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  1. Northernman

    Northernman Aug 11, 2015

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    Nice dust cover:)
    Most likely they have simply turned out this. I would assume its a test production. Possibly a sample of some sorts?
    The case style itself is of the same type as used on some Lemania cal 2980 alarm watches and also later on some 1340/1040 based watches for Tissot and loads of others (the one below was found on the net).

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  2. M_franco

    M_franco Aug 13, 2015

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  3. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 13, 2015

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    No, and I hope very much to never see one again.
     
  4. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Aug 14, 2015

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    Can you please be a little more frank, Lou?
     
  5. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Aug 14, 2015

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    Lol you're such a dick and I love it. I'm literally laughing out loud ( I read your comment in "Tony" voice).

    Have you ever pulled a punch...in your whole life??

    Don't make 'em like you no more.
     
  6. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Aug 14, 2015

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    I had a feeling this one would make the "front page".

    BTW - I can always tell the really good UG's because nobody will mention it (quietly hoping that (((you're))) the only one who saw it)

    Unlike this one...
     
  7. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Aug 14, 2015

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    Man, if that pole router is worth eleven hundred bucks, I'm like a ...billionaire!
     
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  8. 10H10

    10H10 Aug 16, 2015

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  9. Dre

    Dre Aug 17, 2015

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    Really like the bezel and case even though the case it looks like it's been polished once or twice, but what is that Telesport dial? Is that something that UG made?

    Also, looks like the movement is missing a couple screws and another 2 screws are loose as well? Apart from that, it's a nicely aged Universal if it's all original! Or maybe the good photos contributes heaps to it as well!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Uni...thunderbird-/201389242426?hash=item2ee3bbf83a

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  10. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 17, 2015

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    I've never seen 'Telesport' on a UG dial before but I have no reason to doubt it is original.
     
  11. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason Aug 17, 2015

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    All-original, honest example with an interesting case. I don't see any missing screws and the loose screws don't mean much since the movement will need servicing anyway. I think the case is in great shape for its age and it has retained the three-tier lug facets well, but the top right lug does indeed look like it's been slightly polished. Too pricey given the condition of the dial imo.

    Telesport is probably some long gone retailer, but a quick google search reveals that there is a sporting equipment store in Norway by the same name. Founded in 1990 though :p. Here is another example of a Telesport Uni-compax in the same case (not the same watch).
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  12. Northernman

    Northernman Aug 17, 2015

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    I can assure that TeleSport in Norway has nothing to do with nice UG chronographs:)!
    Tele in that context would most likely be short for Telemark which is both a local region and type/style of skiing equipment.
     
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  13. waXology

    waXology Aug 17, 2015

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  14. kidkimura

    kidkimura Aug 17, 2015

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  15. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 17, 2015

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    Indeed, that would be an extremely elegant chronograph to wear for winter sports! Perhaps a sports broadcasting company? As a gift to select employees?

    That ain't news in these parts, brother!
     
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  16. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 17, 2015

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    The Hodinkee Paradox: Any watch our buddy Ben identifies as a great buy ceases to be.
     
  17. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 17, 2015

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    That is true for specific sales/auctions, but it is still somehow possible to score very nice 18k UG and Zenith chronos in the $2k range, even the 37-ish mm models, despite some long term drum-banging from the Hodinkee team. I agree these are still a good buy.
     
  18. HeuerLoon

    HeuerLoon Aug 17, 2015

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  19. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 17, 2015

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    Only because the hobby is so focused on steel tool watches, the beefier the better. The dress chronograph has remained a connoisseur's market...for now. That's fine by me.

    Fer Pete's sake, why don't you list it on the sales forum?
     
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  20. CarSnob

    CarSnob Beware of Swedish Terminators named Jurgentron! Aug 21, 2015

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