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  1. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Nov 6, 2014

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  2. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Nov 6, 2014

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    Completely understandable, as the metric system is a highly arcane form of measurement, and not widely used. :rolleyes: Raises no doubts about the rest of the watch.

    Q: What is the size of the watch in millimeters please? Thank you!Nov-02-14
    A: I don't have a way of measuring mm. The best I can do is say 1 7/16" across the outside bezel (excluding the stem)
     
  3. jimmylabulle

    jimmylabulle Nov 6, 2014

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    Hi,

    I didn't know that these pushers where so hard to find, I have the same watch (not especially rare in my opinion) and my watchmaker found them quite easily for 17 eur/piece.
    Concerning the watch...
    . No photos from the movement, who knows what's in, I don't have a crystal ball...
    . The reset pushbutton does not work...
    . The dial is ridiculously repainted by someone who has no idea of chrono dial indications...
    . The backcover is severely dammaged by someone who used a plier to open it...
    Now if you just need pushers it's gonna be a bit expensive for them... :))
     
  4. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Nov 6, 2014

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  5. Diabolik

    Diabolik Nov 7, 2014

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  6. bill5959

    bill5959 Nov 7, 2014

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  7. Diabolik

    Diabolik Nov 7, 2014

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    yep ...

    big mac.jpg

    a big mac comes with a box as well !:)
     
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  8. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Nov 7, 2014

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    About right. Interesting box. The watch lost me at redial.
     
  9. jimmylabulle

    jimmylabulle Nov 7, 2014

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    Hi,

    I don't know if they are generic, but there is no difference at all with the sharped edged, they are100% the same...
    Anyway, he told me already that he can make by himself all kind of pushers if he gets a model, he made me already identical tri-compax setting-pushers because the old ones where too scratched, that was a piece of cake for him.
    He's an old school watch maker, an got all the tools and machinery to make parts, actually he enjoys challenges and doesn't charge much (service compax /uni-compax: 125 eur. Tri-compax: 185 eur.) compared to crazy trendy vintage watchmakers.
    Working on these vitage U.G. reminds him "good old times" with nice movements, I surely understand him !
     
  10. Phranz

    Phranz Nov 8, 2014

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    Dear Sirs & UG connoisseurs!

    My first post/question here, but as a beginning collector I am also into other vintage brands (till now: Omega, Zenith, Breitling, Lemania and JLC), and living therefore mainly on WUS. I apologize sincerely for that :)

    I am glad to have found this highly expertised forum on vintage UG, because I find this brand beside the technical quality, but also in aesthetics more and more attractive.
    Have read some very interesting discussions here, still have to read a lot more about UG history, models, references etcetera. The book of Mr. Sala will arrive in the next days, and I am sure, it will be a very time consuming task for me to read about the chronos.

    But today I have questions about a dress watch (bay listing in german). It`s always difficult to judge a watch from fotos. But for easier discussion I add here pics before giving the link down at the end.

    The seller claims that it is an untouched famliy piece, and I have no reason at all to doubt that. I wanted him to provide fotos from the inside, but I think, he is not able/willing to open it for me.

    So, I, as a bloody amateur, have no idea what reference and movement inside. And if the watch is fully correct as it is described.
    Looks btw to me ±40`s?
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    Help appreciated very much with the following 5 questions:

    1) the writing of „UNIVERSAL GENEVE“? (look, so to say, a little bit „unquiet wiggle waggle“ to me)
    2) the small secondhand, should it not be also in gold like the hour & minute hands?
    3) the subsecond, is it maybe a disc that has left its position and rotated a bit ccw? Otherwise I could not explain the NOT EXACT vertical alignment of the outside 6Hours to the inside 30seconds.

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    4) watch is punced 18K on the back. Does that automatically mean the whole case including lugs are of massive 750?
    5) the engraved 15294, what does it stand for?

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/221592972208?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    thx a lot for any comments, hints, considerations......

    regards Franz
     
  11. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Nov 8, 2014

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    Franz,

    that's a redial - I recommend you stay away
     
  12. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Nov 8, 2014

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    Looks like Clymer needed those pushers..... Or was "correcting" the price agian on his favorite brand. Sorry Ben, you have left the door wide open for me on this. I just can't help myself. Blame it on the Parkinson's.
     
  13. Diabolik

    Diabolik Nov 9, 2014

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    Price correction, loony collectors call it what you will but for that price I think I will take my changes and attempt to make 'em up! I can’t see the watch being worth anywhere near that. However, someone out there was very desperate and just had to have those parts!



    Still have no input on make up of onion pushers / correctors. Come on guys; give me something to work with, an old knackered one, a diagram or technical drawing will do. Perhaps I can save you all a dollar or two! I need dimensions and make up of pushers!


    onion pusher.JPG
     
  14. Phranz

    Phranz Nov 9, 2014

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    Dear LouS!
    Thank you very much for this most appreciated expertise!
    regards from Austria
    Franz
     
  15. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Nov 9, 2014

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    Ben was the #2 bidder on that watch, he would NEVER buy a watch in such condition to wear so I feel 100% confident he was after the pushers/parts. He is a wonderful writer but I highly doubt he has your skills to manufacture his own but...... has the wallet the buy them.

    Wayne
     
  16. primabaleron

    primabaleron Nov 9, 2014

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  17. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Nov 9, 2014

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    Australian.
     
  18. Utterlyprep

    Utterlyprep Nov 10, 2014

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  19. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Nov 10, 2014

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  20. Utterlyprep

    Utterlyprep Nov 10, 2014

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