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  1. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Feb 20, 2014

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  2. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Feb 22, 2014

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  3. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Feb 22, 2014

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  4. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Feb 22, 2014

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    *got.

    Actually, fohget it. The typo wawks withh tha accent.
     
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  5. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Mar 17, 2014

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    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 17, 2014

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  7. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Mar 17, 2014

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    Smart folks... don't want their mean neighbor to inadvertently buy it and come over to beat the crap of out 'em when they realize they've been had.
     
  8. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 17, 2014

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    Very nice looking Polerouter Date:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-UNI...E-/390799414379?&_trksid=p2056016.m2518.l4276

    The gold capping on these is actually a bit thicker than on the Constellations from the same period.

    This example is free from the maladies that generally plague Polerouters, such as circular scrapes inside the caseback (bad rotor berings). Has original "U" crown and the caseback engraving is all there.

    Good luck,
    gatorcpa
     
  9. rspace

    rspace Mar 19, 2014

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  10. LouS

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

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    haga888 Mar 19, 2014

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  12. rspace

    rspace Mar 19, 2014

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    You are right haga888. And he seems to have got a negative feedback for the same:
    "The Seller misrepresented a watch and he did not disclose he is in Paris, FR"
     
  13. haga888

    haga888 Mar 19, 2014

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    "Please refer to my feedback if you have any hesitation prior to bidding."

     
  14. LouS

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

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    well, that's honest enough. If you had any hesitation before, you'll find your misgivings confirmed by reading the feedback. :thumbsup:
     
  15. eustace

    eustace Mar 19, 2014

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    Yet, 18 bids from >10 different bidders. They can't ALL be shills. Are they just dumb?
     
  16. viva_luckenbach

    viva_luckenbach Mar 19, 2014

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    New to the forum and UG's in general. What's wrong with this Tri? Does the redial affect the value that much?
     
  17. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Mar 20, 2014

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    A redial affects value significantly in vintage watches of any brand.
     
  18. viva_luckenbach

    viva_luckenbach Mar 20, 2014

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    Good to know. I was thinking about bidding on it but I'll wait for something better to come along.

    Thanks!
     
  19. pliesj

    pliesj Mar 20, 2014

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    Looking to pick up a vintage Tri-Compax for my collection. I like the 40's models with thin hands and Arabic (2, 4, 8, 10) numerals. I see one listed on eBay that is exactly the kind I am looking for. Auction expires later today. Appears to be in good condition (although photos are blurry). However it has a stainless back on a purportedly 18kt gold case. I can't imagine that would be correct. Thoughts?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Universal-Geneve-Tri-Compax-Yellow-Gold-circa-1945-/221397958727?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item338c58c047
     
  20. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 20, 2014

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    Bid as if it was gold plated. I've not heard of an 18K case Universal chronograph with a steel back, but stranger things have happened.

    gatorcpa