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Date/Report Number …..102612R9Y.04 Item:  1938 STEEL & PINK GOLD  UNIVERSAL
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII 1944 - 1945 UNIVERSAL GENEVE MILITARY WATCH SWEEPS SECONDS . CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1072.00


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED
WWII
1944 - 1945
UNIVERSAL GENEVE
MILITARY WATCH
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

 


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A FEW UNIVERSAL RADIUM DIALS FROM WWII PERIOD

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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, and throughout the 20th century, distributed many notable and important timepieces. Along with neighboring Geneva companies Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Patek Philippe and Rolex, Universal is internationally regarded for its style of craftsmanship and manufacture. WWII Universal Watches were sold directly to  soldiers and officers.

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THIS AWESOME WWII PERIOD
QUAD SIGNED
STEEL & PINK GOLD CASED UNIVERSAL
IS RARE

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

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CONTRAST THE PINK GOLD
IS A BLACK MILITARY STYLE DIAL

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WITH
A TRIPLE WHITE OUTER CHAPTER RING

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WITH
WHITE

SECONDS DIVIDED BY 1/5THS
AND
CLEARLY MARKED SECONDS EVERY 5 SECONDS

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AN
ORIGINAL TAILLESS RED SECONDS
REACHES OUT TO THE LAST TIMING CHAPTER

THE
WHITE OUTLINED **RADIUM NUMERALS

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AND

BLACK STEEL RADIUM HANDS

PROVIDE CLEAR PRECISE NIGHTTIME VIEWING

**RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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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]

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HERE WE SEE ONE OF THE  SPRING BARS
NOTICE THEY ARE HOLLOW ENDS
TO WORK WITH THE PINK GOLD LUG PINS

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HERE THE GOLD AND STEEL FINISH
ON THIS 1945 UNIVERSAL CAN BE SEEN
THERE IS NO WEAR OR DAMAGE

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THE PICS DO NO JUSTICE
THEY DO NOT SHOW THE GOLD IS BRILLIANT
AND HIGHLY POLISHED

ORIGINAL RADIUM FILLED
BLACK STEEL HANDS

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EXACTLY LIKE IT WAS
WHEN FIRST ISSUED 

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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HANDS ARE ALWAYS BRIGHTER

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

NOTE: YOU CAN SEE HOW BRIGHT THE GOLD IS!


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THE USE OF A
STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD PLATED
DEPLOYMENT
WILL MAKE THE STRAP
LAST 2 TO 3 TIMES AS LONG

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CASE WAS CLEANED AND BUFFED
IT IS IN FINE OVERALL CONDITION

WITH AN ABSENCE OF

SCRATCHES - DENTS - ABRASIONS

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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

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I TELL YOU WHAT
ANOTHER TIME PIECE THAT
ROCK DID NOT WANT TO PART WITH!

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KILLER MANILA

I ONCE HAD SOME ONE OBJECT TO ME USING "KILLER"

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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

THEY DO NOT MAKE ROSE OR PINK GOLD

DEPLOYMENTS. IT IS A DUAL PUSH BUTTON.

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ALL TIME PIECES ARE STRIPPED DOWN
BEFORE  RESTORATION

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INTERIOR SCREW DOWN STAINLESS CASE BACK

SIGNED
UNIVERSAL
LOGO / HALLMARK
ENVERSTEEL


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SIGNED DIAL

SIGNED MOVEMENT

SIGNED CASE

SIGNED CASE BACK

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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


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TESTING HANDS SUB SECONDS

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CHECKING CLEARANCES.

CASE BACK SIGNED
UNIVERSAL
IMPERMEABLE
ANTIMAGNETIQUE
ANTI CHOC

UNIVERSAL SHIELD
1021287
20715
SWISS

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THE PINK GOLD IS AN ACTUAL
THICK PLATE OF GOLD

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THIS BEAUTIFUL WATCH
IS A RARE UNIVERSAL
IT CLEANED UP FANTASTIC

 

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1945
UNIVERSAL
263



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SIGNED
1945
SWISS
UNIVERSAL
WATCH CO
17 SEVENTEEN JEWELS
263

Features
manual wind
sweep second
incabloc

Data
12''', Dm= 26.6mm
H= 4.7mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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