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    Vintage Patek Philippe.

    My dad gifted me this PP Calatrava. Now, I need to decide when and whom to give it to for servicing. I'm sure the best bet would be to send it back to PP to have it restored/serviced. Any idea what it might cost for a clean and complete service by PP (if nothing else, a probable ball-park estimate/range)?

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    Re: Vintage Patek Philippe.

    If that's an auto, you can expect to pay 800 Swiss Francs for a service. Slightly less for a manual wind.

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    Re: Vintage Patek Philippe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Outta Time View Post
    If that's an auto, you can expect to pay 800 Swiss Francs for a service. Slightly less for a manual wind.
    Thank you for the info! It is a manual wind, by the way.
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    Re: Vintage Patek Philippe.

    Very nice. Do you have a picture of the movement?
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    Re: Vintage Patek Philippe.

    I sent a Patek to Switzerland a couple of years ago. it cost $1500 USD & took 3 months. it was returned factory new with papers.

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    Re: Vintage Patek Philippe.

    A service that needs no parts can be done by any competent watchmaker. However Patek no longer will supply parts to 'outsiders'.
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Vintage Patek Philippe.

    Quote Originally Posted by vintageguy View Post
    I sent a Patek to Switzerland a couple of years ago. it cost $1500 USD & took 3 months. it was returned factory new with papers.
    I recently paid $735 to have an automatic serviced and an additional $240 to have the case and strap refurbished. They sent the papers along and to my surprise they included a new box. Their service really goes above and beyond.
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    Re: Vintage Patek Philippe.

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    Their service really goes above and beyond.

    After all, its a Patek Philippe we're talking about..

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    Re: Vintage Patek Philippe.

    I think it is quite impossible to guess the cost of servicing your watch.
    They wil go through the movement and if something needs to be replaced, the cost will go up significantly.
    It is afgter all a watch that is what - maybe 45 years old or so?


    But, it being a family heirloom, and a PP on top of that I think it is well worth it.


    A beautiful piece, v76!

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