Universal Geneve 18K Rose Gold circa 1950
18K Rose Gold Case
Rose Gold Hands & Dial Markers
Classic 50’s Style 3, 6, 9 12 Dial in Superb Condition
High Grade Cal 262 Universal Geneve Watch Movement
Fully Hallmarked All Swiss Made Case 18K Solid Rose Gold Case
Good Sized Case 33mm not inc Original Universal Geneve Crown
Recently Full Serviced and 12 Months Guarantee.
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Every bit the equal of that of Rolex, Omega, IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre, and our asking price for it is much less, only because the Universal brand name, once among the most prestigious in the world, is now largely unknown to the general public and only really appreciated by experienced enthusiasts who understand just how superb the company’s watches were.
Undoubtedly one outstanding feature of this watch is the very understated and yet very stylish 1950s; 3 6; 9; 12 dial with subsidiary seconds dial at 6’oclock. It is in superb original condition in bronze with with rose gold hour marker buttons. It matches the rose gold hands and case wonderfully which are also in near perfect condition.
An 18K rose gold case on a 1950’s Swiss watch is as good as it gets. This one has all the right hallmarks and Universal Geneve markings to show that it was made by UG or for UG in Switzerland. The case is in near perfect condition with no dents, scratches or marks. The case back has not been inscribed and is almost perfect save for the very slightest ripple caused by replacing the press fit back. This is only mentioned for completeness.
The hand wound movement is in good condition and is clean and operating perfectly. It winds, sets and runs just as it should and following a recent service has been timed for accuracy.
The Watch Strap and Buckle
The strap is a recently new black leather strap with a non original gold plated buckle.
All classic Universals still offer incredibly good value for money, for no other reason than the brand having a low profile with the general public. The man in the street would love to own a vintage Rolex or Omega, but he is not aware that exactly the same quality, or arguably better, can be acquired in a period Universal, and this keeps values down to a reasonable level.