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Details about  Mens MASTERPIECE! 1905 PATEK PHILIPPE & Co. Vintage Watch PRECISION CHRONOMETER

ORIGINAL PORCELAIN DIAL, GOLD PLATED CASE,ENGRAVED MOVT

Mens MASTERPIECE! 1905 PATEK PHILIPPE & Co. Vintage Watch PRECISION CHRONOMETER

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Item condition:
Pre-owned
Ended:
Mar 03, 2014
Winning bid:
US $4,350.00
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Approximately C $4,903.32(including shipping)
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Item location:
Kiev, Ukraine
 
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Condition:
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Brand:

PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Band Material:

GENUINE LEATHER

Gender:

Men's

Age:

Antique (pre 1920)

Style:

Luxury

Dial:

ORIGINAL PORCELAIN DIAL

Features:

Movement: ENGRAVED, THREE FINGER BRIDGE, WINDING WHEELS WITH WOLF TEETH TRANSMISSION, TWO-PART WINDING BRIDGE, END-PIECES of ANOTHER STEEL for the ESCAPE WHEEL, SNAIL (CLAMSHELL) MICROMETER REGULATOR, BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING

Case:

NEW CUSTOM MADE, GOLD PLATED CASE

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BRIEF MAIN INFORMATION

 

 

This is a MARRIAGE watch. A marriage watch is the term used for a new, modern case that has been used to house a vintage pocket watch movement. Please read the sizes of this watch in the description.

 

 

MOVEMENT:

The authentic signed by Patek Philippe movement is 100% ORIGINAL from 1905 and has been in addition updated and engraved by the craftsman later.

The movement is running superbly and keeping good time, recently serviced.

 

DIAL:

ORIGINAL porcelain dial is signed Patek Philippe.

 

CASE:

NEW gold plated case that provides with glass cover of back lid (non Patek Philippe) was made in 2013.

 

WATCH CRYSTAL:

The gently domed MINERAL GLASSES are in excellent condition.

 

Supplied without box and certificate to authenticity.

 

 

SHIPPING: Worldwide!

1. International Standard Shipping (7 to 23 business days) – FREE.

2. FedEx Express Shipping (1 to 4 business days) – approx $70.00 (please contact with me before your payment).

PAYMENT: PayPal or bank wire transfer to my bank account within 7 days.

RETURNS: I provide 100% refunds within 60 days from date of auction ending, no questions asked and without opening the case in Resolution Center and negative or neutral feedback from your side.

PATEK PHILIPPE

 

 

 

UNIQUE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF TIMEPIECE
VERY BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE WATCH 1905
VERY BEAUTIFUL MECHANICAL WORK

 

 

 

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. I am pleased to offer for sale this 1905 gentleman’s timepiece. Indeed, it was made by the venerable PATEK PHILIPPE.

 

It is a marriage watch model that features an ORIGINAL PORCELAIN DIAL, GOLD PLATED CASE and HIGHEST QUALITY ORIGINAL pocket watch MOVEMENT with THREE FINGER BRIDGE, WINDING WHEELS WITH WOLF TEETH TRANSMISSION, TWO-PART WINDING BRIDGE, END-PIECES of ANOTHER STEEL for the ESCAPE WHEEL and SNAIL (CLAMSHELL) MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING has been in addition updated and ENGRAVED by the craftsman.

Patek 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 pocket watch, 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.

The elegant ORIGINAL sunken PORCELAIN dial is in flawless condition. It is complete with a crisp 60 minute outer track border, black enamel main Arabic numbering, original blue steel Spade-style hands and a recessed sunken sub-seconds dial with “sweep” original blue steel seconds hand. The dial is signed PATEK, PHILIPPE & Cie – GENEVE in black enamel lettering below the 12.

 

 

 

It is a registered design model that features a three piece GOLD-PLATED case that provides with glass cover of back lid. This watch was converted from pocket watch. The case, new custom made, fantastic, build specially for this wonderful Patek Philippe movement. The lugs are in great condition while the Pumpkin-style winding crown is in very good shape and operates properly. The case has MINERAL glass on the front and back side. The case is signed PATEK, PHILIPPE & Cie on the lateral bezel.

