1175 Buford Highway. Suite 120
Suwanee, Georgia. 30024
www.goldsmithworks.com
770.831.1257 - 1.800.438.6894

Date/Report Number …..09-29-015-981 RK Item:  Genuine STAINLESS STEEL UNIVERSAL GENEVE   MICRO ROTOR POLE ROUTER SUB [TRIDENT] DIVER- BEZEL -INSERT -DATE johnnypopup (741)
IMG_5443.JPG (116019 bytes) 11-A-EXPLAINING-THE-MICRO-ROTOR.jpg (140290 bytes)

POLEROUTER-REPAIR-1.jpg (59217 bytes)

JJJMG_6598.jpg (107717 bytes)
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

THIS SUB/TRIDENT VERSION IS PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE MODELS THAT UNIVERSAL GENEVE PRODUCED IN THE SPORTS MODEL VENUE.

AS FAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED THIS MODEL AND PARTICULAR COMPLETED INDIVIDUAL SPECIMEN BEING COMPLETE AND ORIGINAL IS VALUED AT  2800.00 USD.   WE ARE HONEST AND FAIR AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT WITH OVER 22000 KEYSTONE APPRAISALS SINCE 1992. WE ARE AWARE 2800.00 MEANS A HIGH LEVEL OF PERFECTION OR RARITY OF FORM. BUT THE MECHANICS AND ORIGINALITY OF THE TOTALITY OF THE RARE PARTS ARE ALSO CONSIDERED. HARDLY DO WE ADJUST OUR COMMENT AS WE ARE DOING HERE OR INVEST THE TIME AND WRITE MORE THANTWO AVERAGE PARAGRAPHS. ... BUT PERHAPS WE ARE DOING SO TO DEMONSTRATE WHY WE ARE GOING TO IMPROVE UPON OUR APPRAISAL QUOTE.

A RESTORATION EXPERT WHO WOULD DISAGREE WITH OUR APPRAISAL WOULD NOT TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION  THE TOTAL ORIGINAL RESTORATION AND OVERHAUL THAT ONE DOES NOT VIEW WHEN INVESTING.

NOR THE DIFFICULTY OF UTILIZING GENUINE ORIGINAL NOS ERA PARTS AND NOT SUBSTITUTES.

TO KEEP FROM THE RESTORATION OF THE DIAL OR HANDS AND THEN UTILIZING TRICKERY TO MAKE THEM SEEM ORIGINAL OUTSIDE OF A SILICONE BATH.

WE MUST ALSO INFORM THOSE WHOM MAY INSURE THIS RARE TIME PIECE THAT WITH IN SEVERAL WEEKS  OF THE OFFER AND INVESTMENT IN THIS TIME PIECE SEVERAL WERE OFFERED AND SOLD ON EBAY WE WERE AWARE OF "OUT THE DRAWER"   WITH NO CLEANING, NO SERVICE, ALL LOOKING THUS AND W/O ANY GUARANTEE OR 1 YEAR WARRANTY [AS THIS ONE HAS] . ALL WERE "WELL INTO WEAR". AND NONE BOASTED HAVING VISITED A "WATCH DOCTOR".

YET ALL THREE WERE OFFERED AND PURCHASED IN/AT THE $1700.00 MARK ON ON EBAY. AGAIN,  W/O WARRANTY OR INSPECTION SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE THIS VERY MODEL WAS SOLD. 

IT DOES NOT TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO CONCLUDE. IF THE RESTORATION OF THIS UNIVERSAL GENEVE POLEROUTER WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY ROCK SCARFONE OF GOLDSMITHWORKS , WHOM HAS 150,000 IMAGES OF HIS ACTUAL WATCH RESTORATIONS ONLINE.-- AND AN ALL INCLUSIVE ONE YEAR WARRANTY WAS INCLUDED , COVERING EVERY THING BUT: THEFT, WATER, DROPAGE, BREAKAGE, ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE COVERAGE. THAT THESE FACTS MUST MEAN THAT THE WORK WAS PRECISE.

