Feb 22, 2009,11:01 AM

Last weekend I had a chance to handle my friends vintage 2573J from 1960.
This watch is only 33mm wide without crown and I must say that at the first moment
this watch felt rather small on my wrist. Interestingly after about 3-4 hours I thought
it was 'just about right' (I have a thin wrist, mind you).

Nothing fancy here...just simple and classic beauty. Hope you'll enjoy the pictures:
(excuse the poor quality, I left the batteries for my XTi & G9 at work and had to use the old & little Panasonic fx30)

(Source of the last image of caliber 10-200 is not known. Obtained by Internet search.)

Patek Philippe - Reference 2573J - 18K YG

Manufactured: 950's - 1960's,
Caliber: 10-200, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement,
Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions,
shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring,
micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement are signed.
Size: 33mm wide (34 with crown) x 34.5mm lug-to-lug tip tall x 7.5 mm thick.

Best regards,


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Classically handsome watch

 By: dxboon : February 22nd, 2009-11:30

Wonderful piece indeed! [nt]

 By: KCLQMULKU : February 22nd, 2009-12:49

two little sisters say hello

 By: vdaelema : February 22nd, 2009-14:50
I have been wearing that exact reference this week and it is very refreshing compared to larger watches. You tend to forget you wear any watch at all given their thinness and subtle refinement...  

simple and sophisticated! [nt]

 By: johnngym : February 22nd, 2009-17:45
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Nice'n simple

 By: Davo : February 22nd, 2009-20:17

So simple and clean.

 By: TimAbz : February 22nd, 2009-23:56


 By: CaliforniaJed : February 24th, 2009-23:42