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Lets see your UG Tri-Compax

  1. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i May 17, 2019

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    I have been bitten with the UG Tri-Compax bug. But honestly hardly find photos on them as I do with other watches. I know a ton of members here have them. So would love to see everyone share some pics!
     
  2. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime May 17, 2019

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    Steel, yellow gold and rose gold. All mid to late 1940s, 35mm.
     
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  3. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i May 17, 2019

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    I think I need a rose gold one next...
     
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  4. Oku

    Oku May 19, 2019

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    YG, 37mm
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    RG, 35mm
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    SS, 35mm
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    and its original dial:
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  5. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime May 19, 2019

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  6. bgrisso

    bgrisso May 19, 2019

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    Tri Compax was what originally got me into UG, then I discovered all the rest. Here's a few I've had (the first two I sold).....

    oversized rose gold

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    Midsized SS

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    Oversized SS

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    And this oversized SS sibling

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  7. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i May 19, 2019

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    Perhaps this is a stupid question, but where are all the Tri-Compaxs? To be honest I thought far more popular amongst vintage watch collectors when I first purchased.

    But now I’m looking around to see others and I realize I’m quiet wrong.

    Not that it really matters to me, but are they just not as popular as I expected, so don’t come up as often, or just fewer out there?
     
  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 19, 2019

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    Answer is that they are in collections...
     
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  9. bgrisso

    bgrisso May 19, 2019

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    I think they are very popular amount WIS but not the larger public, and there are not many good ones around. Like Larry said, they are almost all safely tucked away in collections, and rarely coming up for air
     
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  10. Florent

    Florent May 19, 2019

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  11. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i May 19, 2019

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    Fair enough, must say makes it tough on a new UG collector...
     
  12. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i May 19, 2019

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    I guess I’ll have to wait patiently for one of these mint oversized rose gold tris come up
     
  13. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 19, 2019

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    The other thing I’m noticing is that newly smitten collectors seem to think that they are going to get a minty tri for under five grand. That ain’t happing.
     
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  14. valjoux72

    valjoux72 May 19, 2019

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    Ref. 22250

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  15. Oku

    Oku May 19, 2019

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    For the 37mm versions, I agree, but for 34/35 mm, it is not impossible to find a good watch for under 5k. (ok, depending on the currency).
     
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  16. southtexas

    southtexas May 19, 2019

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    I’ve since sold it on:

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  17. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 19, 2019

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    Agree. Not impossible but getting tougher.
     
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  18. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 19, 2019

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  19. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime May 20, 2019

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  20. Diabolik

    Diabolik May 20, 2019

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