Lot 93: Patek Philippe Vintage 'Tank' Wristwatch, Ref. 431, c.1930
October 26, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Patek Philippe Vintage 'Tank' Wristwatch , Ref. 431
Switzerland, circa 1930
Manual movement, caliber 10-200, 18 jewels, No. 820520; hours, minutes, seconds
Matte Silver dial with printed white luminous Arabic numeral hour-markers, constant seconds subdial, minutes outer ring; Black luminous Poire squelette and blued Baton hands
18kt Yellow Gold case, crown, and hinged snap-on caseback
Patek Philippe Black crocodile leather strap with Plated pin buckle
Hallmarked on the case and inner caseback
Case No. 806226
Case Diameter: 24mm x 39mm; Height: 8.14mm
Length of Strap: 22cm; Lugs Width: 18mm
Very good age-related condition with minor traces of wear, dial shows age-related patina but is in excellent age-related condition; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
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Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.
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