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POLEROUTER BELOW

 

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In April 1954 the model "Polarouter", later named to "Polerouter", was introduced
The Polarouter was used by the SAS crews during their polar flights.
In March of 1955, Universal Genève patented the calibre 215 "Microtor",
The smallest automatic calibre in the world with a micro rotor incorporated in the movement.

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MOVEMENT DISSASEMBLD
CLEANED
OILED

CASE COMPLETELY RESTORED
ALL SCRATCHES DINDS ON CASE AND CASE BACK REMOVED

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NEW SEAL WITH SILICONE 7

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COMPLETELY CLEANED OLD SEAL MATERIAL REMOVED

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SORRY ABOUT PIC

INFO

Introduced in 1960, the cal. 218-2, fitted with a date indication,
is titled Polerouter (Polerouter Date). Introduced arround 1960,
it would replace all calibers of the type 215
Screw Driven Fine Balance Spring Regulator
28 Jewels

DATE
YOU CHANGE DATE BY TURNING CLOCKWISE UNTIL DATE CHANGES
THEN YOU TURN COUTER CLOCKWISE PST THE "12" UNTIL YOU ARRIVE AT "9"
THEN YOU TURN CLOCKWISE TO 3
THEN REPEAT THE COUNTER CLOCK WISE
REPEAT UNTIL AT CORRECT DATE

SIGNED
UNIVERSAL GENEVE
SWISS
28 JEWELS
215-2
MICROTOR


Features

automatic
sweep second
date: set by changing 21-24h

Data
12.5''', Dm= 28.0mm
H= 4.7mm
28 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 57h

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NOTICE THAT THE STEM IS TWO PARTS
LIKE A WYLER

1959-1960
micro rotor
detached manual wind
Girocap combined settings for escapement wheel
micrometer regulator
Swiss Patent 329805:
automatic winding
deposited 05-27-1955 by anufacture des Montres Universal Peret Frères, Genève (CH)

 

 

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HANDS RELUMED
"COOKING" IN THE UV LIGHT

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OLD SEAL REMOVED
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NEW CUSTOM SEAL INSTALLED
NOTICE THE TWO PART STEM
FEMALE END IN CROWN

 

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ANOTHER SHOT OF SEAL
IT SEALS WHEN CROWN IS TWIST LOCKED

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YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WORKS
TWIST AND IT LOCKS

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UNIVERSAL SIGNED CROWN

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DIAL WITH SILICONE COATING
ROCK WILL RODCO IT OFF
WHAT IS LEFT IS INVISIBLE
BUT PROTECTS AND REMOVES ANY MARS

 

 

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HANDS OUT OF COOKER

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DIAL RODCO
AND
HANDS INSTALLED
\LINED UP WITH DATE CHANGE AT 12

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LUMED

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BEZEL DOT UMED
HEAVY DUTY DIVE/CHRONO STEEL SPRING BARS

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REMOVED DEEP SCRATCHES
WHERE CASE OPENER SLIPPED YEARS AGO

 

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THIS STRAP WAS SHIPPED WITH UNIVERSAL POLEROUTER

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BAM
SHOULD HAVE TAKEN BEFORE PICS

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CLEAN

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BAM

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BEZEL DOT ILLUMINATED

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LOOKS SWEET

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I WANT ONE

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HOW ABOUT YOU?

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I BELIEVE THE BEZEL CAME OUT GREAT.
EVERYTHING IS ORIGINAL
EXCEPT THE ILLUMINATION

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RUNNING WONDEFUL
THE CLEANING AND LUBRICATION
HAS THE MICRO ROTOR SPINNNG LIKE NEW

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AGAIN

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AGAIN

BAM

 

HERE IS NUMBER TWO

REPAIRING
UNIVERSAL GENEVE
POLEROUTER
MICRO-ROTOR

Universal 1-69
Features

automatic
sweep second
date: set by changing 21-24h

Data
12.5''', Dm= 28.0mm
H= 4.7mm
17/28 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 57h

1965-1970
ball-bearing micro rotor
detached manual wind
Girocap combined settings
for escapement wheel if 28 jewels
Swiss Patent 329805:
automatic winding

1965: Universal Geneve, Swiss, Microtor, Pat.+329805+, 28 Jewels; Incabloc
1969 : Universal Geneve, Swiss, Microtor, Pat.+329805+, 17 Jewels; Incabloc

UPDATED COMPLETED PICS
DO NOT SHAKE YOUR POLEROUTER LIKE A SEIKO
YOU SHOULD WIND YOUR POLEROUTER
AND
THEN LET THE MICRO ROTOR TAKE OVER

IN HE 1950'S THE WORLD WAS SEEKING A QUICKER ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA FROM EUROPE. IT AS KNOWN THAT FLYING OVER THE NORTH POLE WOULD SAVE MORE THAN A THOUSAND MILES. SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEMS WOULD OPEN NE ROUTES OVER THE NORTH POLE. THE PILOTS HAD TO ATTEND AN ARTIC FLIGHT SCHOOL TO LEARN HOW TO FLY OVER THE SNOW AND ICE, THE MAGNETIC FIELDS AND TO BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES. THE INITIAL FLIGHTS WERE FRONT PAGE AND LIKE NIVADA CROTON, WITH THEIR ANTARTICA WATCHES, UNIVERSAL GENEVA DECIDED TO CASH IN ON ALL THE PRESS BY MANUFACTURING THE MOST PHENOMINAL WATCHES EVER MADE AT THE TIME; A MICRO-ROTOR AUTOMATIC PRECISION WRIT WATCH THAT WOULD RESIST THE STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD OF THE POLAR REGION. THEY BECAME THE OFFICIAL CHRONOMETERS OF THE SCANDUNAVIAN AIRLINES.AND, SOON WERE A HIT ALL OVER THE WORLD DUE TO THE MICRO-ROTOR- THE WOLDS SMALLEST AUTOMATIC ROTOR,

 

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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

NOW WE WILL PRICE OUT PARTS
AND STRIP IT DOWN AGAIN


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