1970 Patek Philippe Vintage Mens Handwound Square Dress Watch, Ref. 3430 - 18K Gold

Patek Philippe

Item No. 8282

We are pleased to offer the very fine and pleasing Patek Philippe mens ref. 3430 square watch showcased in today's offering.

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

Its angular case has an extra slim profile from the side.

The ref. 3430 was introduced to the market in 1958 and stayed in production until the early 1970s.

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.

It has all of its original Patek parts and presents beautifully on the wrist. Its case presents as better than near mint. Its silver dial is original and untouched. Please inquire if you would like it restored.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.

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

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.

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

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 795,131
  • Year built: c. 1966
  • Model: Ref. 3430
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, Swiss, 18K, 3430, 2,635,855
  • Case condition: Better than near mint. Scratch-free with fairly mild to moderate previous signs of being polishing.
  • Dimensions: 26.5mm wide (28mm excluding crown), 34mm long lug tip-to-tip, 7mm thick
  • Dial: Silver with gold applique baton indexes, signed Patek Philippe and Geneve, original and untouched, very good condition with light aging around certain parts of the periphery and markers. Please inquire if you would like it 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
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band:  Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. 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: 18mm
  • 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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