1950's Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Handwound Watch, Ref. 2488 - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 6153SH

We are pleased to offer this very fine and rare Patek Philippe mens ref. 2488 watch.

With its understated silver face and timeless yet gorgeous square case, it showcases a classic and elegant vintage Patek style. The photos don't quite pick-up the way the sides of the case curve to form into the lugs.

I've owned dozens of Pateks, and I really love the beauty of this case. Our photos just couldn't quite capture it.

Powering it is its original illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built.

It presents in beautiful condition. Its is near mint plus. Its silver dial is very clean. And its movement is very clean.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Please inquire if you would like us to obtain an Extract for you.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international 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
  • Serial no.: 741,203
  • Year built: 1950's
  • Model: Ref. 2488
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 2488, 680709
  • Case condition: Near mint plus with light wear. Case top has not been overly polished and retains very nice stong lines and clear hallmark
  • Dimensions: 28mm wide (excluding crown), 35mm long lug tip-to-tip altough the large bezel gives the impression of larger dimensions
  • Dial: Silver with gold applied baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and GENEVE, appears to have been partially or fully well-restored - its original raised lettering is still intact
  • Hands: Original, gold batons
  • Movement type: High grade, Cal. 10'''-200, manually wound, rhodium plated, fausses-côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator
  • Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, 10-200
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched for greater durability, padded for comfort, brand new and unused, unsigned 16mm gold tone buckle. 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: 20mm
  • Serviced: Yes, 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.
  • 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; New 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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