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Glenda B., Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser
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Diana f. Not sure if this is an authentic patek Phillipe

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Diana f. Not sure if this is an authentic patek Phillipe watch. In back it says it's 18k gold electoplated And stainless steel on band

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Diana F. replied 2 years ago.
Hi Kim.

Have you opened it up to look at the movement (gears)?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No.. what would I be looking for

Expert:  Diana F. replied 2 years ago.

Is there anyway you can pop the back off? That's where you would see the gears. Usually you can take a small flat screwdriver or edge of a pocket knife blade and pop the back off. it looks like there may be a slot on the bottom right corner of the back that gives you a sort of prying point.

It's okay if you can't. Judging by the info on the back and the design, I'm almost sure it's a replica, unfortunately.

How does it feel? Lightweight or heavy? Deos it work? If so, does it make a ticking noise?