1860's Patek Philippe Antique Mens Midsize 42mm Hunter Case Pocket Watch - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 7612

The beautiful and very fine pocket watch showcased in today's offering is an original example of one of Patek's late key wind watches. It features a Patek caliber with distinctive moustache counterpoise on the lever, frosted gilt finishing, and self-compensating flat balance spring.

It was made especially for the prestigious Washington D.C. jeweler M.W. Galt & Bro. Their shop was situated on Pennsylvania Ave. six blocks east of the White House, and their clientele is said to have included many Presidents beginning with Thomas Jefferson, Mary Todd Lincoln, and many other notable government leaders.

When they closed on March 8, 2001, they were the District's oldest business having operated continuously for nearly two centuries since their founding in 1802.

Included in the photo section is a photo of their showroom and their imprint.

It is original with a numbers matching case and is in pleasing condition.

Its untouched porcelain dial is in perfect mint condition, flawless even under the bezel. Its case is in honest original condition with fairly light wear, a couple pin prick marks, and one very small flat spot around the band.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

Accompanying it is a period key. Please inquire if you would like a Patek extract for the watch.

Patek Philippe:
Patek Philippe bears the standard of the finest watch manufacturer in the world and holds world records for the most expensive watches in the world.

During the 1860's and '70's, Patek Philippe produced only fewer than approximately twenty watches per day (contrast this with Omega and other fine watch manufacturers that produced 500 - 1,200 pieces per day) making original examples very rare and collectable.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe, made for M.W. Galt & Bro. of Washington D.C.
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 32,045
  • Year built: c. late 1860's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings: No. 32,045 (case number stamped on both cuvette and case back), M.W. Galt & Bro., Washington, Patek Philippe & Co., Fabricants, Geneve, E.T.Duvall
  • Case condition: Honest original condition with fairly light wear, a couple pin prick marks, and one very small flat spot around the band. As is often the case the front lid spring has lost its zest but opens just fine. It hasn't been overly polished and has nice normal engine turning detail
  • Dial: Porcelain, black painted Roman numerals and minute track, unsigned as was customary for the period, perfect mint condition - flawless even under the bezel
  • Hands: Original, blue steel, "Breguet moons" wonderfully aged to purple, excellent condition
  • Movement type: Extremely high grade Patek Philippe pocket chronometer, moustache counterpoise, frosted gilt, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator, key wound and key set
  • Movement markings: It is correctly unsigned for the period.
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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