I must have missed something. Sorry.
JLC came out in 1931 for the British polo players in India. Cartier came out with the Santos in 1911 after creating the ‘ wrist watch’ for Santos Dumont in 1905 for his flight.
Which originals are you referring to?
Ah, no. I was referring to the ones currently on their website for $5K+. You and the other collectors here are obviously much more knowledgeable about watches than I. I have a small collection of mainly Hamilton, Elgin, Bulova, & Gruen; things I can pick up from ebay. And truth be told, most are too small for the size of my wrist. I'm just an art deco-style enthusiast of watches, buildings, furnishings, and barware, and I just enjoy their look.