1965 Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Ultra Thin Handwound, Ref. 3503 Watch - 18K White Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 8884

Today's offering showcases this handsome and classic ultra thin Patek Philippe mens watch in gorgeous restored condition. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.

With its elegant angular case and understated dial (face), it exudes timeless class. It has a pleasingly slim 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.

Like only the very finest watches in the world - select watches from the likes of Patek, AP, and V & C, it is adjusted to five positions, heat, cold, and even isochronism. Isochronism is the amount of wind left in the movement. Most watches slow down slightly as their power reserve moves toward empty; that is not the case with this watch.

It has 100% original parts down to the dial, hands, and crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as about a 9.5 out of 10.

Its 18K white gold case presents as mint with only fairly mild signs of previous polishing. Its Patek dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Patek Philippe factory done to the naked eye.

A Master Watchmaker has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly serviced it. It is keeping very accurate time.

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

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.

Please inquire if you would like us to obrain an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives for you. Patek charges 500CHF to provide one.

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.:  1,130,286
  • Model: Ref. 3503
  • Year built: c. 1965
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K white gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3503, 2,633,135
  • Case condition: Presents as mint with only fairly mild signs of previous polishing.
  • Dimensions: 26.5mm wide (excluding crown), 32mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver with black painted baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and Swiss, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, white gold "batons" topped with black
  • 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: 20 rubies
  • Band: Leather, Teju lizard grain, remborde, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal:  Sapphire, original, excellent condition
  • Servicing: A Master Watchmaker has disassembled it down to its last and serviced 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - 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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