Thank you Baron for this vital information.... I bought mine (new) in 1978 so when I noticed your date references....I went to check. Mine doesn't have the Zubmariner unfortunately.....but it's nice to know my 'humble' Rolex might be a rarity..
Further detailed studies of the watch reveal how deeply and perfectly Patek perform their restoration work..... This is the condition of the back watch case as sent to Patek This is how it came back Now I don't know how they eliminated the existing scratches and marks? Whether they polished the orig
but when they quoted, they were up front that I would have to wait 9 months for the work to be completed......luckily I have other ‘toys’ to occupy my time..... I think Patek have a much higher profit margin for their watchmakers to be assembling new watches than having them attending to the often r
A year ago I accidentally cracked the crystal face of my 1952 Ref 1491 and took it to my local Patek Service Agent in Sydney who informed me that for vintage Patek watches, they had to be sent back to Geneva for any work whatsoever......even the simple replacement of the crystal face. Within a week
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref 3919R-001 with Box and Papers Mint example hardly worn. Comes with original Box, Case and all original Documents including sales receipt dated 29th June 2005 as well as Complete Overhaul Service dated 25th Oct 2013 by Authorise Patek Philippe Service Centre. This is poss
I can understand the fact that the oils in a watch become 'used up' over time (say 5 years) due to heat and friction.......but I am amazed that in the 21st century.....man has not invented a synthetic oil which will not dry up from 'non-use'? I know that Patek Philippe does not use oils in the watch
and gave my Patek to the the watchmaker last week for a full service. He found that the oil had dried on the balance wheel pivot....and there was brown 'gunk' on the pallet lever which he had to polish off. The amplitude is now 280-300° and it is keeping good even time....in all positions :-) I can'