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Vintage triple date moonphase --movements and pics!

  1. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept May 30, 2016

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    Vintage triple date moonphase chronographs have started to grow on me.... They're really beautiful.
    Wondering what the movements are and whether some of them are considered better (aside of course from UG tri-compax).
    Also --whoever has any, will you show us your watches?

    Thanks and best regards,
    S
     
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  2. Giff2577 Quick with the tools! May 30, 2016

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    Here are my triple dates. They don't fill all of your requirements but they are still fun.
    Zodiac triple date moon phase caliber 74. Automatic.
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    Wakmann triple date chronograph Valjoux caliber 72c (edit cal 730). Manual image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  3. Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. May 30, 2016

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    I've recently fallen for vintage TDMs too. Movement-wise I'm after a self-winding Felsa Bidynator cal. 693. They came in several jewel counts from 17 through 25. They can be found in several brands but I gravitate toward the Breitlings and the Vulcains, though the Breitlings seem to be pricey.

    I recently bought this Hyde Park manual TDM for my mom. I don't know much about it but I love the numerals.
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  4. igatomic May 30, 2016

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    IIRC my watch, similar size, can't remember the company, came with Felsa 693 bidynator movements, and the wakmann pictured is a valjoux 730? The Gigandet came with the true 72c, with the Wakmann dialed watches coming with the 730 variant coming later in the 60's or so.
     
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  5. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 30, 2016

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    Ok the JLC is two years old and not a chrono but I love the moon phase complication in a classic triple date. Plus my beloved tri's. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  6. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist May 30, 2016

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    Not a chrono, but... This Trematic TDMP was sometimes branded "Keystone." Most of the examples on the market are NOS or nearly so. I don't know if these watches were ever marketed... I suspect someone came across a cache of unsold watches in a warehouse somewhere. Stainless steel, 37mm. Felsa Bidynator cal 693. Can sometimes be had around $500.
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  7. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 30, 2016

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    Very very nice!
     
  8. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist May 30, 2016

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    Ref. 22536, cal 287, 37mm.
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  9. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist May 30, 2016

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    Ref 881101/02, cal 281, 36mm.
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  10. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist May 30, 2016

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    Cal 3019 PHF's
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    ...and a movement shot:
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  11. littlesheep81 May 31, 2016

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    Beautiful and awesome... Exactly the kind of non name branded watch that makes me love collecting... :)
     
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  12. Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids May 31, 2016

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    Jaeger Lecoultre made some of the best moonphases during the 1940's-1950's. Second picture is not a moonphase - but there was a moonphase version of it.
     
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  13. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 31, 2016

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    Dibs!
     
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  14. micampe May 31, 2016

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    I’m surprised we haven’s seen a single Cosmic Moonphase yet.
     
  15. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept May 31, 2016

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    Oh wow, gents your watches are just fantastic -- every single one of them.
    THANKS for sharing them !

    And somehow I didn't get any alerts you posted so this is like a surprise bonanza!!
    Boy, those Zodiac, Tri-compaxes, the LeCoultre.... and what's so nice is that the lesser known brands are just as beguiling.
    That "trematic" is just spotless!

    Wondering whether they're a blessing or a curse....

    Edit - I'll add this one I found on Ebay and which I really like but too much budgetwise.
    (plus it has no shock protection, enough with that....)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/381648616440?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:ITPurchases made through these links may earn this site a commission from the eBay Partner Network
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  16. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches May 31, 2016

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    Gotta be a blessing. If they get out of adjustment then ...

    ... well it'd be worth it to keep an example or two in good order.
     
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  17. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept May 31, 2016

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    Dibs too !:)
     
  18. aap Jun 1, 2016

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    The only triple date watch in my collection:
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  19. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Jun 1, 2016

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    I sure wouldn't mind having "only" that !!
     
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  20. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jun 1, 2016

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    UG is not for the faint of heart anymore. Expensive to buy and repair. But.....just look at that dial........
     
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