Patek Philippe has long been considered the best watch in the world. In the 30 years we have been buying in Tampa Bay, we have unearthed real gems including a Patek Philippe wrist chronograph that we paid over $225,000 for.
This week, a Baltimore jeweler sent a collection of 60 Patek Philippe pocket watches that his customer had collected over 25 years. While there are pricier watches in the collection, these two are my favorites: The first (a.), because of its gargantuan size — almost 58 mm — and its incredible pristine condition. We paid $7,000. The second (b.), is an extremely rare oval-shaped Patek Philippe pocket watch that, if perfect, we think would bring even more than the larger watch. However, the enamel dial is damaged near the 3; so we were cautious with our offer and paid $3,000.
If you have ever wanted a Patek Philippe pocket watch, now is the time to stop by. Will we be buying more of them? Absolutely!
Mr. and Mrs Hess will be holding a buying event this week. You can see them at these locations and times:
Tampa store, Thursday, March 12, 2020.
St. Pete store, Friday/Saturday, March 13/14, 2020.
Meet us at Dunedin Realty Center at 545 Main St., Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pre-1970 Patek Philippe men’s wristwatches start at $3,000 and go up to $100,000. We are writing a book about Patek Philippe and even if you don’t want to sell your watch, we would like to see it. If you need an appointment in St. Petersburg or Tampa, give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will meet you at your home, bank, or attorney’s office.
Always buying diamonds, fine wristwatches, pocket watches and expensive jewelry. Gold is high; sell NOW!
No estate too small or too large.
JEFF HESS, Owner & Appraiser.
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