THUS, WHAT ONE CALLS "MINT OUT OF THE BOX" CONDITION IS A RARITY. YET CONDITION OF THIS TIME  PIECE, PLUS THE WORKS, PARTS, THE FACT OF IT'S NORMAL AND NOT EXTRAORDINARY [LIKE MAKING A NEW CASE !!!] MECHANICAL WORKS AND EFFORTS,  TIME PIECE CONDITION, KEY FIRST CLASS MOVEMENT OVERHAUL THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED HAD UNIVERSAL OVERHAULED THIS TIME PIECE IN 1960:  MAIN SPRING, BALANCE WORK, HAIRSPRING AND IMPORTANT UPGRADES TO PARTS THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CHANGED IF SERVICED BY THE WATCH MAKER SEEKING TO PROFIT RATHER THAN PROLONG THE LIFE OF THIS BEAUTY.. LEAVES US WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO OFFER A FAIR KEYSTONE VALUE OF 2000.00.

INSURED VALUE:  2000.00
W/O A STRAP/BAND/BRACELET


NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD CAPS. OUR APPRAISER IS VIETNAM VET WITH EYE CONDITION

Reports are supplied at the request of the customer and it is for the customer's exclusive use. Reports express an opinion of the time of the examination of the jewelry. This report is for customers use only for the following two purposes, indicating estimated retail replacement value to obtain insurance coverage, or for the purpose of providing geological information. GoldSmith Works does not guarantee that the appraisal valuation will result in a sale at the price. Estimated retail replacement value is arrived after analyses of what the approximate high retail cash asking price is for labor, materials, and design. These prices may be substantially higher than actual transaction or warranty with regards to any item described in the report, since jewelry grading is not an exact science, this  report represent the best opinion of the company. GoldSmith Works is in no case responsible for differences that occur by repeated grading by other experts in the field and/or use of other standards, norms, methods or criteria other than those used by GoldSmith Works. GoldSmith Works is expressly held harmless by customers including, but with out limitation for any claims or actions that may arise out of negligence in connection with the preparation of this laboratory report, or actions based upon the customer's use of the report. The information on the carat weight, clarity grade, color grade on the report is approximate due to the limitations in jewelry grading. The item was tested, graded, and examined under 10x magnification using the techniques and equipment available to GoldSmith Works, including fully corrected triplet loupe, binocular microscope, master color comparison guides, diamond color comparison tools, electronic carat balance, non-contact optical measuring device, and ancillary instruments necessary at the time of Examination.


-

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLE ROUTER SUB DIVE

TRIDENT VERSION


LLLLof IMG_5442.jpg (34208 bytes)
35 X 42
*****************

Genuine
STAINLESS STEEL
UNIVERSAL GENEVE
MICRO ROTOR
POLE ROUTER
SUB [TRIDENT] DIVER
BEZEL & INSERT
DATE

ALL ORIGINAL
ACCEPT STRAP 
Restored - Serviced

THE BURAN MICRO ROTOR

RARE COLLECTORS MASTERPIECE:

A Serviced , Running 1958 Hamilton
Masterpiece Thin-O-Matic MicroRotor Automatic
w/Gold Filled One Piece Case, Two Piece Stem
THINOMATIC

“Micro-rotor movements are aesthetically pleasing and Buren was the first company to introduce them.

BURIN succeeded in making a very thin, very accurate automatic movement by employing revolutionary mechanisms that functioned reasonably well in a variety of different levels of execution and elaboration, IT BEING THE MICRO ROTOR>>>>>>

 
THE MICRO ROTOR IS THE SMALL ROTOR WITH 1/2 ROTOR
THIS ROTOR TURNED WITH MOVEMENT WINDINGMAIN SPRING
YOU WILL NOTE THAT IT IS LEVEL WITH BRIDGES. NOT LIKE THE LARGE 360 ROTOR THAT REQUIRED MOUNTING ON TOP
AND A THICKER CASE/CASE BACK .

THIS Buren powered Thin-O-Matic mades for an interesting, RARE horological significant addition to any watch collection.” The first ever micro-rotor automatic watch movement was patented by Uhrenfabrik Büren A.G in the mid 50s.

Their “planetary rotor” automatic movement was released in 1957 in the “Super Slender” line, it was one of the flattest automatics of its time. It and it’s derivatives competed with the Universal Geneva micro-rotor for thinnest automatic in the world for many years.

