|Date/Report Number ..011113.FNT5HY.04 Item: 1945 UNIVERSAL GENEVE MILITARY|
|Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1944 - 1945 UNIVERSAL GENEVE MILITARY *RADIUM DIALED PINK
GOLD & STAINLESS STEEL SWEEPS SECONDS *RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT 32 X 39 MM W/O CROWN WITH HAVANA OSTRICH AND GOLD
PLATED STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE CONDITION MINT.
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1072.00
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1944 - 1945
MILITARY *RADIUM DIALED
32 X 39
GOLD PLATED STAINLESS STEEL
INSURANCE APPRAISAL 1072.00
(PLEASE ALLOW 14 TO 21 DAYS FOR LINK)
18.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!
25.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE
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Universal Genève 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 or Universal improved movements such as the Cal 285's.
Since its beginnings, Universal Genève SA has produced and distributed many notable and important timepieces. Along with neighboring Geneve companies Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Patek Philippe and Rolex, Universal has enjoyed international approval and high regard for it's style of craftsmanship, technology and manufacture.
In 1939, the Dutch Royal Family, patrons of Universal Geneve granted Universal a Royal Warrant to issue a military watch for the Nation's Army. Universal Genève designed a black, radium dialed, Military Chronograph for the Dutch Military.
A FEW UNIVERSAL RADIUM DIALS FROM WWII PERIOD
By the time the US entered WWII, Universal would have several Officer Grade [higher paygrade], military designed watches with the Cal 72, 263 and 267 movements either completed or well underway. These were marketed directly to Officers and Non Com Officers within the higher pay grade in the US and Europe.
THE ABOVE 1942 ADVERT FOR GRUEN SHOWS GRUEN
DESIGNED AND ADVERTISED EIGHT MODELS FOR 8 DIFFERENT
BRANCHES OF THE US ARMED/DEFENSE FORCES .
MILITARY WATCH OR NOT
THERE WERE LITERALLY MILLIONS OF SOLDIERS DURING WWI AND WWII. ONLY A FRACTION WERE PROVIDED WITH MILITARY ISSUE WATCHES. THE WATCH INDUSTRY TOOK NOTICE OF THIS FACT AND PRODUCIED AND MARKETED MILITARY DESIGNED WATCHES DIRECTLY TO TROOPS.
THE TEN YEAR PERIOD BETWEEN 1938 AND 1948 SAW THE UNIQUE STYLE OF MILITARY WATCHES SWEEP THE GLOBE. THE DEIGNS INCLUDED 29 TO 34 MM CASES, SCREW ON BACKS THAT AFFORDED SOME WATER PROTECTION, SHOCK ABSORBERS IN 15 AND 17 JEWELED MOVEMENTS. THE DIALS WERE ALSO REVAMPED TO WHITE OR BLACK WITH, IN SOME CASES, TWO TONE COLORS. THEY HAD OUTLINED RAISED RADIUM NUMBERS AND MOST HAD SWEEP SECONDS WITH OUTER CHAPTER RINGS AND LUMED HANDS AND IN MANY MODELS A RED OR CONTRASTING COLOR SWEEP SECOND HAND.
THE ABOVE PICTURE IS FROM 1914. IT ALSO SHOWS THE SALE OF ARMY TRENCH WRIST WATCHES AND KITCHENER LEATHER MILITARY STRAPS. IT ALSO DEMONSTRATES THAT MORE MILITARY DESIGNED WATCHES WERE MADE AND SOLD DIRECTLY TO CIVILLIAN AND MILITARY PERSONAL THAN THOSE ISSUED BY THE GOVERMENT
THIS AWESOME WWII PERIOD
STEEL & PINK GOLD CASED UNIVERSAL
THIS UNIVERSAL HAS A SPECIAL LIMITED PRODUCTION
STEEL CASE WITH A THICK SHEET OF PINK GOLD
THIS FABRICATION WAS SO COSTLY, ONLY THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST OFFERED IT FOR WHAT WOULD BE LIMITED RUNS
THE PINK GOLD BEZEL IS PERMANENT
THE PINK GOLD LUGS ARE PERMANENT
THE PINK GOLD LUG PINS ARE PERMANENT
CONTRAST THE PINK GOLD
IS A BLACK MILITARY STYLE DIAL
A TRIPLE WHITE OUTER CHAPTER RING
SECONDS DIVIDED BY 1/5THS
CLEARLY MARKED SECONDS EVERY 5 SECONDS
ORIGINAL TAILLESS RED SECONDS
REACHES OUT TO THE LAST TIMING CHAPTER
WHITE OUTLINED **RADIUM NUMERALS
BLACK STEEL RADIUM HANDS
PROVIDE CLEAR PRECISE NIGHTTIME VIEWING
THE UNIVERSAL SCREW DOWN CAE BACK
ON THE 1945 BEAUTY
IS SIGNED INSIDE AND OUT
[NOTE SOME BUFFING COMPOUND IS STILL VISIBLE.
BUT IT WAS CLOTH BUFFED AFTER PICS]
HERE WE SEE ONE OF THE SPRING BARS
NOTICE THEY ARE HOLLOW ENDS
TO WORK WITH THE PINK GOLD LUG PINS
HERE THE GOLD AND STEEL FINISH
ON THIS 1945 UNIVERSAL CAN BE SEEN
THERE IS NO WEAR OR DAMAGE
THE PICS DO NO JUSTICE
THEY DO NOT SHOW THE GOLD IS BRILLIANT
AND HIGHLY POLISHED
ORIGINAL RADIUM FILLED
BLACK STEEL HANDS
EXACTLY LIKE IT WAS
WHEN FIRST ISSUED
HANDS ARE ALWAYS BRIGHTER
NOTE: YOU CAN SEE HOW BRIGHT THE GOLD IS!
THE USE OF A
STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD PLATED
WILL MAKE THE STRAP
LAST 2 TO 3 TIMES AS LONG
CASE WAS CLEANED AND BUFFED
IT IS IN FINE OVERALL CONDITION
WITH AN ABSENCE OF
SCRATCHES - DENTS - ABRASIONS
THIS STRAP WAS CHOSEN DUE
TO ITS COOL LOOK.
YOU MAY LIKE A BLACK STRAP
IN ANY CASE
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU
WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
I TELL YOU WHAT
ANOTHER TIME PIECE THAT
ROCK DID NOT WANT TO PART WITH!
I ONCE HAD SOME ONE OBJECT TO ME USING "KILLER"
THEY DO NOT MAKE ROSE OR PINK GOLD
DEPLOYMENTS. IT IS A DUAL PUSH BUTTON.
ALL TIME PIECES ARE STRIPPED DOWN
INTERIOR SCREW DOWN STAINLESS CASE BACK
LOGO / HALLMARK
SIGNED CASE BACK
THIS TECHNIQUE OF ADHERING GOLD
TO CASE LUGS AND BEZEL
WAS SO COSTLY THAT
ONLY THE VERY BEST WATCHES
OFFERED IT AND IT ONLY
LASTED FOR SEVERAL RUNS
TESTING HANDS SUB SECONDS
CASE BACK SIGNED
THE PINK GOLD IS AN ACTUAL
THICK PLATE OF GOLD
THIS BEAUTIFUL WATCH
IS A RARE UNIVERSAL
IT CLEANED UP FANTASTIC
17 SEVENTEEN JEWELS
12''', Dm= 26.6mm
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
POWER RESERVE IS NEAR FACTORY