Affordable Cartier Tank Homage Alternatives With Seiko Tank Watches

According to stories, the original Cartier timepiece was designed by Louis Cartier after seeing the treads of the Renault FT-17 tank. The rectangular shape of the Cartier was inspired by this image and it made the model widely popular later on. The Cartier was even seen worn by prominent figures like Princess Diana and Michelle Obama.

Spending thousands of dollars for a timepiece, though, is out of reach for many people. Seeing the demand, Seiko created Cartier Tank homage watches that are affordable and accessible to the general public. The watchmaker even added their own touch by installing solar-powered movement on their Seiko Tank timepieces. 

Cartier Tank Homages In Seiko Tank Watches

Love Cartier’s iconic Tank models? you are here because they are expensive but can’t help to scratch that itch without shelling out big money for the watch. Thankfully we have reviewed the best Seiko Tank homage timepieces you can easily find online for men and women. If you like Tank-style watches then I highly recommend checking out the JLC Reverso homages here

Seiko Women’s Tank SUP252

The 18mm x 14mm SUP252 has a yellow-gold plated stainless steel case and bezel, a solid case back, a textured champagne-colored dial, a Hardlex crystal, a brown leather strap, index hour markers, and a Seiko Caliber V138 solar quartz movement.

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Seiko Women's SUP252 Analog Display Japanese Quartz Brown Watch
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Seiko Women's SUP252 Analog Display Japanese Quartz Brown Watch
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  • Powered by light/Solar energy ;...
  • Day/Date calendar
  • LumiBrite hands and markers ; 30M...
  • Caliber V138, Leather Strap
  • Rectangle watch in gold-tone...

Pros:

  • Stylish dress watch
  • Lightweight and comfortable to wear
  • Power reserve of up to 6 months
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Short strap length
  • No date window
  • Too small for some users

Price: $90 to $195

 

Seiko Men’s SUP880

The 32mm x 28.5mm SUP880 is a solar-powered timepiece with a rectangular-shaped case. It has a stainless steel case, yellow-gold stainless steel bezel, a solid case back, a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal, a calfskin leather strap, Roman numeral hour markers, and a Seiko Caliber V115 Japanese quartz movement.

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Seiko Men's SUP880 Analog Display Japanese Quartz Black Watch
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Seiko Men's SUP880 Analog Display Japanese Quartz Black Watch
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  • Solar power source
  • 12-month power reserve once fully...
  • Japanese-quartz movement
  • Case diameter: 28.5mm
  • Water resistant to 99 feet

Pros:

  • Lightweight and comfortable to wear
  • Classy and sophisticated look for an affordable price
  • Power reserve of up to 12 months
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • Low-quality strap
  • Feels like wearing a plastic watch

Price: $100 to $195

 

Seiko Men’s Tank SUP896

The 28mm SUP896 has a rectangular-shaped case made of stainless steel. It also has a solid case back, a yellow-gold stainless steel bezel, a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal, a champagne-colored dial, a leather strap, index hour markers, and a Seiko Caliber V115 Eco-Drive movement. 

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Seiko Men's SUP896 Gold-Tone and Brown Leather Solar-Power Dress Watch
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Seiko Men's SUP896 Gold-Tone and Brown Leather Solar-Power Dress Watch
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  • Solar-powered square watch...
  • 28.1 mm stainless steel case with...
  • Quartz movement with analog display
  • Croc-textured calfskin band with...
  • Water resistant to 50 m (165 ft):...

Pros:

  • Elegant dress watch
  • Lightweight and comfortable to wear
  • It’s solar-powered, so there’s no need to change batteries
  • Water-resistant up to 50m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • Stiff band feels cheap
  • It’s a bit thick for its size

Price: $100 to $215

 

Seiko Women’s SUP250

The 26mm x 18mm SUP250 is a solar-powered watch with a rectangular-shaped case, gold-tone stainless steel case and bezel, a solid case back, a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal, a leather strap, Roman numeral hour markers, and a Seiko Caliber V115 Japanese quartz movement. 

With the features of the SUP250, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any difference against the Cartier Tank. The H-shaped case, the patterned square on the inside dial, the hour markers – from afar, you’ll look like wearing a Cartier.

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Seiko Women's SUP250 Stainless Steel Watch with Black B
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Seiko Women's SUP250 Stainless Steel Watch with Black Band
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  • Rectangular gold-tone watch with...
  • 18 mm stainless steel case with...
  • Japanese quartz movement with...
  • Croco-embossed black leather band...
  • Water resistant to 30 m (99 ft): In...

Pros:

  • Solar-powered which makes the watch almost maintenance-free
  • Elegant, stylish look
  • Power reserve of up to 12 months
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Band is a bit short
  • Large crown
  • Stiff strap
  • No date window

Price: $100 to $195

Conclusion

You don’t have to spend thousands to get your hands on a watch similar to the Cartier Tank. Seiko’s affordable Tank homages are easily accessible and have upgraded features even the Cartier Tank doesn’t have. With the price, quality, functionality, and solar-powered movement of the Seiko Tank watches, you can’t go wrong buying any of the timepieces in the collection.

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