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What do you make of this Uni Compax 224105

  1. bgrisso

    bgrisso Dec 20, 2019

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    I am confused by this watch on several levels....

    1) I'm not familiar with the reference, it's Spillman esque but different ?
    2) the case has no serial, I don't think I've ever seen this before, but the interior caseback stamping looks OK ?
    3) I wouldn't expect a Uni Compax to pair with a cal 386 ?

    Any thoughts? Is this some kind of franken ?
     
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  2. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Dec 21, 2019

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    Page 202 of Sala has a Uni-Compax with a 386 but I'd be interested in the opinions of others as I think the A in Universal is a bit pointy and I think could be a redial.
     
    Edited Dec 21, 2019
  3. Diabolik

    Diabolik Dec 21, 2019

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    I have seen a 224106 which is very similar, but not a 224105. Dial is original, a little aged but acceptable. I don't believe that dial started life in that case and movement combination. I don't see a serial number on case back which is unusual (usually when watch parts are provided to other manufacturers by UG) and the exceptionally clean 386 caliber is quite unusual. Clues that is is some sort of marriage are the movement retaining screws that hardly touch the case (the caliber 285 would be a much better fit as it has a different base plate which would accomodate a movement ring/spacer).

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    The above are a give away. Needs a little research but agree that it has been put together.
     
    Edited Dec 21, 2019
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  4. bgrisso

    bgrisso Dec 21, 2019

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    Thanks D, my thoughts as well. I think the dial is orig but not to this case. It's still an interesting combination. The near nos 386 is quite valuable. The original case pushers are included as well, and the whole thing is just under $2500, which I think is quite reasonable really, if someone doesn't mind the likely non factory configuration.
     
  5. Kapka

    Kapka Dec 21, 2019

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    There is another one Unicompax for sale on the forum :D..