Since 1894, the fine Swiss firm Universal Geneve has produced very fine and collectible timekeeping instruments and is the company that popularized the idea of the modern chronograph wristwatch. Universal Geneve has produced a number of exceptional timers, including the very well-regarded Compax series.
Today's offering showcases one of these watches. Powered by it complicated, original "in-house"Universal Geneve caliber 285 movement, it is a display of precision that can be worn everyday.
Its average sized, attractive case presents beautifully on the wrist. The case back has been previously replaced with a perfectly fitting replacement period steel Buame & Mercier back.
Its silver dial with outer speed tracking tachometer scale, used in racing, sporting, and aviation fields was restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like it freshly restored.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a brand new mineral glass crystal to give a clear view to the very edge of the dial. All chronograph functions work correctly - the chronograph resets to 12 very well - and it is keeping accurate time. Photos of the inside available upon request.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a full one-year international warranty, a Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to the watch's performance.
Since 1894, the fine Swiss firm Universal Geneve has produced very fine and collectible timekeeping instruments. The company that popularized the idea of the modern chronograph wristwatch, Universal Geneve has produced a number of exceptional timers, including the renowned Tri-Compax. The superior quality of their vintage offerings have earned them a place alongside those of Jaeger-LeCoultre and other of the world's fine watchmakers.
Manufacturer: Universal Geneve
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Year built: c. 1940's
Movement no.: 223,626
Case no.: 906
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Two-Register Chronograph, Subsidiary Seconds
Case material: Solid 18K gold with stainless steel back
Case condition: Better than near mint condition, The case back has been previously replaced with a perfectly fitting replacement period steel Buame & Mercier back.
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, gold Arabic indexes, outer tachometer graduation for measuring speeds without calculations, sunken auxiliary dials for the seconds and 45 minute registers, restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like it freshly restored.
Hands: Original gold "feuilles" with original blue steel lozenge chronograph hands
Movement type: High-grade, manually wound, signed Universal Geneve cal. 285, frosted gilt, "fausses cotes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Breguet coilover balance spring
Movement markings: Universal Geneve, Swiss, 285, 223,626
Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. Please inquire if you would like a slightly wider band installed. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 20mm
Crystal type: Mineral glass, new
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.