1938 Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Hooded Lug Ref. 550 Watch - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 5488

Today's offering showcases this classic, pleasing, and uncommon Patek Philippe mens dress watch. Its desirable hooded lug case and silver pyramid marker dial give the watch much character and a timeless presence.

Powered by its illustrious handwound Patek Philippe 9"' movement with subsidiary seconds, it excels in technical merits.

The case is in excellent condition and the dial was restored in vintage times.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. For the finishing touch we have installed a new crocodile strap.

Accompanying the watch is an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to its originality and date of manufacture.

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

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: Movement made in 1929. Encased in 1938. Sold in 1940
  • Serial no.: 821,632
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Phillipe, Geneve, 18K, 618,510
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with signs of polishing and light wear
  • Dimensions: 25.8mm diameter (excluding the crown - 26.5mm including) by 34mm long lug tip to tip. 7.3mm thick.
  • Dial: Silver, gold pyramid and faceted baton applied indices, prominent railroad outer minute track, signed Patek Philippe. If you would like the dial to have a fresh high quality refinishing, please contact us for a quote.
  • Hands: Gold "lances"
  • Movement type: High grade Patek Philippe, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator
  • Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned gold tone buckle
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: Freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • 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.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Archives; New Connoisseur of Time timing certificate
  • 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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