We are pleased to offer the very fine and pleasing Patek Philippe mens ref. 3490 square watch showcased in today's offering.
With its strong gloss black face with gilt printing and classic square case, it showcases a timeless and elegant Patek style.
Its angular case has an extra slim profile from the side - the complete watch only measures 4.5mm thick!
Powered by a Patek Philippe caliber 175 handwound movement, the company's first ultra-thin mechanism, the watch excels in technical merits. This illustrious movement was awarded the prestigious "Geneve Quality Seal" and this example is stamped in two places with it.
It has all of its original Patek parts and presents beautifully on the wrist.
Its case presents in excellent condition. It is scratch-free with fairly mild to moderate signs of previous polishing. Its original and untouched dial is better than near mint.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying the watch is a Certificate of Authenticity from eBay and their new professional watch authentication team. We are also happy to provide a Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity if you would like. Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,162,340
Case no.: 2,651,373
Year built: c. the second half of the 1960's
Model: Ref. 3490
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3490, 2,651,373
Case condition: Excellent. Scratch-free with signs of having been fairly lightly to moderately previously polished.
Dimensions: 26.5mm wide (excluding crown), 33mm long lug tip-to-tip, 4.5mm thick
Dial: Gloss black with gilt painted Roman numerals, signed Patek Philippe and Geneve, original and untouched, better than near mint with light fading of the printing
Hands: Original, gold "dauphines"
Movement type: Extremely high grade, manually wound, Cal. 175, specially designed shock protection, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, self-compensating flat balance spring
Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
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 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 email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Certificate of Authenticty from eBay and their new professional watch authentication team. Please inquire if you would like us to obrain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one. We are also happy to provide a Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity if you would like; 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.