Forums Latest Auctions Members

Help identify UG originality/model cal 285 gold case

  1. Sky-Dweller

    Sky-Dweller Aug 16, 2019 12:43am

    Posts
    2
    Likes
    2
    Hello,

    Just discovered this UG forum and I would need your help.
    Can someone help me identify what model is it and if completely original?
    8BCBCCEE-C727-4837-88E7-BC8D086CF55C.jpeg A19EA845-AC74-4D1F-97B7-28AE3A60799C.jpeg 2D692288-5ED6-4F5B-BD7C-E3874FB897B9.jpeg FFCE2748-2A86-47D0-B45E-216DCF91A473.jpeg 9322BF9C-E570-4BBB-B319-D4F53EE7DBC2.jpeg 4845A779-BFF8-4A96-9495-8FC2DD1CD418.jpeg DA863F03-899F-45DB-9412-37D0E37EEB8B.jpeg
     
    8C7157D2-6268-4735-924F-FF7C7C32EC45.jpeg E2E20ADF-3054-49E8-94C8-FB1DDAD5600E.jpeg B856E750-D78E-4563-A3C6-302CA95B9533.jpeg
  2. Woops

    Woops Aug 16, 2019 2:30am

    Posts
    211
    Likes
    944
    I am sorry to say that this watch is far from all-original. The dial has been badly refinished.....borderline vandalised, actually. The fonts are just all wrong, the 60s UG logo has been painted on a 30s watch and the sub dials have rounding at the edges typical of redials. The crown and centre hands are later replacements.

    If the case back shown belongs with the rest of the case then the serial number places the production of this piece at 1936-38. I would guess that it started out in life as some kind of Compur model.
     
    Larry S likes this.
  3. valjoux72

    valjoux72 Aug 16, 2019 3:19am

    Posts
    446
    Likes
    1,553
    As said before, it is an old chronograph from the late 1930´s with a restored dial. If you think about buying the watch, I would avoid it.
    To many issues with dial & hands. That is a pitty, because the case design is really beautiful and it is a very early model...
     
  4. Sky-Dweller

    Sky-Dweller Aug 16, 2019 7:57am

    Posts
    2
    Likes
    2
    Yes I won this on eBay, but I’m gonna ask the seller to cancel the transaction, luckily I’ve asked here before paying. He was describing this as all original...
    Thank you for your help!
     
    Woops and valjoux72 like this.
  5. rolokr

    rolokr Aug 16, 2019 4:29pm

    Posts
    1,070
    Likes
    1,516
    Return it !
     
  6. rolokr

    rolokr Aug 16, 2019 4:47pm

    Posts
    1,070
    Likes
    1,516
    I sold a solid 14k Uni-Compax on ebay for
    $1,650.
     
    20190517_173851.jpg