Universal Geneve Tri Compax Originality Help
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    Universal Geneve Tri Compax Originality Help

    Hi,
    I am looking to purchasing this Universal Geneve Tri Compax. I am looking for advice on if it looks all original as I am not familiar with this specific model. Thank you!
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    Re: Universal Geneve Tri Compax Originality Help

    Good morning, nice watch. Universal Geneve Tri-Compax from 1940s Cal.481, the movement look ok, some of the screws has been replaced with new ones, definitely was checked or repaired in the past, but look preserved in original condition. I am almost sure that the case and back cover came from another watch, or if the case is the original at least the lugs have been welded a part...very ugly lugs to be honest, the signed back cover from another Universal Geneve watch. All hands, dial, pushers and crown are original. Kind regards.

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    Re: Universal Geneve Tri Compax Originality Help

    The case is alright, there was a variation with such lugs and caseback is correct for the case
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    Re: Universal Geneve Tri Compax Originality Help

    I ain't a huge UG expert, so my comment is more of a question as well... shouldn't that case have a steel bezel? I think it could be a ref.22261, considering the rose gold lugs and steel case&case back, but the bezel should not be rose gold in that case. Also, if that was a ref.22261, the hour and minute hands are not correct and the dial usually have teardrop hour markers.
    Again, I'm just wondering, no bold statements here ahah

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    Re: Universal Geneve Tri Compax Originality Help

    Seems I could be wrong about caseback
    Found this ref: 22263 example https://catalog.antiquorum.swiss/en/...73-225?page=12
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    Re: Universal Geneve Tri Compax Originality Help

    Is it possible and likely that the bezel would be gold and the rest of the watch steel? i'm no expert but I've only seen uniformity in materials with these UG Compax watches from the 40's.

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    Re: Universal Geneve Tri Compax Originality Help

    Quote Originally Posted by cd1963 View Post
    Is it possible and likely that the bezel would be gold and the rest of the watch steel? i'm no expert but I've only seen uniformity in materials with these UG Compax watches from the 40's.
    As I mentioned above, ref.22261 actually IS a two materials case. It also has caseback, pushers and crown like the one in the OP
    https://www.highlifewatches.com/stor...ef._22261.html

    Another one:
    https://static1.squarespace.com/stat.../?format=1500w

    EDIT: being the caseback in the OP singed as ref.22263, I have even more doubts about that watch being correct.
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