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SOLD Universal Geneve Tri-Compax "Clapton" Ref. 881101/01

  1. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason May 21, 2017

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    Hi All,

    I have for sale a phenomenal example of an 881101/01 with a panda dial (more recently known as the "Clapton").
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    Ref. 881101 immediately followed the Ref. 222102, and this early example bears all of the same characteristics of its predecessor: smaller pushers, earlier crown, and blue chrono hand (instead of red). Every single part of this watch is factory original.

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    Ref: 881101/01 Serial #: 2.3 mil (1963-64)
    Case material: Stainless Steel (made by Huguenin Freres)
    Case diameter: 36 mm excluding crown, 19 mm lug width
    Movement: Universal Geneve cal 281 - manual wind, chronograph, triple calendar, moon phase

    The watch comes with its original strap and buckle. A very high quality, hand-stitched alligator strap (Navy) can be included with the sale in the CONUS only.

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    Price is $25,500 USD with free shipping worldwide fully insured. PayPal (gift or fees included) or wire transfer only. The watch is sold as is and returns/refunds are applicable only if the watch is received not as described (48 hr examination period). Face to face deals are possible in the NYC area until 6/3/17 and in the SF Bay Area until 6/15/17. Thank you for your interest ahead of time, and please let me know if any additional info or pics are needed. All photos are unedited. Please excuse the dust in some of the pics. Contact me via DM or at jordn.han@gmail.com

    * I am accepting trade offers (up or down), tentatively speaking. Quality and condition should be similar to that of this watch. 321 Speedmasters, especially straight lugs, are especially irresistible to me.

    DIAL/BEZEL/CRYSTAL:
    The dial is in perfect, 100% condition with zero blemishes. The lume plots are darker than the lume on the hands, but it is typical for this to happen on these dials. The bezel is in excellent condition, but there are some minor blemishes in the 11-1 o' clock and 5-6 o'clock positions. Original crystal (UG signet at the center of the crystal) is in overall great condition.

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    CASE:
    The case is in incredibly sharp, seemingly unpolished condition, but there are some signs of wear throughout. One important thing to note is that there are small dents at the bottom of each of the 4 lugs. They are much more pronounced with flash, but I did not want to hide them. In order to preserve the original finish of this case, I will leave it as is.

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    Holy moly that's a lot of dust
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    Movement:
    The movement has zero service marks, and I don't believe the movement has ever been serviced. Everything functions correctly and it appears to keep good time, but I would recommend a service for everyday use.

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    Thank you to OF for the space, and thanks again for looking!

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    Edited May 22, 2017
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  2. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 21, 2017

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    Whoa! I'll take two of these please!
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  3. Dre

    Dre May 21, 2017

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

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  4. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 21, 2017

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    Swap "BBQ" for "Clapton for sale"....
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  5. NT931

    NT931 May 21, 2017

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    Damn, I knew I shouldn't have sold that kidney last year :whistling:
     
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  6. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! May 21, 2017

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    W. O. W. :taunt:

    REAlly BEAUtiFuL!!
     
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  7. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason May 23, 2017

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    Bump it up
     
  8. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason May 23, 2017

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    On hold
     
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