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Oh boy . . . T-minus 24 hours.

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UG Compax peeking out from beneath the layers on a frickin' frosty Friday.


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That's a great watch, Roger. Here's its chronometer cousin saying hello... smile.gif



Universal used this style of faceted markers in the 1940s, as can be seen in some vintage compax, along with this blued steel hand with the spear counterweight. The bombe lugs were first made a brand feature by Universal in the early 50s with the Polerouter (Universal was the first watch house that Genta designed for) although of course they existed before. Nowadays Omega is probably the brand most well known for bombe lugs but it didn't feature with them until the late 50s/early 60s, which coincidentally was when Genta was working for Omega. Thanks again for sharing, Roger smile.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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I seriously have no self control, and you are such an enabler! Lol Stay tuned . . .
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Gents I picked up this Art Deco watch at an antique shop on the weekend. It's a manual Incablock from the Marvin Watch Co of Switzerland.

I haven't been able to find out much about this company. Does anybody know much about the watches that they were making a that time?

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Received a couple watch straps -- British racing green and burgundy -- from Hughes just now. Very pleased with the commissions. Hides are top-notch and hand stitches are neat.

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Alpyigit: I really like that - love the feuille hands and the contrast of blueing and rose gold.  The quirky Arabic numbers make it kind of friendly too.  That's real charisma. 

 

BBSC: Straps look very nice, congrats.  Watches are even nicer ;)

 

 

On a complete tangent, here's something that made me smile, and that Frilly and Stitch will recognise as a representation of my deepest inner nature.

 

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In the mean time, here's a great rear end to get us back on track. Sorry for the diversion.  Thank you.

 

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Chuckie, that UG Chronometer is gorgeous - thanks for posting. I'm a sucker for dauphine hands.
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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post

Another GP from the collection. The photo is not great but chose to post because it captures the blue hands nicely.. Time to time, I get a bug for certain brands, go on a buying spree and then work hard to rebalance the collection. 3 GPs in 6 months is a bit much but like them all.. (Yeah they are a pain in the secondary market!)

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I really like their watches a lot, particularly the their 1966 collection pieces such as yours.  However, as you have noted, the secondary market on them is very tough, so I've been hesitant to pick up a GP.  Fantastic looking watch, enjoy it!

 

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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Gents I picked up this Art Deco watch at an antique shop on the weekend. It's a manual Incablock from the Marvin Watch Co of Switzerland.

I haven't been able to find out much about this company. Does anybody know much about the watches that they were making a that time?

I have lots of watch books/reference materials at home, but I've never heard of that brand.  Your best bet is to search the net and see what you can find out about that watch/brand.  Good luck. 

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bboys - very nice straps, very nice watches.
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Loving the TWAT lately.  The PAM on brown croc is lovely.  The GP above has interesting contrast the just draws you in.  TC with his 24hrs comment making our mouths water.  

 

My time crunch has been less on watches and more on buying/selling houses lately.  Spending similar amount of time looking at the nuances and quirks of each house and which one I want to sink my hard earned pennies into.  The other option is a cardboard box and a PP!!!

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^^^^ LOL how many guys are thinking, "If I only had a nickel for every time I've clicked a link like that...." ^^^


alpyigit, that's a lovely GP


California Dreamer, that's an interesting tank-style watch....can't say that I'm familiar with Marvin, though.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Loving the TWAT lately.  The PAM on brown croc is lovely.  The GP above has interesting contrast the just draws you in.  TC with his 24hrs comment making our mouths water.  

My time crunch has been less on watches and more on buying/selling houses lately.  Spending similar amount of time looking at the nuances and quirks of each house and which one I want to sink my hard earned pennies into.  The other option is a cardboard box and a PP!!!

Thanks re the Pam

Ps live under a bridge and have a pp for both wrists


alpy, great GP I like the blue
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

bboys - very nice straps, very nice watches.

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Boom! Found a new 15400 in San Antonio and drove over today to pick it up.

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