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    Help - Universal Geneve Compax, identify.

    Hey all,

    Take a look at this Universal Geneve Compax, 18k solid gold (stamped case back), pictured below.

    The watch is off to a watch maker to get a quote for a full service/overhaul. The watch is running at the moment, but it definitely needs a service.

    I'm told everything is original, never polished/replaced. One owner before the current owner. I don't have any particular concern in mind, but I don't have an educated eye for UG watches - I don't know what to look for. Can someone help me identify the movement and if the rest of the watch looks original to you? The 12 marker is the only thing that stands out to me as unusual.

    Thanks!


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    Horrible redial. Return it ASAP!
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    Re: Help - Universal Geneve Compax, identify.

    Really, you're absolutely sure? What gives it away? Do you have an example of a legit dial to compare?

    I haven't bought it, by the way.
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    Are you kidding? Look at the sloppy font. Look at how lopsided the word "COMPAX" is. I'm on a plane about to take off so I can't comment further, but use your eyes. This is a really really bad dial. Run, don't walk.
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    The seconds subdial is a total joke.
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    Re: Help - Universal Geneve Compax, identify.

    Now that you point that out I concur. Thanks, Dan
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    Re: Help - Universal Geneve Compax, identify.

    Mine sends its regards. You can refer to the Universal Geneve catalog via the following link: Universal Geneve
    It provides some history, photos of different models, etc.

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    So happy you didn't buy it. What a liar the seller is.
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    Re: Help - Universal Geneve Compax, identify.

    He may have been ignorant of the fact it was re-dialed. But nevertheless, glad I asked here first. Thanks all
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    In my opinion, if the seller is ignorant then he shouldn't make wild claims about how the watch is totally original.
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