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    Universal Geneve Compax

    Hi, I'm new here. From the Netherlands and I have a question.
    I inherited a Compax and I noticed a double 45 on the small secondsdial.
    Does this influence the value of the watch?
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Universal Geneve Compax

    I can't find a dial exactly like yours; however, it's not uncommon for UG dials to have two 45s. Here is a reference from the UG archives. There are two "45" markings, although in a slightly different place than on your dial. Pietro Sala's book shows several dials like the one in this photo, e.g. see pages 253, 265, etc. I've added a photo from page 253 that shows one of his watches and also an old advertisement.

    Both of these images are from Pietro Sala's book: http://www.librouniversal.it/index.html

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    Re: Universal Geneve Compax

    Yeah, it's not a misprint. One 45 is for the minute hand and one is for the small seconds hand. I'd be okay with it.

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    Thnx now youhave cleared this "problem"...
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    Re: Universal Geneve Compax

    looks nice
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    Re: Universal Geneve Compax

    This is a nice chronograph by the way. I think it should be a jumbo model that is 37mm in diameter. It's a very desirable watch and a great inheritance. And the condition looks very nice. Congratulations.
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    Re: Universal Geneve Compax

    37mm indeed... what could be an estimate on this watch?
    thnx in advance

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    Re: Universal Geneve Compax

    Quote Originally Posted by Windharp View Post
    37mm indeed... what could be an estimate on this watch?
    thnx in advance
    I couldn't begin to tell you without much better photos of the watch inside-and-out. For example, there appears to be a fair amount of pitting on the case, which raises concerns about water damage.
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    Universal Geneve Compax

    We don’t discuss values of watches. This is not a free estimation service. Please read the rules

    Or don’t, in which case I will close the thread.

    As above, more photos will assist in telling you more about the watch which will assist you in determining your own estimation of value.


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    I'm sorry got carried away.
    Won't happen again.

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