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Universal Geneve Compax Ref 885107 -- FS by Matthew Bain

  1. Mapearso

    Mapearso Oct 9, 2017

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  2. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 9, 2017

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    From MB? Sky is the limit!
     
  3. Diabolik

    Diabolik Oct 9, 2017

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    It is all wrong ....
     
  4. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 9, 2017

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    From Bain??? :eek:
     
  5. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Oct 9, 2017

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    Agree
     
  6. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 9, 2017

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    Dean, For the illumination of us all and as an authority on these, care to spell out the issues?
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  7. Diabolik

    Diabolik Oct 10, 2017

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    Here is a good one ...

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    H, m, and second may be correct. I have seen h and m in steel with a red second too. Bezel should be the darker blue and register hands should be white. Bracelet is a joke. Easy to see that it is wrong! Case back is a kojak or turned .... I don't really know why anyone would ever want to do that as there are only two possible reasons and both are dodgy. I get the felling that this watch is put together which would not be an issue if it was done conscientiously ...

    All in all, a very sloppy attempt. $22k ? I would expect a lot more ...
     
  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 10, 2017

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    And as for Mathew Bain .....:whipped:
     
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  9. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Oct 10, 2017

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  10. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 10, 2017

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    Jeeze ... strike 2 for them.
     
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  11. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 10, 2017

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    Let us put them all side by side
     
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  12. billving

    billving Oct 10, 2017

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    That's why....I haunt you guys when I see something - BEFORE - I buy it. I've missed things waiting for answers but better to be safe and vet it here.
     
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  13. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 10, 2017

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    These two prominent dealers can’t claim “we get so many watches we can’t Vet every one” excuse when they are asking the prices they charge. I would expect better of both. Can’t trust anyone.
     
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  14. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Oct 10, 2017

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    So, if it is a put-together, where are the parts from? Are they fakes/services items/from a different reference?
     
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  15. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Oct 10, 2017

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    most likely it was serviced over the years by various watchmakers who used the parts they thought were close enough. It was until the last 5+ years that anal collectors came along and started looking at these details and asking questions. 15 years ago, nobody cared about these details...especially on this reference.
     
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  16. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Oct 10, 2017

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    I just wondered, since it is easy to see that there are differences, but the differences are minute and (as far as I can see!) are items that are uniquely UG.
     
  17. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 10, 2017

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    when they were cheap as chips no one cared. At $20k plus it’s a different game altogether.
     
  18. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Oct 10, 2017

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    its easy today with all the info we have...10 years ago it was impossible to know. Hell 3-5 years ago nobody cared about this.
     
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  19. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 10, 2017

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    So is it wrong to point the finger at these dealers?
     
  20. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Oct 10, 2017

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    I didnt say that...I was answering this question: