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Date/Report Number …..09-29-015-981 RK Item:  STEEL UNIVERSAL GENEVE SUPER DATE MICR ROTOR OVERHAUILED NOS PARTS
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Genuine FULLY RESTORED.  STAINLESS STEEL UNIVERSAL GENEVE  STAINLESS STEEL
MICRO ROTOR POLE ROUTER DATER ALL ORIGINAL
ACCEPT THE BRACELET   Restored - Serviced SELF WINDING
[MICRO AUTOMATIC]

 

INSURED VALUE:  850.00



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Genuine
STAINLESS STEEL
UNIVERSAL GENEVE
STAINLESS STEEL
MICRO ROTOR
POLE ROUTER
DATER

ALL ORIGINAL
ACCEPT THE BRACELET 
Restored - Serviced

SELF WINDING
[MICRO AUTOMATIC]

THINOMATIC

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

BUREN 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 WINDING MAIN 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

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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 c
rews with automatic precision wrist-watches that were resistant against the strong magnetic field of
the polar region. they WERE TITLED THE "POLEROUTER/POLAROUTER"  FOR THE FLIGHTS ACROSS THE NORTH POLE...

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On the 15th November 1954 at 19:18 local time the "Helge Viking" (OY-KMI) took off in Copenhagen for the first commercial flight o
ver 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.

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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.

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In 1957 SAS inaugurated the transpolar service Copenhagen- Anchorage -Tokyo with the new Boeing DC-7 C. The flying time w
as 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 li
the SE-210 Caravelle and the Douglas DC-8-33 replaced the older propeller machines....

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Universal Genève SA is a Swiss luxury watch company, founded in 1894 as "Universal
Watch". Since its beginnings, the company has produced complete watches with in-house movements,

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ORIGINAL HANDS

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ORIGINAL CROWN

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ORIGINAL CRYSTAL W/CYCLOPS OVER DATE WINDOW
AGAIN, NOTE THE DESIGN. SLIGHTLY HIGHER TOWARDS THE CROWN
MEANS ORIGINAL

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SIGNED CROWN

 

 

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UNIVERSAL GENEVE
POLEROUTER SUPER
AUTOMATIC

ALL ORIGINAL
SIGNED
4X
INCL:
CROWN & BRACELET

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UNIVERSAL GENEVE


POLEROUTER SUPER


AUTOMATIC

ALL ORIGINAL
SIGNED
4X
INCL:
CROWN & BRACELET

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WE BEGIN WITH A PRETTY MUCH SCARRED POLEROUTER   1-69
LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE HAS BEEN ACTIVE WITH SHARP TWEEZERS
LOTS OF SCRATCHING. THE BABY WINDS BUT WILL NOT RUN.
BALANCE LOOKS GOOD. HAIR SPRING COILED RIGHT BUT BUNCHING UP.
WE WILL NOT REMOVE FROM CASE YET. WE WILL PERFORM
OUR EXAMINATION WITH WATCH MOVEMENT IN CASE
WHEN WE FIGURE THE PROBLEM & INFORM THE PATRON
OF COSTS, WE WILL THEN TOTALLY REMOVE AND TEAR DOWN

SO WE FIRST REMOVE THE BALANCE
NOTE DO NOT PERFORM THESE CHECKS AND REPAIRS UNLESS
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. YOU CAN BREAK A STAFF PIVOT OR
SCREW UP THE HAIRSPRING PRETTY FAST

WE HAVE CHECKED THE MICRO-ROTOR. PRETTY SIMPLE TEST AND VIEW
PROVES IT IS WINDING MAINSPRING. THESE ARE NOT COMPLICATED.
THEY HAVE A FEW PARTS THAT CAN BE CHECKED VISUALLY

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ONE SCREW AND A PERFECT GENTLE TWEEZERS GRAB AND SHE LIFTS UP AND OUT

