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Universal Geneve Wrap Up for 2019

  1. slique12

    slique12 Jan 15, 2020 10:29am

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    Hi OF,

    I was meaning to post this as a wrap for 2019 so a couple weeks late I suppose. It's been an interesting journey over the past three to four years for me personally, from discovering the UG brand right here on OF to spending countless hours poring over threads with fascinating pictures and equally fascinating discussions. Along the way, I've collected and sold quite a few pieces - four Polerouters, a Monodatic, a Compur, a Uni-Compax, a Triple Date Moonphase and a couple time only pieces.

    In 2019 I decided to be more strategic with what I truly wanted vs what simply looked nice or was a good deal. I seem to have a soft corner for early UG's and that is reflected in the three pieces I picked up and they now comprise my mini UG collection:) I can't say I wear them often but still seeing them in the watchbox every morning is a joy. In 2020 I’ll be looking to add a nice Tri Compax but for now thought I’ll share some nice pics I took this morning.

    Universal 'Watch' Compur 1st Gen Oversized 37.5mm circa 1934

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    Universal Geneve Compur Multi-Color Dial 35mm circa 1936 (thanks @bgrisso )

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    Universal Geneve Dato-Compax Oversized 37.5mm circa 1942

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    Hope you enjoyed the pics!
     
    Edited Jan 15, 2020 10:35am
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  2. bgrisso

    bgrisso Jan 15, 2020 11:21am

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    very cool trio, congratulations !
     
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  3. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 15, 2020 11:52am

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    The classics are always the best IMO . Great set.
     
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  4. wristpirate

    wristpirate Jan 15, 2020 12:21pm

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    Nice selection! That Dato-Compax is glorious
     
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  5. sdre

    sdre Jan 15, 2020 4:47pm

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    Agreeed. the Datocompax looks stunning!

    congrats!
     
  6. durri70

    durri70 Jan 15, 2020 5:39pm

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    Congratulations , nice pieces
     
  7. aap

    aap Jan 16, 2020 4:14am

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    What a trio! Congratulations!
     
  8. loniscup

    loniscup Jan 16, 2020 4:23am

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    Beautiful pieces!! Especially that 37mm Compur and the Dato ::love::::love::
     
  9. Woops

    Woops Jan 16, 2020 5:18am

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    Wow some terrific watches here :eek: and confirmation, at last, that @bgrisso is involved in at least half of all UG transactions on OF.
     
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  10. Diabolik

    Diabolik Jan 16, 2020 5:41am

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    I would like to propose that @bgrisso , since he has the majority of the desirable UGs in this forum, invites us all round to his Palace for an evening of whiskey, viewing and in depth discussion on the subject ...
     
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  11. martinc

    martinc Jan 16, 2020 6:46am

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    Very nice pieces! First and third especially! :)
     
  12. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 16, 2020 7:39am

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    Uh ... I’ve seen some of what’s in your vault. You may still be on the leader board. Do agree though...
     
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  13. Xeer

    Xeer Jan 16, 2020 8:08am

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    Yeah, I'd tend to agree! Unless Dean does a SOTC - nobody knows what else is in that vault of his.
     
  14. slique12

    slique12 Jan 16, 2020 9:37am

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    Thank you gentlemen! It's been a slow path to get here but some patience seems to have paid off:)
     
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  15. slique12

    slique12 Jan 16, 2020 9:41am

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    Dean and Ben, please decide on who is hosting and I'll be happy to bring the whisky:thumbsup:
     
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  16. bgrisso

    bgrisso Jan 16, 2020 10:47am

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    That's very kind but I'm not sure how accurate ;)

    I'm in California, would be fun to do west coast UG gtg at some point.
     
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  17. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Jan 16, 2020 11:04am

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    Very nice - looking forward to seeing the smaller one in person :thumbsup:
     
  18. aap

    aap Jan 16, 2020 11:14am

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    How about an Asian GTG?!!
     
  19. slique12

    slique12 Jan 16, 2020 11:38am

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    I say we start with the West Coast and do a round II in Asia ;)
     
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  20. fbf

    fbf Jan 17, 2020 9:14am

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    the first piece looks stunning. no, i shouldn't . get . started . on a new brand...no, no ...
     
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