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    Vintage quartz Patek

    Hello all,

    Apologies if I posted in the wrong section, but since there's no Patek specific forum I figured this was the best place.

    About a year ago I was talking to my father and I mentioned I was looking to buy a thin dress watch to wear with suits. To my surprise he told me he had a nice gold watch he could give me that he didn't wear anymore since purchasing his gold Datejust a few years ago. When I asked what the model was and he said Patek Philippe I almost fell off my chair. When he then said it was quartz, I regained some of my composure but was still pretty excited. A few months later he gave me the watch. I love it. To me it's the perfect dress watch in terms of looks and case size.

    The only thing he could tell me about it was that he bought it used 20 or 30 years ago. Of course 20 or 30 years is such a big gap that who knows when he actually bought it. I'm curious if anyone on here is familiar with these and knows anything about them and what the potential value could be. I also just wanted to share it. I did a search myself and I found some similar models that say quartz on them. You should be able to see in the photo but the back says 18K at the bottom and has markings on the side that are kind of hard to make out. I wasn't even aware that Patek made quartz watches before getting it.

    Hope everyone has a good week!

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    Re: Vintage quartz Patek

    That is way-cool. Both the watch and the story of your dad offering and giving it to you.
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    Vintage quartz Patek

    Looks like you could have a ref 3856 there.
    Possibly mid eighties.
    Patek Phillipe should be able to supply you with an extract from the archives with more information.
    Enjoy your fathers watch.


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    So many watches, so little time...


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    Re: Vintage quartz Patek

    Quote Originally Posted by Black5 View Post
    Looks like you could have a ref 3856 there.
    Possibly mid eighties.
    Patek Phillipe should be able to supply you with an extract from the archives with more information.
    Enjoy your fathers watch.



    So many watches, So little time...
    I think you are right! Thanks!

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    Re: Vintage quartz Patek

    Quartz or not that’s a nice watch and I’d wear the heck out of it. Congrats on the stroke of luck!

    How did you not know your dad had a Patek though?


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    Re: Vintage quartz Patek

    Quote Originally Posted by EsbenOpen View Post
    Quartz or not that’s a nice watch and I’d wear the heck out of it. Congrats on the stroke of luck!

    How did you not know your dad had a Patek though?


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    Thanks!

    Well, I've always been into watches to a certain degree but didn't really care all that much about them until about a year ago. So I didn't notice he had it when I was a kid and never asked about his watches until recently. Now I'm obsessed, obviously.. since I'm posting here!!

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    Re: Vintage quartz Patek

    Very nice watch and an even better story, congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temps Perdu View Post
    Thanks!

    Well, I've always been into watches to a certain degree but didn't really care all that much about them until about a year ago. So I didn't notice he had it when I was a kid and never asked about his watches until recently. Now I'm obsessed, obviously.. since I'm posting here!!

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    Ahh, fair enough. Well, welcome to the madness!


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    Re: Vintage quartz Patek

    Well, it's not like your dad ever owned it. He was just watching after it for you!
    Congrats, it's a very classy look.

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    Re: Vintage quartz Patek

    Quote Originally Posted by Time Exposure View Post
    Well, it's not like your dad ever owned it. He was just watching after it for you!
    Congrats, it's a very classy look.
    Hah! I like your way of looking at it thanks!

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