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post #38491 of 38493
Kind of appears to be like this Triple Disc, but some details are different.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/201036362082?cmd=VIDESC
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^Thanks for that, Moo.

 

The two watches do indeed look very similar.

 

The auction you linked to was by the same seller as the auction that I'm looking at. I don't know whether that's reason for concern, or not.

 

I also noticed that the UN watches look very, very similar to a vintage watch from the 1940s called the "Harvel Date-o-Graph":

 

 

That may just be coincidence, or perhaps UN was making a similar watch under license (or vice versa), but the very, very close resemblance - down to the "BREVET+" writing between the 31 and the 1 on the outer dial - does give me further pause and does make me more suspicious that it could be a frankenwatch with a refinished dial that has had "Ulysse Nardin" inscribed on it instead of the far less well known "Harvel". Hmmm...

post #38493 of 38493

Well, at the risk of sounding both obsessive and boring, I found another very similar watch by a defunct brand called Election Grand Prix or something similar.

 

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The movements look very similar.

 

Election movement:

 

 

Ulysse Nardin movement:

 

 

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Thoughts?

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