Patek Philippe Ellipse Ref. 3838/1 18K Gold

Offered here is a beautiful solid 18K gold Patek Philippe model 3838/1 watch.

Patek Philippe is one of the best if not the best collected watch brands in the world.

This particular model dates to the 1980s andis  powered by a jeweled Patek Philippe quartz movement.

Unlike the mechanical movementwatches once you set the time on this one you do not have to worry about winding or watch winders.

It will run whether you wear it or keep it in the safe, as long as the battery lasts.

They usually run for 2 years or longer.

The access to the movement is by removingthe bezel which holds the sapphire crystal.

Thereafter the crown and stem are pulled outand the movement can come out.

This is something that only should be done by a qualified watchmaker. You do not take it tojust any place that changes batteries!!

The case measures 30.8mm across by 35.3mm long and 5.77mm thick.

The dial is close to the color of a blued steel. The sigma symbolsat the bottom of the dial indicate that all the hour markers are solid gold, so are the hands.

The watch is signed 6 times: movement, dial, case back, crown and twice on the deployant buckle.

I love the design of this elegant looking watch. The bracelet consists of very small links about 5mm each and this makes it very flexible.

This bracelet is factory soldered to the bottom part of the case and unlike the mesh bracelets you often

see will not start cracking at the case connection. I also love the deployant buckle you do not often see in Patek Philippe

models of this vintage. Once the length of the bracelet is adjusted to your wrist, putting the watch on or taking it off is just a matter of seconds and it is much safer way of fastening.

To disengage the deployant you need to push on the white gold tab and this will allow to swing it open.

The bracelet is 19.6mm wide at the case and tapers down to 16.75mm across the buckle.

The case is stamped on the back 18K and also on the inside. The bracelet is stamped on the deployant  PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE 750.

The watch will fit 7.5 inch wrist and can be adjusted 0.4mm down to 7.1 inches.

This watch is in beautiful, all original factory condition and works well. The watch weighs 105.7 grams and there is close to $3200 of

gold value alone at the $1310/oz. gold market.

To own a Patek Philippe means you love highest quality watches.