This Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 3700/1A was the equivalent of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Reference 5402ST.The Nautilus Reference 3700/1A used the same movement as the Royal Oak, until the late 1970s, when Patek Philippe exchanged it for an in-house movement.But the watch needs a good clean – the hands have a fair amount of patina, there is dirt on the dial, and the glass and gaskets need replacing.The Oysterdate Precision 6694 is one of the Rolex watches that is not chronometer certified.In honor of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary in 2014, we at Fratello Watches offered up this list — not an overview of the most expensive Patek Philippe Replica Watches, nor the most sought-after Patek Philippe watches, or the rarest Patek Philippe replica watches.
The wheel above the wheel bridge that drives the second hand is a bit unusual.
The 36mm Explorer has so many fans within the collecting circle because, short of one instance where a potentially unique example with a white dial sold for 2,000, special examples can still be found for (relatively) little money.
Take the particular example above that belongs to a friend. What you’re looking at is a 1950s Rolex Explorer, but it’s probably not the reference you’re thinking of.
These two pictures show a typical Canadian Rolex with the Rolex caliber 59 movement which is actually an FF30 model. The Rolex Canadian Oysters used a Rolex Oyster watch case with a Rolex Oyster Patent crown.
The various models marketed included names such as Oyster Centregraph, Oyster Lipton, Oyster Junior Sport, Oyster Raleigh, Oyster Commander, Oyster Recorda, Oyster Edison, Oyster Grenfell, Oyster Standard and Oyster Shipmate.