Item specifics

Condition: Pre-owned :
An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
Seller Notes: Automatic Patek Philippe 18k Solid Gold Calatrava wristwatch in very good original condition. Solid gold band has some repairs evident when seen from underneath. Band length will suit smaller wrist size (up to 6.5 inches).

Patek Philippe

Water Resistance Rating: Not Water Resistant
Gender: Men's Features: 12-Hour Dial


Watch Shape: Round
Movement: automatic Case Finish: Matte
Display: Analog Case Material: 18k gold
Band Material: 18k Yellow Gold Band Color: Gold
Style: Luxury: Dress Styles Case Size: 35mm


Face Color: gold
Age: Vintage (1971-1983) Age Group: Adult
Country of Manufacture: Switzerland Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
Type: Luxury Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
Warranty: Non-Factory Warranty

TIFFANY & Co. PATEK PHILIPPE Mens 18K Gold Automatic Watch
'CLOUS DE PARIS' Ref 3588-1
Includes Archive Extract and
1 Year Movement Warranty 

Make: Patek Philippe
Serial #:  1288251(from movement)
Year: (approximate) 1978, Sold on January 24th, 1980
Provenance: Historic Tiffany & Co. Patek watch formerly owned by U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virigina.
This watch is in excellent original condition except for the some small repairs to the bracelet made by prior owners.
Country: Swiss

Case Shape and Material:  fine solid yellow round shaped 3-piece snap back case 35mm in diameter  x 7mm H
with hobnail pattern 'Clous de Paris' design bezel in very good condition showing very light use.
Outer case is engraved "JDR IV" . Inner case back marked: "Patek Philippe & Co. -Geneve- Swiss 3588 1 2774223"
and is stamped 18K .750 the Swiss hallmarks for 18K gold . 
18K gold Patek Philippe crown with Calatrava cross.
Monogram: "JDR IV"
Movement: very hi grade Patek Philippe 28-255 automatic rotor movement
Movmt Type:  Patek Philippe 36 jewel free sprung movement with gyromax balance adjusted to heat cold isochronism and 5 positions
21k gold rotor rim weight. 
Movmt Condition: very good, sets, runs and keeps time.
Timing Data:

Mainspring (runtime): 40+ hours
Regulation: checked

Dial: Original gold dial with black painted roman hour markers. Dial is in good condition and is signed "Patek Philippe Geneve"  under the 12 position and also signed "Tiffany & Co." above the 6 position.
Hands:  black index hands, good
Crystal: original glass good condition
Band: integrated 18k solid gold Patek Philippe mesh band with a matching 'CLOUS DE PARIS' hobnail pattern with Patek Philippe
Calatrava logo 18K gold buckle fits wrist sizes to 6.5 inches in very good condition with 2-3 small repairs to underside of band.
Band can be lengthened to fit up to 7 inch wrist by adding a buckle extension piece at the end of each side before the buckle
for an added cost. Please allow 4-6 weeks for this service.
Box:  Patek Philippe presentation case
Papers: Patek Philippe archive extract.

Notes:  This offer is for a fine Patek Philippe automatic Calatrava watch Ref. 3588-1 which was retailed by Tiffany & Co. in 1980 and which has historical significance. Watch is in very good condition and shows very light wear. The solid yellow gold round shaped 3-piece snap back case measures 35mm in diameter x 7mm high and bears the Patek hobnail pattern 'Clous de Paris' on the bezel.  Outer case back is engraved "JDR IV". Inner case back is marked: "Patek Philippe & Co. -Geneve- Swiss 3588 1 2774223" and is stamped 18K .750. 18K gold Patek Philippe crown bears the Calatrava cross logo.  Original 18k solid gold 'Clous de Paris' Patek Philippe bracelet will fit wrist sizes to 6.5 inches. Underside of bracelet shows minor repairs. Calatrava logo clasp. Can be extended to 7 inches by request. Watch has a gold dial with large black roman hour markers. Dial is signed Patek Philippe and Tiffany and Co. This watch employs the  Patek Philippe 28-255 automatic 36 jewel free sprung movement with gyromax balance adjusted to heat cold isochronism and 5 positions with 21k gold rotor rim weight and is one of the thinnest automatic movements ever produced.  It is also present in the mens Patek Philippe Nautilus watches and others. Offer includes the Patek Philippe archive extract. Provenance detail: Watch came from Rufus Lusk, Jr. whose father Rufus Lusk, Sr. published the speakeasy maps of Washington DC in 1930 and 1932 (which proved how ineffective prohibition was, see "How Dry We Weren't" by Garrett Peck (2011) ) which led to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. abandoning his longtime support for prohibition in 1932 which lead directly to its demise (see New York Times article of June 6, 1932) and resulted in a lifelong friendship between the two men.  According to Rufus Lusk, Jr. this watch originally belonged to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and the monogram on the back of the watch JDR IV stands for John D. Rockefeller IV which is Senator Rockefeller's given name. 

Patek Philippe & Co. was founded in 1851 in Geneva, Switzerland
by Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean Adrien Philippe

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    Due to recent transaction activity involving buyers who make purchases with the intent to return them after a brief period of use, as of October 22, 2012  Watchseconds will assess a re-stocking fee of 20% on all returns made where the reason for the return is only buyer's remorse and not misdescription, whether the return is made within 14 days of the date of receipt or not.  In addition, buyer's remorse refunds will be made exclusive of any shipping charges. 

