I have the option to buy the attached image of a supposed Patek Philippe as part of a wider bulk buy from a buddy who is diluting. I'm struggling to find any reference online and want to draw on the wisdom of the wider community for advice on authenticity. Thanks in advance.
The case looks all wrong... those screws are poorly done, and as noted above there are places that make it look gold-plated and worn through. The guilloche also looks soft - though that could be fuzzy photos. I'd say fake.
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