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  1. bgrisso

    bgrisso Jul 30, 2018

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    You can't just order one up. You have to find one, and there is a huge range in how much it might cost, if/when you find one.
    I think all 5 hands are wrong on this watch. And the crown is yellow gold instead of rose gold.
    The only good thing is you "only" paid 1K, and there is a box. I could easily see someone inexperienced paying a few grand for this watch, without a box. I hope you can return it. Trying to find all 5 hands plus a dial and crown is not worth it financially.
     
  2. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 30, 2018

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    Seller misrepresented this watch. You are wise to cancel.
     
  3. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 30, 2018

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    We have all paid the Noob tax. If you cant stop it, wear it proudly as a reminder. :(
     
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  4. Dan S

    Dan S Jul 30, 2018

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    The font of UNIVERSAL GENEVE is very bad. The subdials are also obvious. The edges should be sharp, but you can see they have been smoothed over by the over-layer of paint. And look how the painted subdial markers creep up out of the depressed area and climb up the walls.

    Also, the tachy scale is obviously misaligned in some places, e.g. 80kph and 90kph.
     
  5. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i Jul 30, 2018

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    This is all some great info. Noob tax has been paid... Really will need a correct rose gold Uni-Compax soon!
     
  6. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i Jul 30, 2018

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  7. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 30, 2018

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  8. Xeer

    Xeer Jul 31, 2018

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    I have one that might interest you. Look at your PMs.
     
  9. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Jul 31, 2018

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  10. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Jul 31, 2018

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    Was that the one in France?
     
  11. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i Jul 31, 2018

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    Yes it was.
     
  12. toesfreaky

    toesfreaky Jul 31, 2018

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  13. Florent

    Florent Aug 1, 2018

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  14. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Aug 1, 2018

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    Crown and hands also wrong. You won’t be happy with it. Move on. Someone needing parts will buy this. Very difficult to find parts.
     
  15. bgrisso

    bgrisso Aug 1, 2018

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    now now, be nice to my poor little redial. I'm not sure the hands are wrong (maybe the sweep?) I think someone just painted them all white when they did the redial? I was guessing they were silver and probably oxidized, and the dial must have been shot, so they did the gilt redial and the white hands? If I found an original dial I was thinking of having the hands properly refinished.

    Getting an original dial is not easy, but not impossible with patience. I have two other compurs of this time period, so decided to pass this project along to someone else. The one nice part is that you can actually wear it while you look, instead of having it sit in a parts drawer. :)
     
  16. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Aug 1, 2018

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    Ha .... that explains the very honest sales copy. Sweep might be a later hand like the one on my 62 Tri. I do agree the case is really amazing and that it’s a good looking piece.
     
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  17. bgrisso

    bgrisso Aug 1, 2018

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    thx. I'm curious what it goes for, I tried something new on this auction which was to make it available worldwide, with free shipping. hopefully I don't regret it !!
     
  18. Oku

    Oku Aug 1, 2018

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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is only available in the US! You excluded Africa, Asia, Central America and Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North America (so not sure if you even ship to the US...) , Oceania, Southeast Asia, South America.
     
  19. bgrisso

    bgrisso Aug 1, 2018

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    lol wut ? I went over the shipping thing a ton of times, there must be a really glitchy system with ebay because I specifically included all those locations. I wonder if it displays differently for different users in different locations? Weird....
     
  20. Florent

    Florent Aug 1, 2018

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    does not ship to france ....