3970-3971 research updated

Updated Nov 2015 The 3970 Series began in 1986 and was discontinued in 2004. It consisted of three series plus the Ref. 3971. It replaced the 2499/100 which ran from 1951 to 1986. There are three distinctly different series but will be addressing the 1st and 2nd series plus the 3971. The 1st series 3970 […]

Primer on collecting Patek watches

Primer on Collecting Vintage Patek Philippe’s Wristwatches.   Collecting, buying and selling vintage Patek Philippe has been a passion of mine for a long time. When I retired in 2002 I got more active in going to shows and auctions and before I knew it, I started a new career buying and selling watches. First […]

My Ramblings on Patek 2526 April 2009

Probably the most well known and possibly desireable time only watch made by Patek Philippe. It has many attributes that made it such. Below are some of the highlights.   The first Automatic (12-600AT) made by Patek Philippe. Double baked Enamel Dial. Classic oversized (for the period) Calatrava case. Water proof screw back case. Special crown […]