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  1. rikuparkkinen Oct 22, 2019

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    Hello all!

    Not sure if this kind of thread already exists, but I am waiting to my latest purchase to arrive and cant wait any more :)

    Can I see your UG tank watches please! I know they are out there yet I've seen quite few good looking pieces on IG lately

    Those photos are from the previous owner. I dont know much about that watch and all info is highly appriciated! If I am not wrong its from 50-60s. 14k gold case with stainless steel back. UG Caliber 10
     
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  2. bubba48 Oct 22, 2019

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    Nice watch.
    Solid gold, gold capped or gold plated? Could you post a pic of the caseback?
     
  3. rikuparkkinen Oct 22, 2019

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    Thanks mate!
    As said I still wait the watch arrive and for now this is the only photo of the caseback..
     
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  4. bgrisso Oct 23, 2019

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    With a SS back that would normally mean a gold plated case.

    Here's a few tanks that I used to have, I miss the gilt black dial...
     
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  5. rikuparkkinen Oct 23, 2019

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  6. Duracuir1 Nov 4, 2019

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  7. MarktheTime Nov 4, 2019

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    Calling @MattF , who has a beauty....
     
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  8. yala Nov 23, 2019

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    My lil‘ tank that I also use in my profile :) 26034278-CD0D-4872-9E30-2103744EDF4B.jpeg
     
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  9. yala Nov 23, 2019

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    That square one is also a dream!! Do you remember the size?
     
  10. bgrisso Nov 24, 2019

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    just over 26mm wide without the crown.
     
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  11. 10H10 Nov 24, 2019

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  12. yala Nov 24, 2019

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  13. MattF Nov 27, 2019

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    @MarktheTime called, I best answer. Here is my tank, and no it isn't steel :) I've only seen one other (black dial variant) in the 1994 UG auction catalog. I would love to see if others exist since the variations in the model number indicate at least 3 dial variations existed. Enjoy!
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  14. MarktheTime Nov 27, 2019

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    It’s like the Bat Signal...only the Matt Signal!
    Super piece. Classic beauty!
     
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  15. PrincipeAsturie Nov 28, 2019

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    Can we consider this a tank?
     
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  16. aap Dec 6, 2019

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    Just got this here in Tokyo
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  17. Woops Nov 21, 2020

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    I want to add this little number to this brilliant thread. I know it is more ‘cioccolatone’ than ‘tank’ but I find it pretty charming all the same.
    Serial places it to around 1963 and it has the calibre 256 inside.

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    There are so many cool little things about this watch.
    Central seconds hands are less often seen in UG tank watches of this era and the lines and finish on the case are razor sharp.
    The ‘U’ applied logo, indices and quarterly lume plots have an elevated sculpted finish to them, hard to capture in photographs, but quite compelling in person. The glossy dial can make the polished hour markers appear double height in reflection (if you know what I mean).

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    After years of collecting, I continue to find the sheer array of Universal Genève out there remarkable.
    I bought this one for beer money and it brings me such quiet joy. What a company. What watches!

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  18. w154 Nov 21, 2020

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    Well I’ve got a case... which is a start :D

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  19. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Nov 21, 2020

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    I’ve always found this one so pure and stunning - not mine, credit @jojolamontre.
     
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  20. Carlton-Browne Nov 21, 2020

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    How many kilos were acquired in the pursuit of that little treasure
     
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