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Seller: wwwhypmark (1.657) 99.3%, Location: -, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192913510214 UNIQUE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF TIMEPIECE VERY BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE WATCH 1883 VERY BEAUTIFUL MECHANICAL WORK. MOVEMENT:The authentic PATEK PHILIPPE movement is 100% original and has been in addition updated and engraved, by the craftsman later. The movement is running superbly and keeping good time, recently serviced. Serial number # 62,393 dates it to the year 1883 DIAL: Spectacular new hand-crafted perfectly looking Silver & Black dial with roman numerals and Bluein perfect condition, signed PATEK PHILIPPE . (non PATEK PHILIPPE) was made in 2019. CASE: NEW gold plated case that provides with glass cover of back lid. (non PATEK PHILIPPE) was made in 2019. WATCH CRYSTAL: The gently domed MINERAL GLASSES (front & back) are in excellent condition. PAYMENT: Buyer must notify me within 24 hrs of auction close as to how and when he or she intends to pay. Winning bidders must fully pay within 7 days of the auction. After 7 days the piece will be relisted and appropriate action taken against the non-paying bidder. I participate in the eBay Non-Paying Bidder program. Accepting PAYPAL - in case you prefer other payment methods please let us know. RETURNS: If you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, please return the merchandise within 30 days after receiving watch (return policy eBay) for exchange or refund. SHIPPING: Worldwide 1. Shipping internationally by registerred air mail. (10 to 15 business days). 2. UPS Worldwide Express Saver Shipping (3 to 6 business days) – approx $60.00 (please contact with me before your payment). Measures: 43 mm - diameter is dial, 49 mm - case wide, 54 mm - case wide with crown, 58 mm - case tall from lug to lug, 22 mm - band size, 14.5 mm - thickness; If you have been collecting watches for a while I think you’re going to appreciate the following timepiece. One could argue that the word “RARE” gets tossed around a bit too easily on eBay but I think this is one case where the moniker is well deserved. Here is a truly pristine and original men’s timepiece by “PATEK PHILIPPE” that dates to 1883. . TPatek Philippe & Co. is to watches what Rolls Royce is to cars— synonymous with the best. This prestigious Swiss watchmaking firm is arguably the most famous manufacturer of timepieces worldwide. To own a Patek Philippe watch remains a symbol of wealth and importance: kings and queens were their clients, while other watchmakers frantically copied them – imitation being the highest form of flattery, and moreover a means to a more lucrative sale with the help of the famous Patek Philippe signature. The Patek Philippe legend continues to grow and fascinate. The soaring prices achieved by Patek Philippe watches at auction—particularly within the last decade — prove to what degree these precious timepieces are sought-after by collectors. One collector paid $11,002,500 for a rare Patek Philippe pocketwatch, thereby earning it a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Company’s Beginnings On May 1, 1839 in Geneva, Patek and Franciszek Czapek established a business under the name of “Patek and Czapek”. Czapek, a professional watchmaker, was also a soldier in the Polish National Guard. Given their ties to the Polish community-both were involved in the Polish Independence movement and members of the “Association of Polish Emigrés in Switzerland”- Patek and Czapek had probably known each other for some time. The earliest records place Czapek in Geneva on July 31, 1832, although it is possible he arrived a year earlier. Not long after that date, he established a watchmaking enterprise with a certain Mr. Moreau, called “Czapek and Moreau”. Through Czapek, Patek met first Moreau, and then Moreau's niece, Marie- Adelaide Thomasine. The two became engaged, and three months short of their wedding date, Patek, Czapek, and Moreau signed an agreement establishing a new company. Moreau and Patek each invested 8,000 Swiss francs in the company, Moreau held no official responsibilities, while Patek was responsible for the ac-counting and management. Czapek, who contri-buted tools and most likely some early machinery, was responsible for production. Paragraph five of their agreement allotted him 100 francs monthly, in addition to his share of the profits. During the first 14 months Patek and Czapek ran the company alone, possibly with the help of one or two workmen. They purchased unfinished movements from various companies specialized in the manufacturing of raw movements, sent them to a case maker to be cased, and then finished them in their shop. Up until July of 1840 Czapek finished all movements by himself. The company then hired one or two watchmakers to speed up the finishing process and to help cope with the delays, a problem they apparently faced in 1840. As Patek put it: “Being afraid of sustaining a loss in this new for me field, a loss which I have experienced before in the trade, I was as cautious as possible. I demanded that until July 1, 1840 all watches to be finished by Czapek himself, it lowered the expenses but also caused delays. The business allowing, two months ago (July, 1840) I increased the number of craftsmen...” Their workers, he specified elsewhere, were paid by the piece The earliest watches were signed Patek, Czapek & co. until 1845 when Czapek left the partnership. Several years later the company was joined by French watchmaker, Jean Adrien Philippe, who later became the inventor of their famous stem-winding and hand setting mechanism, a modern and reliable concept. From May 1845 to January 1851 the firm was known as Patek & Co; Philippe lent his name to the company in 1851 when he became a full partner. Among the reasons for their initial success was the high standard of watch making and practicality of Philippe's new stem-winding system. In the early years of partnership. Queen Victoria of England herself was already a client. From the middle of the 19th century, Patek Philippe assumed a leading role in the Swiss watchmaking industry by raising the standards of workmanship and time keeping through the introduction of technical improvements (the free mainspring, the sweep seconds hand), in addition to implementing improvements to regulators, chronographs, and perpetual calendar mechanism. As early as 1867 the Paris Exhibition, Patek Philippe displayed watches featuring