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  1. donashby

    donashby Oct 19, 2017

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    Aren’t the hands supposed to be black?
     
  2. Florent

    Florent Oct 19, 2017

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    This is the « pre nina » early version of the watch, with steel hands, fully original :)
     
  3. ARP488

    ARP488 Oct 19, 2017

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    That pre-Nina is incredible. The conditions look superb and is a quite rare reference :cool:
     
  4. donashby

    donashby Oct 19, 2017

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    Thanks Florent for the info, I am kind of new to Universal Geneves, now I notice it has an applied logo, not printed on the dial too. More elegant than the later version with the black hands too. I have been looking at another one coming up at auction, here is the link, what do you all think? The crown is unsigned, does that mean its a replacement, or did some come unsigned?

    https://jewelry.ha.com/itm/timepiec...GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515#condition-report

    Thanks-DON
     
  5. Florent

    Florent Oct 19, 2017

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    Hello Don,

    This is the later version of the watch.

    The dial seems more worn, the crystal is not original (not signed), the crown is a replacement also (not signed), the case seems polished (no visible serial and model number at the back and lugs not sharp)

    Dial, hands, pushers and case are original

    It's a nice watch also, the price is very attractive, and bids must go on.

    Only the top conditions earlier models reached very high prices, up to 47.500$ at chrisite's auction (but it was a full set NOS one)

    I won't be surprised if the top condition pre-Nina on eBay will end 1,5 or maybe 2 times more expensive than the other one :whistling:
     
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  6. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 19, 2017

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    Completely agree re crown and polished case.

    I have to disagree regarding the dial though. I am a sucker for patina and I absolutely love those black hands against the creamy dial.

    Although I respect the virtues of the eBay pre-Nina and suspect you are right about relative values, I would personally prefer to wear the HA Nina (with perhaps a replacement signed crown).
     
  7. Florent

    Florent Oct 19, 2017

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    That's what we call personal taste / preferences ;):thumbsup: Both watches are lovely ::bleh:: But i always preferred the earlier one ...
     
  8. donashby

    donashby Oct 19, 2017

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    Thanks guys, they both look nice I agree, lets see where the bidding goes! Is it difficult or impossible to find replacement crown and crystal?
     
  9. Florent

    Florent Oct 19, 2017

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    Possible but very difficult and expensive ;)
     
  10. donashby

    donashby Oct 19, 2017

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    Hmm, thats what I thought! Thanks for the infos!
     
  11. Florent

    Florent Oct 19, 2017

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    Good luck on your bids ;)
     
  12. donashby

    donashby Oct 19, 2017

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    Thanks! Are you bidding too?
     
  13. Florent

    Florent Oct 19, 2017

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    Probably on the one on eBay, but I pretty sure that my bids will be way to low to win :confused:
     
  14. donashby

    donashby Oct 19, 2017

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    I think I prefer the other one, so we won't be in competition, but I definitely like the bay one's strap better! What do you think the watches will sell for 20 for mine and 30 for yours?
     
  15. Florent

    Florent Oct 19, 2017

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    I do not know. We will see ::popcorn::
     
  16. gop76

    gop76 Oct 23, 2017

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  17. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Oct 23, 2017

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    And apparently presented by this man:
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    http://historia-naval.simplesite.com/425088193

     
  18. Diabolik

    Diabolik Oct 23, 2017

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    well, I'll be stuffed ....

    Very interesting piece.
     
  19. waXology

    waXology Oct 23, 2017

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  20. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 23, 2017

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    My concerns on a first look would be:

    - the hands for the sub-dial at 12 o'clock, in particular the hour hand definitely looks wrong

    - the damage to the case underneath the bezel (not sure how big a problem this could become although it is not normally visible)

    Otherwise looks original to me and in the condition I would expect a watch almost 70 years old to be in.
     
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