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Patek Philippe Museum

Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 71 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Gstaad, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Hard to find the building overall disappointed with museum once we found it. No headsets available. Watches & Jewellry were stunning. Hot in the museum too! No air conditioning?

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Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This a museum about micro mechanics with exhibits from 17th to 20th century marking the history not only of watches and clocks but micro automatons.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This museum has beautiful displays of 500 years of timepieces, up to and including what is described as the prototype (circa 1958) of the world's first all-electronic clock. Most of the collection is focused on 150 years of watches made by a local company. Hundreds of these watches are beautifully displayed, showing the amazing varieties of ways people wanted to... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I wasn't advised to watch the film when I arrived, and actually it wasn't much use anyhow when I saw it midway through my visit. The watchmakers tools looked interesting, but there were no explanatory notes. Apparently you need a special guided visit for this. The watches, clocks and ornaments were amazing but somewhat overwhelming after a while. The ingenuity... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Have you ever heard of 'less is more'? While the watches on display are very ornamental or well designed, after you've seen several dozen of them they all start to look alike and you get very bored. There are cabinets full of the same watches, row after row. The most interesting parts of the museum is the ground floor, where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have never seen such beautiful and intricate watches all in glass cases with high surveillance and plain clothes guards. we took the tour which was about 2 hours and were shown watch making. the machines were explained in detail, very informative and enjoyable

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Shrewsbury, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful display of many wonderful watches, however, there were not enough English language notices

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful beautiful collections of waters and clocks inside, you can see a real watch worker assemble a watch in the workshop. Skip the intro movie and go to the 3rd and 2nd floor to see those unique collections. Only downside is no cameras or bags are allowed; we have to put all our stuff into the lockers and walk pass... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised that the watch collection displayed was really large. There were many very beautiful antique watches there. Definitely worth a visit whether you are a fan of watches or not.

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oxford, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We eventually found this museum - tucked down a side street off Plainpalais skate park / weekend market. What a find!! I absolutely adored it. My husband is a patient man and came along and enjoyed it too (prob not quite as much as i did!). The watches are exquisite - I have never seen so many beautiful time pieces... More

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