comes with blue strap.

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Old 4 January 2019, 08:10 AM   #49
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Here it is...
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I will be dreaming about this one for a while...
Is it easy to change the straps?
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Old 4 January 2019, 10:48 AM   #50
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I will be dreaming about this one for a while...

Is it easy to change the straps?
Super easy. And easy to add and remove links.

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Old 4 January 2019, 01:52 PM   #51
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Dang, that looks amazing in blue. Stunning. Having said that, I ordered the SS medium model and will have it by 10:30am tomorrow. So excited!

Does anyone know if it comes with the tool to add/remove links?
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Old 4 January 2019, 09:51 PM   #52
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Dang, that looks amazing in blue. Stunning. Having said that, I ordered the SS medium model and will have it by 10:30am tomorrow. So excited!

Does anyone know if it comes with the tool to add/remove links?
It should

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Old 5 January 2019, 03:09 AM   #53
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the quick change, no tool needed bracelet/links of the Santos is especially cool . .
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what band is this? Color and material?

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Old 5 January 2019, 03:58 AM   #54
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To the OP, guess you’ve held off purchasing. I love the Santos, but it does look too large on your wrist. Some of the other variants posted here look great, good luck with your decision.
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Old 5 January 2019, 04:15 AM   #55
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Having said that, I ordered the SS medium model and will have it by 10:30am tomorrow. So excited!
Congrats!

I just bought my first Cartier in December, the Santos XL Carbon and love it - enjoy!!!!
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Old 5 January 2019, 06:35 AM   #56
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Old 5 January 2019, 07:12 AM   #57
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Gents,

Just received my SS Santos (medium) from FedEx. They were super late, but better late than never.

First impression is I really like the size of the medium. I could absolutely see going medium or large, but as I was looking for more of a dress watch I went medium. The large definitely looks sportier.

Overall I really like it. The blue hands seem to look black until you get into natural light. The blue really pops! Very happy.


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Old 5 January 2019, 09:44 AM   #58
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To the OP, guess youíve held off purchasing. I love the Santos, but it does look too large on your wrist. Some of the other variants posted here look great, good luck with your decision.


Thanks!
I suppose it will be on hold a bit since I picked up a TT CHNR a few weeks ago.
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Old 5 January 2019, 09:45 AM   #59
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Gents,

Just received my SS Santos (medium) from FedEx. They were super late, but better late than never.

First impression is I really like the size of the medium. I could absolutely see going medium or large, but as I was looking for more of a dress watch I went medium. The large definitely looks sportier.

Overall I really like it. The blue hands seem to look black until you get into natural light. The blue really pops! Very happy.


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That looks great, congrats!!!
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Old 5 January 2019, 11:33 AM   #60
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Looks great, congrats!

Date complication in most watches is a sad afterthought and I am glad you went with this model. Tried both and could never like the large size--proportions, date--all out of place.
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