Patek Movement?

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    Patek Movement?

    I've been searching High and Low for similar movements to my newest unmarked watch...Can anyone tell me if these movements are similar enough to place them in the same quality or possibly make the unsigned version a patek as well? They both have the Swan Neck Regulator and the bridges look IDENTICAL to me!

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated!




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    Re: Patek Movement?

    The lack of shockprotection is a little bit worrying.. And you are not thinking of faking the movement into a PP??
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    Re: Patek Movement?

    How would you do that? Im just looking to solve this mystery!

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    Re: Patek Movement?

    I'm far, far from an expert on these, but I see a few big differences between the Patek and your unsigned one.

    Your unsigned one does not look to be finished as well as the Patek, particularly at the escapement. Specifically, the Patek appears to have a mustache lever and recessed hub escape wheel, both features which your movement lacks. The Patek is capped on the escape wheel and fork, also lacking in yours. Your watch has a different hairspring stud than the typical Patek collar-button arrangement as can be seen in the first photo. The Patek has wolf's teeth winding wheels, which yours lacks.
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    Re: Patek Movement?

    Ben, if you had to take a guess, do you have any idea who this may have been made by?

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    Re: Patek Movement?

    It has many elements that could be seen on Agassiz movements:
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    Re: Patek Movement?

    The ebauche might be signed somewhere, perhaps under the winding bridge as
    in this example of an old Swiss watch....

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/up-...ch-461425.html

    It could be your only hope, but as I said before, these are often unsigned.

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    Re: Patek Movement?

    Thank you Radger!

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