How much to recondition my cartier santos?


Jun 14, 2007
I have a stainless steel santos that is fairly scratched up from daily use. The sapphire on the dial is also cracked cause i dropped it on the floor once. :sad: I'm now thinking of selling this watch but think it would be easier to sell if i fix it up. I'm just scared how much it'll cost to get the replacement sapphire along with the general reconditioning. Does anyone know how much this would maybe cost?


Sep 20, 2006
I would get a quote from your local Cartier boutique. About 2 years ago I had my santos reconditioned for a little under $200. A friend of mine was helping me adjust the time on my watch & pulled the sapphire dial off. I took it to a local watch repair place thinking that they could just place the piece back. They assessed that the dial had to be replaced & quoted me $300+. So I went to the nearest Cartier boutique, they said the same thing but they offered to replace it for free & all I had to pay for was a cleaning, rebuffing & general tune up.