#11 Buying a Vintage Patek Philippe: Finding What You Can Afford

You can find good, affordable Patek Philippe watches for sale, and you can have one for what you’d pay for a lesser marque. Why not start at the top? This video shows what to look for and what to avoid in selecting a Patek Philippe watch. WatchArtSci covers the general topics of high horology watches, watch movements, purchasing watches, judging the value of a watch and its movements and understanding the history of different watches and watch brands that collectors cherish.

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STEM Project says:

Thanks for the help guys. Looks like my purchase is legit ! Phew…

Arthur Leyenberger says:

I liked your “frisbee” comment re: what some men wear. All too true, unfortunately. And yes, you (and I) are vintage too. 😉

STEM Project says:

Hi. I just bought a vintage (1946) Calatrava 1461. It has papers but, having watched your vid, i’m worried because its crown does not carry the calatrava cross (it is plain). Did watches from that era carry the cross symbol on the crown ? I’ve looked at other 1461’s online and they all seem to have the “blank” crown.

mohammad amin says:

Thank you for the advice.Definitely one should consider it.

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