Wow! just HOT! If it was a vintage Tank Louis with a black leather strap, I’d just MELT!
I love these watches! Male or female, it doesn't matter. My shrine to the greatest watch...
of all time.
Well..I finally did it. I gave into my urges to buy a brown lizard strap. I also did better than what I had originally planned. I set out to get a dark brown lizard grain (long size,) and wound up with this genuine lizard instead, for a few dollars more. Once I saw it, I knew this was the one. It’s gorgeous, very comfortable, and it doesn’t taper down very much at all.
Since it’s brown, it allows for a more casual look. For me, the stitching and the scale pattern just work well with a Tank watch, even though this Seiko has a large cabochon on it (circa 1978.) As much as I love black leather straps, I still like to change things up, as evidenced by my photos.
One thing is for sure; this one is going to get more time on the wrist.
Author extraordinaire, Elmore Leonard. He wore a Cartier Tank for many years. In recent times, he’s been seen with a JLC Reverso, which is a nice watch, but it’s no Tank to me.
Girls, just stop it! Because of you borrowing your boyfriend/husband’s watches, men’s watches just keep getting bigger. I don’t like these huge oversized monsters that are as big as an alarm clock on my wrist.
What’s next? Flav-o-Flav’s alarm clock has got nothing on these things! I’ll be glad when watches start becoming smaller in proportion. Until then, I’ll stick with my vintage ones.
And now…back to the Tanks.
This one is from 1984. The crown is a little slimmer, and so is the case back. At first glance, it looks like the 1970’s models; a closer inspection shows the subtle differences, including the movement numbers at the bottom of the dial. I put a new battery in it, and it works great.
It came with a really nice DeBeer Coach black leather strap that looks unused.
I have been wearing it for three days straight, and it keeps great time. The Coach black leather strap is starting to loosen up, and it’s more comfortable on my wrist. I might experiment with different straps, just to see if there is something that might work better.
Or…maybe I’ll just leave this one alone, and wear it as is.