Hi, I'm a new subscriber. I have a few vintage watches about which I am gathering
some information. I hope I can learn from the more experienced members and
eventually be able to share some new info.
This is my first example:
Believed to be a Universal Genève Compax chronograph. The brand letters
and "Compax" text are extremely faded but you can see them, specially when the
light is at an angle. It works well, including the chronograph buttons.
The reset button sometimes doesn't return the hands precisely to zero, but I guess
may be due to age? Also, it runs out of power before 24 hours (I wonder why), so
I wind it twice a day. Accuracy is good, far better than any lesser mechanical
watch I remember in my past.
At first I thought I might have a replica of some sort, but decided to
open the case and this is what I found.
Notice that you can't see the serial number in the movement. Can it be
somewhere else? I didn't dare going farther disassembling the watch myself and I
haven't looked for a watch expert yet.
This is the case cover. It has some numbers on it but I have read that these are not
of much use.
Well, what do you think? Have you seen a black-dial Compax?