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  1. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i Jan 22, 2019

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    Thank you @Larry S would you have someone you could recommend for service?
     
  2. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 22, 2019

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    PM Sent....
     
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  3. bgrisso

    bgrisso Jan 22, 2019

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    are you getting buyer protection? At the price already "paid" I would want full ebay protection. If you are talking something like switching over to paypal only, I would want to split the savings in fees. I am curious to see daylight shots, especially of dial and hands. I don't think any kind of lighting will make those two hands match. I don't know what that suggests, but if it were me I would probably relume the hour hand to match the minute, or if that was too fussy, just relume both.
     
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  4. bgrisso

    bgrisso Jan 22, 2019

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    also did the deal fall though because of shill bidding? If so, I wouldn't want to match that price.......
     
  5. Oku

    Oku Jan 22, 2019

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    +1 for shill bidding. But even then, where else do you get a big Tri for $5100? Or will you lower your asking @bgrisso? :p
     
  6. Oku

    Oku Jan 22, 2019

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    Agree. At least different production batches. Same with the month disc.
     
  7. bgrisso

    bgrisso Jan 22, 2019

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    LOL
    I think mine is nicer. Better patina, hands, and moonphase disc. But it is the GP branding vs UG, and GP doesn't seem to be getting a lot of love around these parts? I feel like I'm already giving mine away at $7500 :unsure:
     
  8. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i Jan 22, 2019

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    Well, I fired away. The seller showed me that all functions work.

    He claims he purchased it from the original owner, but I think we all know that does not mean much. I believe I will be receiving the watch Thursday, as it is being sent via overnight tomorrow. Also, from what I received from the seller chrono hand was reset to zero. I will start up a thread with some pictures when received.
     
  9. bgrisso

    bgrisso Jan 22, 2019

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    congrats ! I hope you are really happy with the watch, seems like a pretty good deal
     
  10. dantheman3u4i

    dantheman3u4i Jan 22, 2019

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    Hope so. Thanks to all the forum members. The guidance has consistently been really helpful...
     
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  11. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 22, 2019

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    He persisted! Congrats! It’s a great deal ..
     
  12. waXology

    waXology Jan 23, 2019

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    Congrats buddy, jealous!!

    wear it well.
     
  13. vujen

    vujen Jan 23, 2019

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    Congrats! Nice example.
     
  14. martinc

    martinc Jan 30, 2019

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    Hello dear Forum members,
    I am currently looking at this Compax supposedly ref. 22408 ( https://www.chrono24.com/universalgenve/crono--id10063010.htm Sorry, not on eBay...) which I consider quite a rare - and very beautiful - UG case design. I have already made a reservation on the watch... but there is still time to run away. :)
    The photos are not the best so I have some doubts. What do you think?
    I have seen only one other watch of the same reference with a very similar dial (here: http://www.antik-hodinky.cz/naramkove-hodinky-se-stopkami-universal-geneve-compax-c-285 ) but althoug there are differences, some small printing errors can be found on both dials (eg. on both numeral 8 slighlty overlaps in the seconds subdial... but on each in a different way). Missing "Swiss" I do not consider a problem as it was not to my knowledge present on the earlier dials.
    Thanks a lot for your help!
     
  15. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Jan 30, 2019

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    Looks like there was a failed attempt to clean this dial. Overall the condition isn't worth the asking price imo. I'd run.
     
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  16. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 30, 2019

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    Agree and I would never accept the block of the reference number.
     
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  17. martinc

    martinc Jan 30, 2019

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    The seller did send me a photo of the casback with all numbers visible, that’s not an isssue. A lot of sellers (and even OF members) block the numbers, although I don’t quite understand why...
    The reference is 22408, correct to the case design.
    What was bothering me was the dial...
    Thanks for the feedback!!!
     
  18. vujen

    vujen Jan 31, 2019

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    Dial is original. But not in good health.
     
  19. msal

    msal Jan 31, 2019

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  20. vujen

    vujen Feb 1, 2019

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    It looks good to me.
    But I don't see the SWISS sign.

    EDIT: sorry, eBay sent me on another auction ;)
     
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