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Universal Genève Vintage Universal Geneve “Eric Clapton” Tri-Compax

$24,500

+ $29 shipping to United States of America

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Availability Available now
Expected delivery Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 5, 2020
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Reviews: 34
This dealer is from Sunny Isles Beach, United States of America.
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Listing number 7RJIN0
Reference number 881101/01
Brand Universal Genève
Model Compax
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year 1960 (Approximation)
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Florida, Sunny Isles Beach

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber UG Cal. 281

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 36 mm
Dial White

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Steel

Description

The 1960s Universal Geneve Tri-Compax with acrylic tachymeter bezel needs no introduction. It’s been revered for its perfectly proportioned dial, chunky, pragmatic chronograph pushers, and overall sports-driven design. After a simple glance at this UG, you’ll get all the hype. And it’s no surprise these seem to grow in price by the day. This model, dubbed the “Eric Clapton” Tri-Compax was famously worn by the musician in the 1960-1970s.

The example offered today is in excellent vintage condition. The case on this example appears unpolished, with some wear, and the serial and reference numbers are still visible on the outside of the caseback; the caseback also has a light engraving of a former owner’s initials. The dial is in great condition, with no chips, scratches, pitting, or spotting. Further, the original tritium lume is still present on both dial and hands, aged uniformly to a yellow color. The tachy bezel has virtually no wear, as most of these are completely destroyed. And finally, the watch retains its original “U”-signed plastic crystal, a nice detail appreciated by collectors.

Finally, this watch comes on its original UG Gay Freres double-grain beads of rice bracelet, dated 1-68, and is in great shape.

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Menta Watches

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Trusted Seller since 2015
37 watches listed
Number of recommendations from other Chrono24 dealers: 1
Number of watches sold via Trusted Checkout: 55

5.0 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 34

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 4.9 Item description
 5.0 Communication
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