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  1. LouS

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

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    Precisely.
     
  2. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Dec 15, 2013

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  3. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Dec 16, 2013

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    I bet the seller is in disbelief that his grandfather's watch sold for such a sum.
     
  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dec 16, 2013

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    Oh, it was another 'grandfather's watch' was it? Ebay should have a category specifically for those.
     
  5. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Dec 16, 2013

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    Indeed. My Centenary is one of those. The seller was going to send me the original box as a bonus as soon as he had the chance to go through Grandma's attic. Why am I not holding my breath?
     
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  6. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dec 16, 2013

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    If you were a typical eBay buyer you'd have believed the seller and died by now. :p

    You should send the seller a message asking where the box is - and send subsequent messages every few months. Don't let them off the hook!
     
  7. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Jan 12, 2014

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  8. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Jan 14, 2014

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  9. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 19, 2014

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  10. papaebetu

    papaebetu Jan 19, 2014

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    bump in latest 5 sec as always....
    Need more works and a new bracelet

    GIGI
     
  11. gemuzz

    gemuzz Jan 27, 2014

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  12. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 27, 2014

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    A) I don't like overexposed photos. It hides too many faults.

    B) That's the "helpful measurement" watch! :p
     
  13. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 27, 2014

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    yes it is!

    I believe it is also a redial. Not recommended, esp at the price.
     
  14. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Jan 27, 2014

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    Yeah - surely does look like a redial.
     
  15. gemuzz

    gemuzz Jan 27, 2014

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    Just came back here to post my own conclusions I thought it was a redial and you all beat me to it! Thanks everyone for confirming suspicions and stopping me from wasting my money... sometimes the long search for a nice Universal Geneve makes you desperate!

    Give away for me (aside from how clean the dial is) was that I couldn't find any other examples that had the 6 at the bottom unchopped and the seconds style looked a bit off. Shame.
     
  16. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Feb 2, 2014

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    Can you elaborate a little on what you're seeing with the "6 at the bottom unchopped"? Agree this is a redial. Always like improving my eye if I'm missing something else.
     
  17. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Feb 10, 2014

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    What's up with the pushers on this one? I've never seen anything like it. Poor replacements?
     
  18. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 10, 2014

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    No, authentic - a little used variant in the UG repretoire. Not sure of the rationale for these, unless it was simply to have the pushers be less obstrusive.
     
  19. gemuzz

    gemuzz Feb 12, 2014

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    Not conclusive proof but I've never seen another Tri-Compax that actually has the numeral 6 at the bottom. Normally it's entirely covered by the dial.
     
  20. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Feb 12, 2014

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    Also, if you'll notice, the black minute markers do not center on the hour markers - especially at 5,7, and 11 o'clock.