Since its beginnings, the company has produced complete watches with inhouse movements, and throughout the 20th century, distributed many notable and important timepieces. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. On chrono24 you can compare 767 preowned universal geneve watches and buy a preowned universal geneve watch or sell watches. Thank you for visiting our universal geneve parts page. Not suitable for mobile device viewing best on laptop or desktop screens. It was common, when using ebauches, to heavily modify and improve them, but impressively, vacheron didnt change anything mechanically, only improving the finishing. Universal geneve sa is a swiss luxury watch company, founded in 1894 as universal watch. Universal geneve polerouter jet microtor caliber 2159. On most vintag tissot watches you will be able to find the serial number engraved into the watch movement. I am just trying to find out if this universal geneve cal 263 is military or not as it has the engraving 1030307 on the case back.
For technical requirements please see the respective data sheets. Universal geneve produced roughly 20 pieces with these two dial variants, both featuring red and blue accents, which now represent the pinnacle of sports compax collecting in the eyes of many. This is the final part of my reference guide to one of my favorite watches. Our nsn search can be used to find part availability, cross reference information, part characteristic information, and to request quotations. All parts are genuine and are new old stock unless otherwise noted. Universal geneve compax nina rindt ref 88510302 patek philippe 3940g perpetual calendar. Why this watch matters an early design from the gerald genta, the polerouter proved to be an instant favorite and remained in production over the next 15 years. These movements were produced with martel and shared with zenith. However, where the part number contains a space or hyphen, then these characters need to be removed when creating a hibc number. Part sheets available via the document downloads department search for items. The right to download and store images, text or pages from this site is granted to. Dont worry, this article wont upset our regularly scheduled friday afternoon whats selling where flow this is just a quick notice about a great watch we came across for sale today that we couldnt wait to tell you about it.
Later on the serial numbers were made easier to locate. Universal geneve had used a five digit reference number system since the 1930s with each number corresponding to a different aspect of the watch case material, type of movement, base plate size and visual design but they switched to a. The page in arranged in alphabetical order using the description column. Looking at this chrono, something should stand out immediately. Serial number range years 500,000 600,000 1930 1936 600,000 700,000 1936 1938 700,000 800,000 1938 1941 800,000 900,000 1941 1942. This is a small representation of what we have to offer. Universal geneve serial numbers for ug are, to my knowledge, mostly found on the outside of the caseback. All parts are genuine and are new old stock unless otherwise. The hodinkee shop is an authorized retailer of new watches from a growing but carefully curated set of brands. Find the latest and previous firmware and software versions. Manual wind with seventeen jewels, the case with diamond accents, with signed blue dial with white enamel bar hour markers, completed with a tapered bracelet band with channel fold over clasp, case stamped 18k 9197 and clasp stamped made in italy 18k. Recently there has been a meteoric resurgence of interest in vintage universal geneve watches. This one is the twotone grey and silver version, accented by a blue minute track, along with its bezel and subdials in a matching tone. Guide to locating model reference and serial numbers.
Universal geneve serial numbers the hudson instalite jump hour actually minimalist in construction, but very 1970s. I traced my universal geneve three register chrono before compax began appearing on the dial to around 1940 and sure enough below the serial number it says 7 40 july of 1940 in case any forum members do not already know this, universal geneve was imported along with. Initially a producer of pocket watches, the firm introduced its first chronograph pocket watch in 1898 and its first handwound chronograph wristwatch in 1917. Date your universal geneve by looking at the serial number. Found an original universal geneve tricompax, for sale. This is the second part of the reference guide for my favorite vintage chronograph, the universal geneve tricompax. Part sheets available via the document downloads department. Universal a very attractive and rare stainless steel triple calendar. While your are at it remember to note the calibre number of your watch it may come in handy some day. Going by the smaller seven digit numbers on the case back 1034187, i understand that this was produced in 1943.
Discover a large selection of universal geneve compax watches on chrono24 the worldwide marketplace for luxury watches. Home watch guide serial numbers by year universal geneve serial numbers. At some point in production in the early 1950s, universal geneve changed the location, arrangement and size of the reference and serial numbers. The number above 20724 is either a reference number or patent number. The serial number of the case 858623 dates it to 194142, like marrick said. Universal geneve tricompax 88110102 evil clapton bazamu. Universal geneve was founded by numa emile descombes and ulysse georges perret in 1894 in the small swiss town of le locle, where the two men were born. Save for offline viewing click part numbers to order. We even offer free shipping and returns, and a complimentary extended year warranty on all watches, so you can be confident youll be happy with your purchase. Get the best deals on universal geneve watch parts when you shop the largest online selection at ebay.
As a fan of innovators and clever engineering feats, this watch was impossible to. Universal geneve classic manualwind watch by big ben. Universal geneve universal geneva oceanus compaqs chronograph rolling by. This universal geneve manual wind showcases everything the brand has learned since its beginnings, with its movements produced inhouse. Dec 07, 2015 this here is another breed of universal geneve chronograph, possibly the rarest one of all. Universal geneve watches all prices for universal geneve. By partnering directly with the brands we carry, we guarantee 100% authenticity of everything we sell. Universal a very rare and highly attractive stainless steel. Help with identification of a universal geneve for a short period universal also used serial numbers for the movement, but there is no accurate list to date these.
Universal geneve polerouter date 18k rose gold microtor 1965. Universal geneve was founded in le locle, switzerland in 1894 and was originally. Universal geneve serial numbers by year mitkas vintage. Caliber 281 movement with day, date and month indicator, moonphase, chronograph, original black dial and white subdials are in fantastic condition, bezel has faded to a brownishgray color, all luminous material on hands and dial are. Ladys 18kt white gold and diamond watch, universal geneve. On chrono24 you can compare 758 preowned universal geneve watches and buy a preowned universal geneve watch or sell watches. New listing vintage universal geneve polerouter 14k gold mens watch automatic 19 runs nr. Unfollow universal geneve watches to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Along with neighboring geneva companies audemars piguet, girardperregaux, patek philippe and rolex. The reason that i felt compelled to tell you about this watch right away is because this model holds a. Even the great vacheron constantin used a universal geneve ebauche, for a time. The full story the polerouter was designed in 1954 by a 24yearold named gerald genta, the very same. Nov 26, 2012 universal geneve serial numbers for ug are, to my knowledge, mostly found on the outside of the caseback.
Vintage original universal geneve manual wind watch linen dial ultra slim. Search our databases by national stock number nsn, nato stock number, niin, keyword or part number. Calibre 281 is a chronograph watch movement from universal geneve first produced in 1932, calibre 281 is part of a family of important chronograph movements, including the first ever wristwatch chronograph with a calendar complication. Universal geneve watch serial numbers and production dates. Finally after years in the underrated pile of vintage watches, it is getting its time in the spotlight. Universal geneve were very systematic in their combinations of cases and dial colours, logos, hour markers, hand combinations and luminous material, and. See todays universal geneve watch for sale, best offer and auction. If the item you are looking for isnt listed on our website, we may still be able to. Apr 07, 2015 the universal geneve tricompax has evolved from a graceful and elegant dress chronograph to one of the coolest calendar sports watches ever made. When youre ready, use the search for items button to see results.969 458 907 1290 308 1273 245 904 545 904 1569 1035 942 640 120 530 76 342 513 272 492 527 1191 89 1031 307 907 104 573 1538 492 550 335 863 1449 627 1081 1468 632 239 1094 129 1140 525 1400 1382