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  1. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Sep 29, 2013

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    Interestingly, this early Tri-Compax ad appears to show a fair bit of space between the outer chapter and the case ring...

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  2. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Sep 29, 2013

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    Alot of that perceived space has to do with the crystal that's installed. Hi dome vs low dome vs glass.

    I have a 37mm 287 that I just got the crystal swapped out. The guy that did it for me specifically cut down a pocket watch case crystal (glass) to fit my bezel so that the outer chapter ring could be seen clearly. The previous high-sided high dome crystal that was installed (not original) obscured most of the outer chapter.

    Problem is that if you were to install a typical low dome acrylic crystal, you'd see the outer chapter fine, but might not have enough clearance for the hands which sit up pretty high on the Tri-compaxes. So your watchmaker would install a generic high dome crystal for clearance and end up obscuring some of the outer chapter.
     
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  3. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Oct 2, 2013

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  4. AComplicatedLife

    AComplicatedLife Oct 2, 2013

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Vintag...mpax-Watch-triple-day-Moonphase-/171140779666

    Interesting watch here. Is this miss-label by seller? I would assume that all tri-compaxes were actually labeled "Tri-Compax".

    I really like this style of hand, but they seem to be fairly rare. In fact, in my limited experience, I have only seen them on this watch, and the married Tri-Compax I posted a few weeks ago, both of which are cal.287s. Is this indicative of the age of the watch? Did they only come on cal.287s? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated!
     
  5. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Oct 2, 2013

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    I've come to understand the "Tri-Compax" label was applied to all models. If true, this would have to be a redial.

    Those hands are, I think, fairly common on the older models. Maybe somebody more experienced can comment.
     
  6. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Oct 2, 2013

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    And upon closer inspection, one can see the hands are clearly mismatched. The red marker should be counting the days of the month.

    I also don't see the word "Swiss" at the bottom, though it could be hidden by the warp of the glass.
     
  7. AComplicatedLife

    AComplicatedLife Oct 3, 2013

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    You are correct about the red hand. Also a dead give away is that the day of the month hand is much too long. I also noticed that one of the pushers is also not a match for the case.
     
  8. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Oct 3, 2013

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    Well, I think the situation is that the month hand needs to be switched with the 12 hour subdial hand. The lengths should then be appropriate, no?
     
  9. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Oct 24, 2013

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    Not recommending, just wondering... how many times can this dude sell this Pol*A*router?

    http://bit.ly/1aegAzA
     
  10. timfred

    timfred Oct 28, 2013

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  11. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Nov 12, 2013

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  12. CJ Adams

    CJ Adams Nov 17, 2013

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  13. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Nov 17, 2013

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  14. heman

    heman By the Power of Greyskull! Nov 19, 2013

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  15. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Dec 8, 2013

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  16. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Dec 8, 2013

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    Big, but for freakin' huge I would go with the "Universalone" and it's fraternal twin from Zenith, the Zenittone, both 46 mm.
    A photo from the Italian forum O&P:

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  17. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Dec 8, 2013

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    Actually, looking again at that link, that is a Universalone, and the seller has under-measured it, calling it "about 40 mm."
     
  18. cozzani1978

    cozzani1978 Dec 15, 2013

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  19. LouS

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

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  20. cozzani1978

    cozzani1978 Dec 15, 2013

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