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1944 Patek Philippe Ref.1503 Stainless Steel

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What comes to your mind if somebody says "timeless classic" and "vintage watch"? Right, Patek Philippe. What comes to your mind when you think about the material for such a watch? Right, gold. This is not the case with extremely rare and valuable Patek Philippe Ref.1503 from 1944. This watch is boasting with 

This is not the case with extremely rare and valuable Patek Philippe Ref.1503 from 1944. This watch is boasting with 35 mm case made of stainless steel, a truly unusual material for dress watch produced by Patek Philippe. The reference is the same as worn by famous Jewish activist, nazi-hunter and writer Simon Wiesenthal (his watch with black dial and Breguet numerals was sold for more than 350 thousand CHF).

This particular piece is notable for its' rarity, very wearable size, and honest vintage condition with a lot of charm and charisma. 

Serviced in 2015 and was never worn since then. Comes with brand new Patek Philippe strap, period correct steel Patek Philippe buckle, and extract of archives. Technical warranty: 1 year.


  • Stainless steel 2-body case with snap-on case back. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing. Teardrop lugs.
  • Professionally polished to perfection. Showing no traces of use.
  • 35 mm (without crown) / 40 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel fluted crown.
  • Original plexiglass crystal
  • Serial number: 634593


    • Precise chronometer grade manual-winding movement with sweep seconds
    • Cal. 12-120 signed "Patek, Philippe & Co Geneve".
    • 18 jewels, micrometer regulator, Cotes de Geneve, nickel plated.
    • Serial number: 925952
    • Mint condition. Professionally serviced in 2015 and never worn since then. 


    • Original untouched silver two-tone sector dial in good condition. Visible ageing on the outer perimeter of the dial, minor scratches at 11 o'clock and on the small seconds sub-dial. Ageing around applied numerals.
    • Signed "Patek, Philippe & Co" at 12 o'clock. Raised silver Arabic numerals. 
    • Original silver hour and minutes hands, blue steel small seconds hand.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes with brand new Patek Philippe strap and original period-correct vintage Patek Philippe buckle in stainless steel
    • Extract of Patek Philippe archives
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Measuring a watch

    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.