1965 Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Handwound Ref. 3468 18K Gold Dress Watch

Patek Philippe

Item No. 7697

We are pleased to offer this very fine and classic Patek Philippe mens handwound dress watch.

With its understated silver face and timeless case with downward turned lugs, it showcases an elegant vintage Patek style.

Powering the watch is its illustrious Patek Philippe 10 ligne movement, stamped in two places with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, unquestionably among the finest hand-winding movements ever built.

All parts are original to the watch down to the dial, hands, and winding crown, and it has just finished a beautifully done restoration.

Its thin Patek Philippe case presents as scratch-free and expertly polished. Its original dial has 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.

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

If you would like us to obtain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you please inquire.

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

Patek Philippe:
Patek Philippe sets the standard as the finest watch manufacturer in the world. In the 1960's and 70's, Patek Philippe produced less than fifty watches per day (contrast this with Rolex and other fine watch manufacturers that produced 500 - 3,000 pieces per day). Important examples of Patek's wristwatches took between nine-months and one-year to assemble.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 1147434
  • Year built: 1965
  • Model: Ref. 3468
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside):  Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve Swiss, 3468, 2668399 18K(0.750)
  • Case condition: Presents as scratch-free. It shows signs of previous polishing, and we have just given it an expertly done light polishing. It presents nicely on the wrist.
  • Dimensions: 33mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver with gold inset baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and GENEVE, well-restored
  • Hands: Original, gold batons
  • Movement type: Extremely high grade Cal. 23-300, manually wound, specially designed shock protection, patented Gyromax balance system maintains accuracy across various positions, temperatures, and amounts of wind, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium bronze escape wheel, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator
  • Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve Swiss, Eighteen Jewels, Adjusted to 5 positions, heat, cold, isochronism, 23-300
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, unsigned 16mm gold tone buckle. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 16mm
  • 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; 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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