Forum members told me to post here before making any vintage purchases. I had posted some other watches in the thread labled "Help a noob", but I have yet to hear any replies.
Anyway, I need opinions on this watch. I know I will probably need to send it to Patek for refurbishing (which I believe will cost $700-$1200) and I need a band. Both of those things can be done to it. I just want to buys something that is original.
Here is what the seller says:
Patek Philippe 18K gold Rare men's watch 3484 All Original! This outstanding watch is crafted in gorgeous rich 18K gold and features fine quality Swiss made movement. This watch has an elegant looking gold dial, with brillaint gold hands/hour marks and is sure to enthrall anyone who wears it. Rare style and world renown fine quality craftsmanship in same purchase! Ideal addition to any fine watch collection!
No date info, so... I'm guessing 60s or 70s.
- Stamped: PATEK PHILIPPE 18K
Lugs: 18 mm
Crystal Diameter: 1.2 Inches (30.5 mm)
Width w/Crown: 1.4 Inches (35.6 mm)
Depth: 0.38 Inches (9.8 mm)
Length: 1.54 Inches (39.1 mm)
Diameter: 1.3 Inches (33 mm)
- Total Weight:15.5 Pennyweight (24.11 Grams)
- Watch Type: Manual Winding. In Working Order!
Here are the pictures (prepare yourself for original patina):
Thanks for any comments or suggestions!