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Help ID Pocket Watch Movement Patek Philippe?

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Does anyone know anything about this movement. It is signed "D Valentine Syracuse". I saw one on an auction website that was sold as a Patek Philippe and was signed D Valentine (didn't show movement picture). Any help would be appreciated!

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D. Valentine was a watch and jewelry store operating out of a corner store in the White Memorial Building in Syracuse, New York state. They advertised themselves as sellers of American and Swiss watches (which, yes, included being retailers of Patek Philippe pocket watches).

As @oldhippy says, if you wanted to get an accurate identification on the movement you'd need to remove the hands and dial so we could get a view of the 'dial side' situation. I suspect however that you're not into working with watches and are more interested to know if you have something of high value if it were a Patek Philippe!

On that count I'd say it is highly unlikely ... there are no markings to this effect anywhere on the movement and a high-end maker like P-P would normally have their name engraved somewhere. Now knowing a little about D.Valentine, you're probably realising it's far more likely they've taken a more 'normal' pocket watch to put their name on as a good venture to promote their store.

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