    DEVOLUCIONES irrazonable:

    Debido a la actividad de transacción reciente con compradores que hacen compras con la intención de devolverlos después de un breve período de uso, a partir del 22 de octubre 2012 Watchseconds evaluará una cuota de repoblación del 20% en todas las declaraciones hechas cuando el motivo de la devolución es sólo remordimiento del comprador (y no los descripción incorrecta), si la devolución se realiza dentro de los 14 días de la fecha de recepción o no.  Además, los reembolsos remordimiento del comprador se hará sin incluir los gastos de envío.

    RETOURS déraisonnable:

    En raison de l'activité de transaction récente portant sur les acheteurs qui font des achats avec l'intention de les retourner après une courte période d'utilisation, que du 22 Octobre 2012  Watchseconds va imposer des frais de restockage de 20% sur tous les retours effectués où la raison du retour, c'est le remords de l'acheteur ne(et non pas de désignation), si le retour est effectué dans les 14 jours à compter de la date de réception ou non.  En outre, les remboursements remords de l'acheteur sera effectué l'exclusion de tous les frais d'expédition.


    Als gevolg van recente transactie activiteit die kopers die aankopen doen met de bedoeling om ze terug te keren na een korte periode van gebruik, met ingang van 22 oktober 2012  Watchseconds beoordeelt een re-stocking fee van 20% op alle gemaakte rendement wanneer de reden voor de terugkeer is slechts koper wroeging (en niet misdescription), of de aangifte binnen 14 dagen na de datum van ontvangst of niet.  Daarnaast zal de koper wroeging terugbetaling worden gedaan exclusief eventuele verzendkosten.


    Aufgrund der jüngsten Transaktion Tätigkeit, die Käufer, die Einkäufe mit der Absicht, zu ihnen zurückkehren Nach einer kurzen Zeit der Nutzung, wie der 22. Oktober 2012  Watchseconds eine Aufstockung in Höhe von 20% auf alle Erträge erzielt wurden wenn der Grund für die Rückkehr ist nur Käufer Reue (und nicht falsche Beschreibung) ob die Rückgabe innerhalb von 14 Tagen nach dem Datum des Eingangs oder nicht.  Darüber hinaus werden Käufer Reue Rückerstattungen exklusive der Versandkosten.

    Απαράδεκτα ΑΠΟΔΟΣΗ:

    Λόγω των πρόσφατων δραστηριότητα συναλλαγή που περιλαμβάνει τους αγοραστές που κάνουν αγορές με την πρόθεση να τα επιστρέψουν μετά από μία σύντομη περίοδο χρήσης, όπως της 22 του Οκτωβρίου 2012  Watchseconds θα αξιολογήσει εκ νέου των αποθεμάτων τέλους του 20% για όλες τις πραγματοποιηθείσες επιστροφές όπου ο λόγος για την επιστροφή είναι μόνο τύψεις αγοραστή (και όχι αραπλανητική περιγραφή), αν η επιστροφή γίνεται εντός 14 ημερών από την ημερομηνία παραλαβής του ή όχι.  Επιπλέον, οι επιστροφές τύψη του αγοραστή θα γίνει αποκλειστικά για τυχόν έξοδα αποστολής.

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    A causa di attività di transazione recente riguardante acquirenti che fanno acquisti con l'intento di restituirli dopo un breve periodo di utilizzo, a partire dal 22 Ottobre 2012  Watchseconds valuterà una tassa di rifornimento del 20% su tutti i ritorni in qualora il motivo per il ritorno è solo rimorso dell'acquirente (e non descrizione errata), se il rendimento è effettuato entro 14 giorni dalla data di ricevimento o meno. Inoltre, il rimorso del compratore rimborsi saranno effettuati esclusiva di tutte le spese di spedizione.

    RETORNOS infundadas:

    Devido à atividade de transações recentes envolvendo compradores que fazer compras com a intenção de devolvê-los depois de um breve período de uso, a partir de 22 de outubro de 2012  Watchseconds irá avaliar a taxa de repovoamento de 20% em todos os retornos feitos onde a razão para o retorno é apenas remorso do comprador (e não misdescription), se o retorno é feito dentro de 14 dias a contar da data de recepção ou não.  Além disso, as restituições comprador remorso será feita exclusiva de qualquer custo de envio.

    Необоснованное ВОЗВРАЩЕНИЯ:

    В связи с недавними деятельности сделки с покупателями, которые делают покупки с намерением вернуть их после короткого периода использования, по состоянию на 22 октября 2012 Watchseconds будет оценивать пополнения запасов в размере 20% на все возвращается сделал где причина возвращения угрызений совести только покупателя (а не неправильное описание), ли возврат производится в течение 14 дней с даты получения или нет.  Кроме того, возврат покупателя раскаяние будет исключают любые транспортные расходы.

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    سوف Watchseconds تقييم رسوم إعادة تخزين 20٪ على جميع العوائد التي فيها سبب لعودة فقط ندم المشتري (وليس تقديم بيان غير سليم)، سواء جعلت من العودة في غضون 14 يوما من تاريخ استلام أم لا.

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    Non acceptable returns:

  • After dropping the watch it no longer runs.
  • The watch looked more silver in color in the photo
  • Acceptable returns:
  • you said it was 17 Jewels but its only 7 Jewels
  • you said it was 18K solid gold but its 18K plated

  • Warranty:

    This item carries a one-year Watchseconds Warranty on the movement which covers all needed repairs

    to the movement arising during normal use.

    Watchseconds and Jewels is a company specializing in the repair and restoration of fine watches and jewelry.

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    TIFFANY & Co. PATEK PHILIPPE Mens Calatrava Auto Watch CLOUS DE PARIS Ref 3588-1

    • Brand: Patek Philippe
    • Product Code: Calatrava
    • Availability: In Stock
    • $21,900.00

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