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  1. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Oct 16, 2018

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    Where were you about 2 years ago? I had one of these (admittedley with not as good a dial as the auction) that went for just over £50. They're a nice watch but I never seemed to get on with it.
     
  2. Oku

    Oku Oct 16, 2018

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    US $2.325,00 !
     
  3. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 16, 2018

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  4. Oku

    Oku Oct 16, 2018

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  5. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 16, 2018

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    My apologies to @Masterofkarate and @bimbim1207 for not responding to your queries on this one. I found myself conflicted and put my own interests first; I do hope you understand.

    It is a bumper polerouter with case reference 20217-9. It's not a reference you see very often. The steel marker ring with gold hour markers is correct and is unique amongst Polerouters to this reference I think.

    The serial of this watch is extremely close to that of the watch in the link above, which is the only other example I've seen of this reference.

    The pictures were terrible though. Fingers crossed @Larry S was wrong about the dial.
     
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  6. maanu

    maanu Oct 16, 2018

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    Are you talking about this?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-...vip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137

    So did you buy it? I was thinking about the reason for the price.
     
  7. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 17, 2018

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    That's right and yes, I did buy it.

    Difficult to value. I definitely think it is one of the rarer bumper references but rarity doesn't always equate to value.

    I bought it for my collection because it is unusual but also because I thought it was attractive and the case looks sharp too. My hope of getting a bargain went out of the window in the last few seconds of bidding but I'm still very pleased.

    I must stop talking about watches before I receive them - I've probably completely jinxed myself now.
     
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  8. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 17, 2018

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    Congrats! And good luck with it. The case is really sharp. I was on the bid too but 2k was my stop point.
     
  9. bimbim1207

    bimbim1207 Oct 17, 2018

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    Congrats!

    I was looking closely too since it would nicely added to my collection, I have a few other pieces with the same ref# 20217, too.

    The case looks sharp and I'm pretty sure that the dial is original too, good luck! do post us an update with more photos! And thanks for the link above!
     
  10. bimbim1207

    bimbim1207 Oct 17, 2018

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  11. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Oct 17, 2018

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    Oooh, that's nice!

    Anybody have any clue what this dial would have been fitted to?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Geneve-quadrante-automatic-28-millimetri/283213438280
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  12. bimbim1207

    bimbim1207 Oct 17, 2018

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  13. Masterofkarate

    Masterofkarate Oct 17, 2018

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    Congratulations on the watch. I mean the seller called it "as found" and if there is any truth to this, its OK and you will be getting a great looking watch from a drawer or attic somewhere. Fingers crossed! :) It went far over my price range, and now i know why. I was very curious to why it made such a steep price, and actually just about to post a question here:)
    For humor, did my post lead you to the listing?
    Please post some pictures and a update when you get it:) Would love to see some better photos.
    On a second note, as a fairly new watch enthusiast, the UG polerouters is one of the lines that attract me the most! If you ever have one to spare, feel free to send me a message:whistling:
     
  14. maanu

    maanu Oct 18, 2018

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    That's super cool and congratulations. Please post your quality pictures once you get it.
     
  15. GuiltyBoomerang

    GuiltyBoomerang Oct 18, 2018

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    A seemingly low price given the badly pitted chrome case; worth it factoring potential service cost?

    Rare-XL-vintage-UNIVERSAL-GENEVE-UNICOMPAX-chronograph-from.jpg

    Rare-XL-vintage-UNIVERSAL-GENEVE-UNICOMPAX-chronograph-from-_57.jpg
     
  16. LaurentBxl

    LaurentBxl Oct 22, 2018

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  17. Mazoue

    Mazoue Oct 22, 2018

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    I couldn't agree more. Poor case, "GEN EVE" dial, terrible looking fully lumed dial etc
     
  18. Walton5155

    Walton5155 Oct 23, 2018

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    Did you ever find out the meaning of the “telesport” dial

    I myself have found a piece with the same but cannot find any info anywhere
     
  19. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 23, 2018

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    Edited Oct 23, 2018
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  20. bgrisso

    bgrisso Oct 29, 2018

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