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  1. gop76

    gop76 Nov 9, 2018

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    Is a UG 256 based on the Movado 395, UG called it Super Microtor and was, also, used on the Polerouter Compact
     
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  2. Mmike1357

    Mmike1357 Nov 11, 2018

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  3. Mazoue

    Mazoue Nov 11, 2018

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  4. Mmike1357

    Mmike1357 Nov 11, 2018

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  5. Jonatan

    Jonatan Nov 11, 2018

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  6. bimbim1207

    bimbim1207 Nov 11, 2018

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    I have this piece with cal. Super Microtor. Not a linen but a sunburst dial, a lovely piece imo. If you need a movement shot, hit me up.
     
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  7. bgrisso

    bgrisso Nov 11, 2018

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    very cool, love it !
     
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  8. stevec14

    stevec14 Nov 12, 2018

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  9. Woops

    Woops Nov 13, 2018

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    Here is the blurb from the listing - I wonder how one goes about proving this Sala connection?

    “This watch is the actual example used in Pietro Sala's UG book on page 303 as one of the standard bearers for this reference. Great provenance. If you want a copy of the book to go with it let me know.”

    (This is where I find out that the seller is a member here and a UG nut/Sala’s grandson)
     
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  10. LaurentBxl

    LaurentBxl Nov 13, 2018

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    It is early here and i’m on iPhone but how do you find the UG and aerocompax prints on the dial? They look crooked...
     
  11. Woops

    Woops Nov 13, 2018

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    I am slowly driving myself mad looking at this dial. It is indeed a remarkable match with the picture in Sala. It surely has to be the same watch.

    If so, then perhaps we must assume the dial is beyond doubt.
     
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  12. stevec14

    stevec14 Nov 13, 2018

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    That’s what I’m thinking. The seller is 20 miles from me and I have been in conversation with him. Apparently the watch was acquired 3 years ago and serviced.

    He’s willing to negotiate (and chuck the book in). Assuming it is the watch, does the price look ok? I’m seriously considering although it would be a chink of cash for my initial foray into vintage.
     
  13. valjoux72

    valjoux72 Nov 13, 2018

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    I hed a Zenith Compur that was published in Roesslers book from a German Collector. So guess that it is the Aero from Salas book.

    Btw: awesome watch

     
  14. Woops

    Woops Nov 13, 2018

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    The dial is worn in places but the watch for me is still very appealling. Regarding the price...this is, as ever, a question of worth only the beholder can truly answer.

    There are many 40s Aero oracles on here much more useful than myself (not difficult). I understand this reference can show much variation and I'm not sure how this impacts asking prices. From memory @vujen has a few, for example - I'd definitely ask around OF for some more due dilligence if you wish to feel more comfortable before pulling the trigger (if you have time to do so).
     
  15. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Nov 13, 2018

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    This has a warm attractiveness to it but the dial worries me. It has some indications of a redial and disappearing sections of print from cleaning, misaligned printing, etc. At the same time it could also be printing quality variations normal to Universal. Another thing to note- Sala has redials featured in it, and is not a fool proof method in regards to verifying
    originality.

    In any case it would be worth it to handle in person if you can to get more info. Maybe some of the experts can chime in here in the meantime.
     
  16. vujen

    vujen Nov 13, 2018

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    Awesome watch. The price is very tempting because of the damaged dial.
    It's not "patina", some great parts are really deleted.
     
  17. Florent

    Florent Nov 13, 2018

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    Redial
     
  18. Tempus

    Tempus Nov 14, 2018

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  19. rosspo

    rosspo Nov 14, 2018

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  20. bgrisso

    bgrisso Nov 14, 2018

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    I have this exact same ref for sale here on OF right now. Different dial. I think your price is just a touch high maybe, but not bad at all? I had mine at 2k, and now just dropped a bit. But I'm not dealing with eBay fees. Might just take patience. Good luck with your sale :thumbsup:
     
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