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CASE NUMBER: 673523
MOVEMENT NUMBER: 958082
CASE MATERIAL: 18K yellow gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 27.5 mm wide x 34.5 mm lug-to-lug
DIAL: Opaline silver dial with applied hour markers, Sub seconds at the "6" hour marker
BRACELET MATERIAL: Leather strap
MAX. BRACELET SIZE: 7-1/2 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
The Patek Philippe Ref. 2488 was a popular model made in the 1950s. It has a lot of wrist presence, due to the width of the case. The big square has always been a popular watch style and the present example is no exception.
Dial is in very good condition, with re-brushing and new lacquer on the original dial, most likely done by Patek. Case is very good, with scratching, some signs of polishing and minor denting to case back. Movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that there is no guarantee on the future working of the movement. Overall, the present example is in very good condition.
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