Peeking inside via the glass lid I find a spotless and HIGHEST QUALITY, manual wind THREE FINGER BRIDGE, WINDING WHEELS WITH WOLF TEETH TRANSMISSION, TWO-PART WINDING BRIDGE, END-PIECES of ANOTHER STEEL for the ESCAPE WHEEL and SNAIL (CLAMSHELL) MICROMETER REGULATOR & BLUE BREGUET BALANCE SPRING.

 

The bridge holds the escape wheel is furnished with an 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 steel also protect the stuffs from dirt and dust.

 

The movement is signed PATEK, PHILIPPE & Cie – GENEVE. Also it signed movement serial number #130,511. This serial number corresponds to the 1905 production date as per published records of PATEK PHILIPPE & Cie.

 

This beautiful wristwatch has the Original magic GOLD-FILLED movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch and has been in addition updated and engraved by the craftsman. Each part of the mechanism, each millimeter it is decorated by a magnificent magic ornament. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time.

It is fitted on a new 22mm brown lizard grain style genuine leather strap with gold steel buckle that is vintage style and goes great with this wonderful watch.

 

Diameter (with crown):        55.00 mm
Diameter (without crown):   48.00 mm
Watch crystal diameter:       42.00 mm
Thickness:                           16.00 mm


This rare watch winds and set smoothly while keeping very good, accurate time.

 

Supplied without box and certificate to authenticity.

 

Because of the vintage nature of the watch I cannot guarantee its absolute time keeping accuracy even if they are in good running condition and in some rare occasions may require additional adjustment.

Always an EXTRA FINE watches at a no Reserve Price!!!

If you like rare, antique, unique and collectible vintage wristwatches or pocket watches (or just enjoy learning about all the different watch makers and models) I suggest you bookmark this page or add me to your "Favorite Sellers" list. I always have beautiful pristine timepieces for sale ending Monday. Now on eBay for 7 Years!
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.
 

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. Do not bid if you are not going to pay for your auction.
I prefer PAYPAL but another methods are also accepted with prior approval. Please contact me FIRST BEFORE sending a cheque to get full address.
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SELLING POLICIES

100% satisfaction guarantee for all of my watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch I will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 60 days after the watch has been received. My goal is to exceed my client's expectations throughout the buying experience. I and my team stand behind our products, if for any reason you'll receive your product damaged or in non-functioning condition, please contact us immediately via email BEFORE leaving your feedback, we'll gladly assist you in any way we can. Your satisfaction is important to me.
To be fair to all bidders, I make it my practice never to end an auction early. I prefer not to use buy it now. I have many repeat customers who want my watches just as much as you do. Buy it now will only be considered for a relisted auction.
Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage.
To clarify all my items are Vintage or Antique and as such should Not be expected to be like a New or Quartz watch in any way whatsoever! Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time.
If you have any questions after reading the description or viewing the pictures please email me PRIOR to bidding. The watch in pictures is the actual watch that You will receive.
I want you to feel safe and satisfied with the purchase of your item on eBay.
After receiving the returned item, I will make a full refund for your original payment.

SHIPPING

SHIPPING - WORLDWIDE!
International shipments will sent via Standard Shipping with tracking number (7 to 23 business days, depending on the buyer's location) - FREE.
FedEx Express Shipping (1 to 4 business days) - approx. $70.00 (depending on the buyer's location).
 
For Italy, Malaysia, Mexico and Australia is recommended shipment only via FedEx Express Shipping.
For these countries if you choose the Standard FREE Shipping, the time of delivery can be prolonged to 20-25 business days.
Items will be shipped to confirmed address on eBay. Please check with eBay if your address is confirmed.
We pack all items well but some antique watches are just not made to travel at today's speed and may need set up and possibly adjustment after shipping and because of that I'm sorry but can not guarantee function or accuracy after shipping.
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.
Dear Bidders, we kindly ask you:
Please, do not bid if you are not fully commited to purchase this item!
I and my team honor eBay Contracts and expect the same from my clients!
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100% satisfaction guarantee for all of my watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch I will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 60 days after the watch has been received. My goal is to exceed my client's expectations throughout the buying experience. I and my team stand behind our products, if for any reason you'll receive your product damaged or in non-functioning condition, please contact us immediately via email BEFORE leaving your feedback, we'll gladly assist you in any way we can. Your satisfaction is important to me.

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