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Patek Philippe 1947 Vintage Mens Ref. 1438 Rectangular Watch with Hooded Lugs - 18K Gold

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
Original papers, no original box
Available now
Expected delivery
Oct 20, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021
Payment Method
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Reviews: 237
This dealer is from Suwanee, United States of America.
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Basic Info

Listing code AWX5T0
Brand Patek Philippe
Model Vintage
Reference number 7908
Dealer product code 7908
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1947
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original papers, no original box
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee


Movement/Caliber 9-90
Number of jewels 18


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 22.5 x 35 mm
Crystal Mineral Glass
Dial Silver
Dial numerals Roman numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black


1947 PATEK PHILIPPE Vintage Mens Ref. 1438 Rectangular Watch with Hooded Lugs - 18K Gold

Very Fine & Beautiful - PP Archive Extract Paper - 1 Year Warranty

We are proud to offer the timelessly classic Patek Philippe wristwatch showcased in today's offering. It features an elegant rectangular case with hooded lugs and silver dial with gold accents.

As fine on the inside as the outside, it is powered by one of Patek Philippe's illustrious 9'90 movements, so well designed that Patek used it for more than 40 years! The 9'90 Patek Philippe movement is a tonneau shaped movement introduced in 1934 that was fitted into many famous Patek Philippe watches such as the "Banana" (ref. 2442), the "Eiffel Tower " (ref. 2441), and the "Tegolino".

It has all-original parts down to the dial, all hands, and the winding crown.

Its 18K gold case has distinctive hooded tubular lugs in a late Art Deco style. Its silver dial with gold accents beautifully complements the case.

Its case presents in pleasing condition. It retains a strong hallmark on the left hand lug. Its dial is original and untouched.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled its extremely high grade movement down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running strong and true.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new Italian leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Accompanying it is an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives attesting to its originality and authenticity.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Patek Philippe

Country of origin: Switzerland

Year built: 1947

Serial no.: 839,097

Model: Ref. 1438

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: 18K gold

Case markings (outside): Hallmarked with precious metal stamp, inscribed "A notre aumonier L'abbe C.A. Babelle - Assemblee Dollard - Septembre 1947"

Case markings (inside): Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Swiss, 644336

Case condition: Excellent condition with slight remnants of wear and slight signs of previous polishing. A strong hallmark on the left side of the top lug. Presents very nicely on the wrist.

Dimensions: 22.5mm wide (without crown), 35mm long lug tip to tip

Dial: Silver with applied gold Roman and half spherical indexes, subsidiary seconds dial, original and untouched with fairly mild aging

Hands: Original, gold "batons"

Movement type: High grade Cal. 9-90, tonneau-shaped, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator

Jewels: 18 rubies

Band: Italian leather, remborde, brand new and unworn with a small spot of residue from the sticker

We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.

Width between lugs: 16mm

Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition

Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek archives attesting to its originality and authenticity; Connoisseur of Time timing certificate

SKU 7908

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1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suite 6-343
Suwanee, GA 30024
United States of America
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