THEN CAME UNIVERSAL GENEVA POLEROUTER

sas-logo.gif (5102 bytes)

A shortcut by some thousand kilometers from Europe to California (USA) was implemented by the airline SAS (Scandinavian Airline System). These new routes were over the North Pole. UNIVERSAL GENEVE Provided the crews with automatic precision wrist-watches that were resistent against the strong magnetic field of the polar region. tHEY WERE TITLED THE "POLEROUTER/POLAROUTER"  FOR THE FLIGHTS ACROSS THE NORTH POLE...

sas-advertisement2.jpg (8059 bytes)

On the 15th November 1954 at 19:18 local time the "Helge Viking" (OY-KMI) took off in Copenhagen for the first commercial flight over the North Pole (flight number SK 931). Final destination was Los Angeles (USA). along with offical crew watches, titled the Universal Geneve Pole Router /POLAROUTER signifying the flight ROUTE over the NORTH POLE.

microtor-model.jpg (8608 bytes)

A Polerouter had always the status of a high-quality luxurious watch. In the late 1950's a steel Polerouter costs as much as a Rolex Explorer. A Polerouter Date in 18 k gold with a gold bracelet had nearly the same price as a Volkswagen Beetle.

sas-advertisement14.jpg (6245 bytes)sas-advertisement9.jpg (6529 bytes)

In 1957 SAS inaugurated the transpolar service Copenhagen- Anchorage -Tokyo with the new Boeing DC-7 C. The flying time was reduced from 52 to 32 hours. By tying together the southern route and the polar route, SAS had earned the right to put "First over the pole and around the world" over the door on its DC-7 C's.

But a new era was coming closer - the jet age. Very quickly the new jets like the SE-210 Caravelle and the Douglas DC-8-33 replaced the older propeller machines....

advertisement7.jpg (5582 bytes)advertisement3.jpg (5765 bytes)sas-advertisement12.jpg (6880 bytes)sas-advertisement20.jpg (7085 bytes)

 

index.jpg (2308 bytes)

 

ULLtled.jpg (44723 bytes)

Polerouteradds.jpg (90437 bytes)

 

MG_5463.jpg (51704 bytes)

 

IMG_5437.JPG (163617 bytes)

THIS POLEROUTER ON LOWER LEFT

IMG_5438.JPG (122093 bytes)

THIS SUB/TRIDENT VERSION IS THE MOST VALUABLE AS FAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED THIS ONE BEING COMPLETE AND ORIGINL VALUE IF 2800.00. THEREMAY BE SOME APPRAISERSTHAT STATELESS. BUT UN-TOTAL RESTOREOVERHAULS WITH ALL ORIGINAL NOS ERA PARTS NO RESTORE OF DIAL OR HANDS ARE 1700.00 OR MORE ON NBAY! IT DOES NOT TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO CONCLUDE THAT THE RESTORATION WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY ROCK SCARFONE WHOM HAD 150,000 IMAGES OF HIS RESTORATIONS ONLINE, NO ONE EVER HAD ANYTHING CLOSE TOTHAT.WE ARE NOT STATING IMAGES OF VINTAGEWATCHES, WE ARE STATING WATCHES THAT WEE RESTORED BY HIM. 

IMG_5439.JPG (122378 bytes)

ORIGINAL HANDS

IMG_5444.JPG (123433 bytes)

THIS VERSION HAS
POLEROUTER "SUB" WITH A trident THROUGH SUB

         IMG_5443.JPG (116019 bytes)

ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN

IMG_5441.JPG (144781 bytes)
EVERYTHING ORIGINAL ACCEPT THE STRAP

 IMG_5443.JPG (116019 bytes)

LOVE THE STRAP BUT WE HAVE 1000 STRAPS...

IMG_5444.JPG (123433 bytes)

CASE RESTORE IS AWESOME

IMG_5438.JPG (122093 bytes)

THE DIAL WAS NOT ILLUMINATED.
ONLY THE "DOT" IN BEZEL INSERT ABOVE 12
IF YOU WANT THE DIAL & HANDS ILLUMINATED LET US KNOW

IMG_5485.JPG (164063 bytes)

IMG_5444.JPG (123433 bytes)

 

ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN

IMG_5445.JPG (132386 bytes)