Rare Patek Philippe Ref.605P "WALSER WALD" Pocket Watch
Ref. 605 was produced from around 1930 to at least 1954. This reference was usually modified by Cottier’s World Time calibre but will talk here about the time-only ones.
The three or four-piece case measures 44 to 45 mm depending on the model (some early ones had an extra “cuvette”).
First series bear a different case step and an arched pendant.
It exists in yellow, pink or two-tone gold and in platinum.
Second series bear a bell pendant, so far known only in yellow or in pink gold and bears calibre 17140 or 17 145; watches with calibre 17’’’ 21/12’ are identified with the ref. 605-3.
This is the only one ref. 605 platinum known with this shape and dial, furthermore with retailer personalisation.
An Extract of Archives dated 2018 confirms that the watch was started in 1929 and sold in 1937.