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  1. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus May 7, 2013

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    Says it runs fast - probably has a modern battery and the watch has not been tuned to run on a different voltage nor is there a resistor in-line.

    While these are cool watches, anyone getting into these hummers should know that it's a losing investment. Service usually costs more than the watch is worth unless you have a very rare model.
     
  2. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 7, 2013

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    True. You'll pay the price of the watch for service in this case.
     
  3. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist May 7, 2013

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  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 9, 2013

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  5. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 9, 2013

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    Be aware it wears a bit small.
     
  6. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member May 11, 2013

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  7. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 11, 2013

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  8. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne May 12, 2013

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    I saw that and one with that dial is definitely on my list. I could almost push to the price he's asking (in the full knowledge that there's not going to be a return on it) but a combination of the $100 postage to the UK and the fact that I think the case has been heavily refinished just doesn't clinch the deal.

    While we're on the subject of people taking the proverbial I was annoyed that I only spotted this one later in the week.
    http://www.ebay.de/itm/UNIVERSAL-GE...soires_Uhren_Armbanduhren&hash=item35c66d35f0
    A Unisonic with a display back (???) for €1400. I was at a loose end in west Berlin last Monday and could easily have popped into their shop in Fasanenstr for a bit of fun. Has anybody seen a display back on a Unisonic before?
     
  9. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 May 12, 2013

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    The original case back was likely lost or damaged and replaced with this "display back." While these are common and popular in modern watches, they were rarely (almost never!) seen in factory original vintage watches. The exception to this would be salesman samples.
     
  10. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 12, 2013

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    The postage is eye watering, but for the record the case hasn't been heavily refinished - it really is a shapeless blob, from the factory. The only thing the watch has going for is that Timothy Leary dial.

    I have not. The Unisonic is certainly not a big money collectors watch that has to be kept original to the finest detail, and a display back is a cute idea if done cheaply, but this certainly doesn't qualify
     
  11. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne May 12, 2013

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    I had to revert to google for that, imagining that Leary might be some kind of anglophone Gerald Genta; perhaps not then :) .
     
  12. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus May 12, 2013

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    Turn on, tune in, drop out.
     
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  13. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 13, 2013

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  14. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 17, 2013

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  15. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist May 17, 2013

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  16. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 18, 2013

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  17. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident May 18, 2013

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    Beware of this one appearing on eBay. It sold at auction today for a hammer price of £380 which is fair for what it seems to be, but look at the inside of the case back:

    473-2013430171054_original.jpg 473(3)-201358132818_original.jpg 473(5)-201358132822_original.jpg
     
  18. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 18, 2013

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    I'll venture that's a redial too

    For reference, the first digit of the UG model numbers (the five digit number on the caseback)

    1 = 18K
    2 = steel
    3 = chromed case
    4 = gold plated case
    5 = 14K
     
  19. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 19, 2013

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  20. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member May 19, 2013

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