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IN TO THE HAIR SPRING CLEANER GOES THE BALANCE COMPLETE
ONE SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT THE TOP INCABLOC WITH JEWEL
SHOULD BE OILED AFTER SHE DRIES. BETTER NOW THEN AFTER
YOU REPLACE IT AND HAVE TO LIFT THE BRASS SPRING RETAINER AND JEWEL


THESE SMALL GLASS “DISHES” WITH ROUGH OUTER EDGES
HAVE TOPS THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE CLEANER TO EVAPORATE.
THEY COME FROM CHINA AND ARE ON EBAY
LET ME SAY THAT THEY ARE FANTASTIC

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HERE BALANCE COMPLETE WITH BALANCE COCK
IS DRIED AND TOP PIVOT JEWEL OILED

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SHE IS READY TO TEST

NOW, WITH MAIN WOUND UP
WE MANUALLY MOVE THE PALLET FORK
BACK AND FORTH WHILE VIEWING THE WHEELS
AND ESCAPEMENT WHEEL 
NO MOVEMENT AT ALL

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WE NOW WILL REMOVE THE PALLET FORK

FIRST WE RELEASE MAINSPRING PRESSURES

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ABOVE YOU WILL SEE THE RELEASE FOR THE
MAIN SPRING AND BY PUSHING THE CATCH SPRING
WILL UNWIND NEVER EVER REMOVE A BRIDGE WHILE
PRESSURE REMAINS ON  MAINSPRING
YOU WILL HEAR IT UNWIND

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WE NOW REMOVE THE TWO SCREWS
FOR THE PALLET FORK BRIDGE
LIFT IT OUT
THEN THE FORK

WE NOW WIND THE MAIN SPRING GENTLY AND SEE IF THE DRIVE
TRAIN WILL SPIN THE HANDS FREELY. IT DOES NOTHING

WE WILL NOW REMOVE MAIN SPRING

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THIS UNIVERSAL 1-69 FEATURES A DETACHED MANUAL WIND MECHANISM
SO WE ONCE AGAIN REMOVE PRESSURE FROM MAINSPRING

WE REMOVE CROWN WHEEL SCREW

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NOW LIFT WE OFF THE WHEEL RIDER REVEALING CROWN WHEEL

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REMOVE CROWN WHEEL AND BUSHING

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WE NOW MOVE TO REMOVE THE BRIDGE

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WE REMOVE 1ST BRIDGE SCREW

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WE REMOVE 2ND BRIDGE SCREW

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BE SURE YOU PLACE PARTS IN CONTAINERS

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SCREW BUSHING CROWN WHEEL RIDER

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SEE THE INDENTION? THAT IS WHERE YOU PRESS TO REMOVE
PRESSURE BY UNWINDING THE MAINSPRING

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ABOVE IS A PIC OF THE SPRING LEVER THAT HOLDS
THE RATCHET WHEEL WHEN WINDING
AND THE SAME ITEM HAT YOU PUSH
TO RELEASE THE PRESSURE

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BEFORE WE CONTINUE, LET ME OFFER THIS PICTURE
EXPLANATION OF THE MICRO ROTOR

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AND THE CLEAR PIC ABOVE TO REFERENCE TO

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AS WE WERE REMOVING THE MAINSPRING BARREL
WITH MAINSPRING AND THE TWO ATTACHED
RATCHET WHEELS
WE DISCOVERED A FEW PROBLEMS

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RATCHET WHEELS REMOVED READY TO OPEN BARREL

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A SORRY MAIN SPRING

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PARTS READY TO CLEAN AND REINSTALL

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AFTER MAKING FIXES, REPLACING A FEW PARTS
ADJUSTING THE MICRO ROTOR WE WOUND IT LIGHTLY AND
THE DRIVE TRAIN TOOK OFF WHIZZING ALONG
TIME TO RE-PLACE THE PALLET FORK AND BALANCE

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RATHER THAN REMOVING PRESSURE FROM MAIN
WE USED RODICO TO STOP THE TRAIN

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READY TO INSTALL FORK & BALANCE

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REINSTALLED

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BALANCE RUNNING
MANUAL WINDING
AND
AUTOWINDING