1970 Patek Philippe Classic Vintage Mens Ultra Thin Retro TV Watch - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 5588SH

Today's offering showcases this handsome retro example of one of the company's classic vintage "ultra thin" watches.

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".

It has a classic retro "TV" shaped case with complementary gold dial. It would originally have come on a bracelet - a jeweler has previously added the lugs to accommodate a strap.

It presents in much better than excellent condition, and the dial has been previously refinished.

Accompanying it is its Extract from the Patek Philippe archives.

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

An important watch that can be worn daily or just for special occasions.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year sold: Made in the 1970.
  • Model: Ref. 3528-1
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3528-1
  • Case condition: Excellent with light wear and signs of polishing. Hallmark is still unpolished and crisp. It would originally have come on a bracelet. A jeweler has previously added the lugs to accommodate a strap.
  • Dial: Champagne, black Roman indexes at the primary hours, signed Patek Philippe and GENEVE, previously refinished
  • Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding the crown) by 33mm long lug tip to tip
  • Hands: Original gold blackened "batons"
  • Movement type: High grade, Cal. 175, stamped twice with the prestigious Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance-spring
  • Movement markings: Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Adjusted to Heat, Cold, Isochronism, 5 Positions, Eighteen Jewels, 175, stamped with the Geneva Quality Mark
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Java lizard, fully stitched, padded with unsigned buckle
  • Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition
  • 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 warranty. Please see our eBay About Me page for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives; Connoisseur of Time 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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