functions that were to become the standard for complicated watches at the beginning of the 20th century; namely a perpetual calendar, a repeater, and a chronograph with split-seconds. The two most complicated watches of all time were made by Patek Philippe. The first, made for Henry Graves Jr. New York, was completed at the beginning of the century, and the second, the Caliber 89, the world's most complicated watch, completed in 1989 (hence the name) to mark the firm's 150th anniversary. In 1932, Patek Philippe changed hands, and its new owners became Charles and Jean Stern. Today the third generation of this family sill owns and manages the company. Shortly after Second World War, Patek Philippe established an electronic division, and in the 1950's the company pioneered quartz technology, filling several patents and winning multiple awards. Today, Patek Philippe SA, Geneve, is still a family company, owned jointly by its president, Mr. Henri Stern, and his son and Vice President, Mr. Philippe Stern. The firm has traditionally made complete timepieces, watches and clocks, employing craftsmen who are master-watchmakers capable of designing and finishing the most complicated watch movements. Other specialists such as goldsmiths, chain smiths, enamellers, jewelers, and engravers complete the firm's manufacturing capabilities. Although Patek Philippe is rightly famous of the leading manufacture of mechanical horology, the firm is also the forefront of the industry as producers of industrial and electronic timekeepers, with its highly accurate master-clocks installed in power stations, hospitals, airports, and other public buildings and factories. The firm clientele has included many of the famous figures across history, including royalty such as Queen Victoria, as well as distinguished scientists, artists, authors and musicians, including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charlotte Bronte and Tchaikovsky. Today, clearly most of the firm's production consists of wristwatches, but Patek Philippe retains the ability to produce pocket watches, and clocks to order, from highly complicated movements to those decorated with enamelled miniature paintings and engravings. The company continues to patent new inventions and improvements in horology and plays an important role in maintaining the quality, prestige and reputation of the Swiss watchmaking. This beautiful wristwatch has the vintage ORIGILAL movement, an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time. Peeking inside via the glass lid I find a spotless and high quality, manual wind gold plated lever escapement movement with STRAIGHT LINE DAMASKEENING, WINDING WHEELS WITH WOLF TEETH TRANSMISSION, TWO-PART WINDING BRIDGE, BLUE STEEL SCREWS, END-PIECES of ANOTHER STEEL for the ESCAPE WHEEL, GOLD WHEELS and BI-METALLIC MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING. One bridge is furnished with a ANOTHER STEEL END PIECE. This end piece is used to minimize the axial clearance of the wheel arbor and enhances the precision of this important element of the escapement. End jewels also protect the stuffs from dirt and dust. The movement is signed PATEK PHILIPPE –GENEVE. Also it signed movement serial number # 62,393. This serial number corresponds to the 1883 production date as per published records. This beautiful wristwatch has the ORIGINAL movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time. Recommendations for the owner of vintage watches: - All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches). - Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. - Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture. - If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust. - If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. - Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. - When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. - If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only (i.e. for minutes, NOT hours). - Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism. - Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. - If the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down. - To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth. - Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. - Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. - Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. California State residents (and those with shipping addresses in California State) add 8,75% sales tax. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Prior to bidding, check your country's customs regulations to determine any additional costs. For all shipments the value of the item will be declared lower than the auction price for custom duties. Also I will mark item as "gift". The taxes should be minimal. Return policy: I guarantee you complete satisfaction with all my high quality products. If you receive an item you did not order or if an item you ordered is received damaged or defective, I will refund you the price you paid for it or replace it with identical one. If you're not satisfied with your purchase, contact me, and it will be a pleasure to discuss with you to resolve the situation. Shipping internationally by registerred air mail. Delivery takes as a usual 10-20 working days. (Some times it takes little more) You know that parcels go to Italy very long. Sometimes approx 2-3 weeks, sometimes near month and more. Be ready for these terms. Professionally carefully packages. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING! Condition: Pre-owned, Condition: This watch is a unique singular piece of ART. Creates watches with valuable and historical movements that have been preserved, restored and placed in newly designed cases., Gender: Men's, Modified Item: Yes, Case Color: Gold, Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding), With Original Packaging: No, Year of Manufacture: Pre-1920, MPN: Does Not Apply, Band Color: Gold, Age Group: Adult, Display: Analog, Brand: Patek Philippe, Manufacturer Warranty: None, Seller's Warranty: Yes, Case Size: 49 mm, Water Resistance: Not Water Resistant, Country/Region of Manufacture: Swaziland, Caseback: Exhibition, Certificate: No, Case Finish: Gloss, Age: Vintage (1870-1875), Modification Description: This watch is a unique singular piece of ART. Creates watches with valuable and historical movements that have been preserved, restored and placed in newly designed cases., Serial Number: # 61,676

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