Identification of Patek Phillipe

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    Identification of Patek Phillipe

    This is a couple of generations old, but have no clue on how to best research the model of this watch. Advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Identification of Patek Phillipe

    Open the watch and post a picture of the movement.. That's the only way to be sure.
    All I can say for this picture is that it doesn't look like a Patek. At all..

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    I am unwilling to open, I am just a regular guy not about to open this up. The front reads Patek Philippe & Co with the o raised and underlined with the second line being Geneva, Switzerland (yes I think I see a comma in there). Then the answer to my question is that I must go to a reputable watch man who will open the case to identify the watch...correct... or is there a website to peruse for Patekx?

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    Re: Identification of Patek Phillipe

    No website will answer your question. You need more than 'it looks like' in order to determine authenticity. Usually watches such as this can be easily opened with a small knife. But if you feel ill at ease doing so, don't.

    In any case, get some movement pics when it is open. It provides you with documentation and us with speculation
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Identification of Patek Phillipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    No website will answer your question. You need more than 'it looks like' in order to determine authenticity. Usually watches such as this can be easily opened with a small knife. But if you feel ill at ease doing so, don't.

    In any case, get some movement pics when it is open. It provides you with documentation and us with speculation
    All I can say is that, if that's what it's got on the dial, it must be a fake or rather old. Patek haven't put "Geneva, Switzerland" or "Geneva - Switzerland" on their dials for a long time. That went out in the thirties or thereabouts - nowadays, it's always just "Patek Philippe" or with the added "Geneve" (french version) underneath.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Identification of Patek Phillipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    All I can say is that, if that's what it's got on the dial, it must be a fake or rather old. Patek haven't put "Geneva, Switzerland" or "Geneva - Switzerland" on their dials for a long time. That went out in the thirties or thereabouts - nowadays, it's always just "Patek Philippe" or with the added "Geneve" (french version) underneath.

    Hartmut Richter
    I think the dial style is from the 20's or 30's so dial's the text was only a caution to me... It may well be real but we are going to have to see inside to say much more.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Identification of Patek Phillipe

    Any local jeweler/watch store will be glad to open the case for you for free. They will also (most likely) be able to tell you if it is a real Patek Phillipe or not.

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