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    Show your bi-compax!



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    Eddie's early version Prs5, only 170 released according to the man himself.

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    Technically, these watches are uni-compax. Other variations are compax (three subdials) and tri-compax (four subdials).

    Just saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Technically, these watches are uni-compax. Other variations are compax (three subdials) and tri-compax (four subdials).

    Just saying...
    Isn’t it the number of complications, so chronograph with date is bi-compax?

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    My Uni/Bi Compax thing doing it’s thing outside Lidl, oh the glamour....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Isn’t it the number of complications, so chronograph with date is bi-compax?
    There's no such thing as bi-compax in the classic compax terminology. Yes, I've seen definitions that simply refer to complications but so for as I'm concerned correct use of the terms should be in respect of subdials.

    Some may argue with me, but take this as an example - a tri-compax. Four subdials but there are eight complications in total (in fact, one of the subdials has two complications). It's a tri-compax because it has four subdials.

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    Show your bi-compax!

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    There's no such thing as bi-compax in the classic compax terminology. Yes, I've seen definitions that simply refer to complications but correct use of the terms should always refer to complications provided by/within a sub-dial.

    For example, here's a tri-compax. Four subdials plus additional complications that are ignored for these purposes.
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    Interesting, though presumably a bi-compax could be dreamed up that fitted your definition.

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    I think the correct term is two register.

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    I do love a vintage two register.

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    Universal Geneve Compur.

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    All original UFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Interesting, though presumably a bi-compax could be dreamed up that fitted your definition.
    I've actually amended the view expressed in my earlier post for clarity (sorry). Yes, you can dream up anything you like, I was just referring to the classic (i.e. UG's own) nomenclature.

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    Glycine two reg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Universal Geneve Compur.

    Very nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Universal Geneve Compur.

    Beautiful!

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    My Heuer 1550 SG is the only one I have. The UG and Prs5 ^^^ look great.

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    Hamilton Intra-matic


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    Two registers, bi-compax, or something...








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    It seems I'm a sucker for a two register chrono!





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    Should wear this more, never wear it but have hung onto it, 18KT Rose, seem to have a thing for Rose currently & 38mm perfect size!

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    Hamilton and CWC are my two

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    Panerai PAM654. I tend to prefer no complications (excepting my Equation of Time) but this one just looks so right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASW1 View Post
    Panerai PAM654. I tend to prefer no complications (excepting my Equation of Time) but this one just looks so right.

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    That is a great looking watch

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    This - whatever it is - is in my current collection



    Had this one briefly


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    Got a few 2 subdial chronos
























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    Quote Originally Posted by 11erv View Post
    Two registers, bi-compax, or something...







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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    Got a few 2 subdial chronos
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    Mine all look the same
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    Uni-compax in a technical sense


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