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Up for sale here is a watch I need to get rid of before I get too much of a chance to become attached to it. It's a 1961-62 Universal Geneve Compax Chronograph with what I believe is the most beautiful case they ever came in. It has the rolled lugs which give the watch a great, three dimensional feel. This has a just serviced Universal Cal. 281 movement which is running beautifully with all functions performing flawlessly. I bought this watch in somewhat poor condition and had it lovingly and sympathetically restored by Blake Scott of Scotch Watch who is the true authority of vintage UG. This watch got a complete disassembly and cleaning followed by a careful restoration with originality in mind. The movement received a couple of screws and the watch got a brand new period correct crown directly from UG. The tiny amount of lume in the hands was redone as the original lume was black and falling out. The original, silver dial with an awesome vertical grain was carefully cleaned. The watch also got all new gaskets, a new high dome crystal, and was timed and adjusted. It appears that the case has only ever been very lightly polished if at all. The case-back is engraved with the name of the only owner other than myself and if that were to bother anyone a new case-back can be bought through Blake. All details from service will be included for the buyer. This is an extremely rare UG and it is a ready to wear time capsule. I've put the watch on a brand new, beautiful, USA made alligator strap with a vintage-looking buckle. You will probably never see this reference for sale again and for it to be so recently serviced is a great deal. Please contact with interest by PM or email me at benjaminalowry((AT))gmailDOTcom. I'm looking for $3000US including PayPal and shipping! No trades unless you have a truly awesome vintage diver and I'd only trade down as I need some cash! Don't miss out!

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Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. I can assure any interested buyer that this piece is incredible looking in person and these pictures come nowhere near doing it justice.
 

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BUMP. Also in response to questions this thing is about 36mm across including the crown but it wears a bit bigger. Get in touch!
 

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I may have been a bit off on price... let's try a huge reduction to $3000 including PP and CONUS shipping. I'm also accepting offers and trade offers for vintage divers.
 
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