Hi Lou, what's a memento dial? Thanks!
May I answer for Lou?
Have a look a the Aerocompax that rolokr showed above. The top register is the memento part. You can adjust a time just to remember an appointment or whatelse but it doesn't run with the rest of the watch.
Oh, that's what those are called. Thanks!
Hi does anyone know anything about this watch? Thanks
This watch has been discussed before and recently. As I recall there was concern that the dial was repainted because most of these seemed to have black dials. .....not much collector interest but value around a grand or so. A search will find the thread.
in love with Nina
It's become obvious to me that picking up a period correct bracelet for my Aero is going to be a real longshot. I always like NATO straps for casual wear but like steel for nicer occasions.
Felt that this new addition deserved a strap bought just for it, and found a color that complimented it. Will look good on one of my GMT's too.
Fitted a pair of shoulderless 20mm springbars that leave no gaps on either side. When I need or want to change out I'll have to snip them but the feel of security they offer is worth it. The shoulder spring bars would move a little too much for me
I think I saw reference to this brand here and thought I'd give them a try. For under $20 they are more than worth the cost. Very substantial stainless and tough nylon material. I am going to try out some more color combinations.
PS: I would be in love with Nina too!
Super watch, but again,... Why did UG used aero-compax for a watch that doesn't had it's features ?... I still don't get it. They could easily named it Compax...
I've been wondering this often as well, it makes things really confusing for someone who is trying to learn more about Universal Geneve. It seems like every model is named Aero-Compax or Compax but they all vary wildly in dials and features. Then again I've also been running into this problem with vintage Seamasters and others... I guess they just played a lot more fast and loose with naming back then.
I'm by no means any authority or well studied on this model or UG in general but I make an assumption that this watch, as others with the "aero" prefix were designed with aviators in mind and that is more of the thought process involved in naming these as a line of their models.
Had they the foresight to have put one more big hand that could be set independently and went around once in a 24 hour period, and a 2 color rotating bezel, we would be stomping all over each other trying to find that Aero-Compax-GMT Master
This is my Universal Geneve Chronograph that was purchased in 1938 in Milan and passed down to me from my father.
Does the crown (on the dial) have some official significance?
Try holding the phone further away from the watch on a darker surface. Tap the watch image to focus the phone. Then enlarge and crop the image. Then we can see this dial in all its glory. Very interesting watch. Crown shot as well.
Will do tonite
And put the watch on an immovable surface rather than holding it. The combined shake of the camera hand and your own hand isn't doing you any favours.
Edit - I've just seen the other thread.
Polerouter Sub 2nd generation (ref. 869109/01) with both inner and outer box
@Diabolik as discussed
Only four,but significant...
Let me present you a 1940 pink gold "Flying saucer" Compax, faceted case
and this 1943 "Duck's beak lugs" Compax...
and finally this Uni-Compax.
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