1964 Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Handwound Ultra Thin 18K Gold Watch, Ref. 3503 - Papers

Patek Philippe

Item No. 8490R

We are pleased to offer the very fine and pleasing Patek Philippe mens ref. 3503 square watch showcased in today's offering.

With its understated silver face and timeless square case, it showcases a classic and elegant Patek style.

Its angular case has an ultra thin profile from the side.

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. Photos of the inside available upon request.

It has fully Patek parts down to the hands and winding crown.

Its presents beautifully on the wrist. Its case is in very good condition. Its silver dial has just been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running very strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Patek in our testing position.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Accompanying the watch is an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives attesting to its authenticity and originality. The Extract costs 500 Swiss Francs (approximately $550 USD) to obtain. Patek has confirmed with us it will be issued, and we will add a photo of it to the listing once it arrives from Switzerland.

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

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 1,134,730
  • Year built: 1964
  • Model: Ref. 3503
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3503, 2,653,929
  • Case condition: Presents as mostly scratch-free, very good with signs of having been previously polished and light wear
  • Dimensions: 26.5mm wide (excluding crown), 32mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver with black painted baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and Swiss, freshly restored
  • Hands: Original, gold "batons"
  • 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
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. If you would like more information on our watchmaking team please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Patek in our testing position. 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 - Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives, 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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