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    Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    You guys are clearly the experts - thanks so much for helping me out here!

    I'm a little nervous because the eBay seller has only sold beer cans for $1 each before this $1,500+ N/R auction:
    Mens EXTRA 1910s PATEK PHILIPPE & CO, GENEVA Vintage Watch PRECISION CHRONOMETER | eBay

    He is stating at the dial and the case are new but the movement is original. Does this seem valid? Does the price seek in line with expectations?

    Seller is selling a number of similar watches all at the same time:
    Mens UNIQUE 1899 LONGINES SWITZERLAND Vintage QUALITY Watch ANTIQUE RARE, 17J items in antique shop of watches store on eBay!

    So - real or fake?

    Thanks in advance,
    -Paul

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    Hi Paul,

    typical Ukaraine junk, not any part from Patek Philippe

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi Paul,

    typical Ukaraine junk, not any part from Patek Philippe

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Thanks so much Roland - probably saved me from making a bad mistake!

    I do have an deep appreciation for antique watches in that style but with limited knowledge on purchasing - could you suggest a best company/website that would be reliable/safe as well as a solid value?

    Cheers,
    -Paul

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    Are we aloud to report watches we suspect are fake so people don't waste $1000.00's of dollars on ebay?

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    Those fakers cannot be stopped, unfortunately. Not sure if Ebay is really 100% interested ( in reality) as they would lose an awful lot of business.

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi Paul,

    typical Ukaraine junk, not any part from Patek Philippe

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Hahaha, love that emotican.

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    Hi Paul,

    Quote Originally Posted by paulthomas View Post
    I do have an deep appreciation for antique watches in that style but...
    The problem for enthousiasts, and the fortune of fakers: Old watches in today's fashionable size simply don't exist. When wrist watches became fashionable, small size was a synonym for technical progress. Moreover, pocket-watch conversions outed their owners as poor men, another reason to prefer a small wrist watch, even a cheap pinlever against a precision conversion.

    Long after wrist watches became fashionable, diameters over 35mm became acceptable again - but by no means popular. Such watches are met now and then after 1940, but usually they had more pedestrian quality.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    The joke of the week.

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    A sad joke though...look a the price!

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    Re: Real or fake Patek Philippe antique? Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Metalsofwar View Post
    A sad joke though...look a the price!
    I agree, but is not the price of a new watch a joke too?

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