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  1. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 13, 2013

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    12295 I think, but regardless I agree with bubawatch - that is not the correct case for that reference, and in fact I doubt it is a UG case at all. It looks to me like a fabricated case to match a UG caseback, and I wouldn't be surprised to find it is less than 18K gold.
     
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  2. AComplicatedLife

    AComplicatedLife Sep 13, 2013

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    Thanks Lou and Buba! I appreciate the assistance! I thought the case and back didn't quite fit too well together and something seemed a bit off. As I'm just getting started in this, having a knowledgeable place to come to is invaluable!

    Out of curiosity, is there another resource for checking serials aside from "the book"?

    Thanks again!
     
  3. bubawatch

    bubawatch Sep 14, 2013

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    Yes
    The ads, auctions, original archives universal, private archives ..... and .... 20 years of passion:(
     
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  4. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Sep 15, 2013

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    Just ran across this one. Some of the worst photography I've ever seen on what looks to be a top-notch example of a Polerouter Deluxe:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-G...8k-Gold-Mens-Wristwatch-Vintage-/171126513691

    Price doesn't look to be ridiculous, but that postage from Canada is absurd.

    Why are the Canadians conducting a postal war with the US?
    gatorcpa

    PS - Dennis is not allowed to look at this one. I've done enough damage to his home improvement fund. :D
     
  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 15, 2013

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    The starting bid = carpet for my upstairs.

    Passing due to potential health problems if that amount evaporates from the H.I. fund.
     
  6. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 15, 2013

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    You know, you're getting a little tiresome with this whole "first we provide for food and shelter, then we buy watches" mania of yours.:rolleyes:
     
  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 15, 2013

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    Thought we had a whipped smiley, :whipped: ah there it is.
     
  8. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Sep 15, 2013

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    I've fixed Maslow's heirachy of needs:
    maslow-pyramid.jpg
     
  9. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 15, 2013

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    I guess I could live out of the car. :p
     
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  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 15, 2013

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    That'd be brilliant, have some news crew doing a story on the state of the economy and homelessness in NJ bang on your window while you're asleep:

    "Good morning sir, sorry to bother you but we're doing a story and were wondering what adverse economic conditions lead to you and your family being forced to live in your car?"

    *Dennis holds up wrist*

    "Vacheron Constantin was part of it"
     
  11. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 16, 2013

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    Leather straps can be very nutritious, apparently :p
     
  12. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 17, 2013

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    Actually that was not necessary, Maslow himself revised his needs hierarchy shortly before his 1970 death of a heart attack, after being told the price of a solid gold Brequet while visiting a Hollywood jeweler.
     
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  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 19, 2013

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  14. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Sep 19, 2013

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    Real? I think so. Dial is gold, too. It's been polished pretty heavily and the crown is wrong.

    Not worth $2K, IMO.
    gatorcpa
     
  15. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Sep 20, 2013

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    +1. The crown I can live with, but the polish kills it.
     
  16. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Sep 21, 2013

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  17. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 21, 2013

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    Looks to be in good shape, except for the marks at the bottom of the dial. Is that the crystal or the dial? That's something I'd want to clarify for sure.
     
  18. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 21, 2013

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    Late model Valjoux 72-powered compax, so-called Nina Rindt, with wrong second sweeper and dial issues for BIN

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-G...H-VALJOUX-72-DAYTONA-PANDA-DIAL-/281172359811


    I really don't know the market for these Jim, but that seems rather aggressively priced for the dial issues Dennis points out.
     
  19. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Sep 21, 2013

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    It's just always going to look better on her.

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  20. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 21, 2013

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    Indeed. The viewer is asked to note the obligatory fatstrap - really the only acceptable way to wear the Nina Rindt.