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Details about  Vintage UNIVERSAL GENEVE- Unicompax - Compur cal. 285 (Val.22) SS Chronograph

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Vintage UNIVERSAL GENEVE- Unicompax - Compur cal. 285 (Val.22) SS Chronograph
Vintage-UNIVERSAL-GENEVE-Unicompax-Compur-cal-285-Val-22-SS-Chronograph
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UNIVERSAL GENEVE Unicompax Compur cal. 285 (Val.22) SS hand wind Chronograph. nice working

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13 Jun, 2013 20:34:28 BST
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Item location:
Targoviste, Dambovita, Romania

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140990315904
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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: UNIVERSAL GENEVE Unicompax Compur cal. 285 (Val.22) SS hand wind Chronograph. nice working condition
Gender: Men's Display Type: Analog
Brand: Universal Geneve Unicompax Chronograph Functions & Features: Chronograph
Model: Unicompax / Compur Movement: Mechanical: Hand-winding
Watchband Material: Leather Age: Vintage (1920-1970)
Vintage  UNIVERSAL GENEVE Unicompax  /  Compur cal. 285 (Val.22) SS  Chronograph

retail price in the shops over 1600£  . your  genuine offer is valued ...


Description

BRAND UNIVERSAL GENEVE Unicompax  /  Compur cal. 285 (Val.22)HAND WINDING MECHANICAL WATCH 1940s
MODELUNICOMPAX / COMPUR CAL 285{ VAL.22} 
THE CASE DIMENSIONSIT MEASURES 34 MM IN WIDTH EXCLUDING ITS CROWN AND LUG TO LUG 44MM
THE CASE OVERVIEWTHIS CASE IS BEAUTFULL CONDITION TAKE IN CONSIDERATION OF ITS AGE .Looks to me that was well looked after  ONLY THE BACK GOT FEW VERY SMALL SIGNS ON IT AS PER PICTURES 
THE MOVEMENTORIGINAL UNIVERSAL GENEVE   MOVEMENT CALIBER 285 .WOKS FINE BUT PLEASE TAKE IN CONSIDERATION THAT THIS WATCH IS NOT A PRECISE WATCH LIKE BATERY WATCHES , IT WILL PROBABLY GO FORWARD OR LOSE FEW SECONDS A DAY . This is a very old watch and like all other watches you have to expect  something like this .
THE BAND OR BRACELET:

Genuine leather strap new condition . Rate this Number 10out of 10 condition
THE DIALBEAUTIFUL  DIAL NO MARKS ON IT
AGEAPPROX 1940s
THE CRYSTALACRYLIC nice condition 
CONDITIONEXCELLENT AS PER ITS AGE
SIGnature SIGNED Univeral Geneve ON THE DIAL, THE CASE-BACK INSIDE,AND THE MOVEMENT
FUNCTIONSHOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS
CASE POLISHEDyes
CONDITIONUSED
DISPLAYANALOG

GENDER -Mens


In my oppinion very good condition . specialy for the year . Rate this Number 9 out of 10 condition  takein consideration the age of it 
DIAL INDEXMilitary  
AUTHENTIC

ALL WATCHES DISPLAYED ARE AUTHENTIC AND ORIGINAL

MOVEMENT CALIBERhand winding cal. 285 (Val.22)
CASE TICHNESS

aprox 9mm including the glass

CROWNroYou wil get a brand new crown with it and the wpne wich is on the watch at the moment . I did not take of the one from the pictures because the watch came with the watch when i have bought it . 
Hidstory of UNIVERSAL GENEVE WATCHES 

Universal History

The History of Universal


The History of Universal

The History of Universal GENEVE 

The company "Universal watch" was founded in Locle, one of the most important watch centres in Switzerland on the 18th of January 1894.

Numa-Emile Descombes and Georges Perret, both born in Locle, registered the name "Universal Watch" for the production of cases for watches, dials, domes, movements, fitted boxes and packages for watches.

This was an extremely sensible formula since it allowed the protection of the make and promotional material.

This very same year, Numa-Emile Descombes and Georges Perret patented a 24 hour indication watch.

Unfortunately, Numa-Emile Descombes died at the age of 34.

As a consequence, on July 1897, all makes were sent to Ulysse Georges Perret and Louis-Edouard Berthoud Universal watch had the ability to foresee the huge potential of wrist-watches together with chronographs.

In 1898 high quality wrist watches not only with chronographs but also minutes recorders were launched into the market.

It was soon after that "universal watch" increased its profits from its great growth in reputation in Europe as well as the two Americas. In 1919, the company later moved to the Geneva headquarter.

It was decided to undertake some research on self-winding systems for wrist-watches

In 1925, a watch with a similar system to that of John Harwood was created. Universal created "Auto-Re", a self-winding system with an oscillating weight mechanism with spring-buffers.

Raoul, son of Georges Perret, was force to take over his father company when his father died in 1933.

In 1934 ,due to the support received from some new investors, the company changed to "Universal Watch Co Ltd. Gen�ve".

It was during that year that the first chronograph was introduced.

It was the first chronograph wrist-watch that had two push-buttons.

The company moved to 43, Rue du Rh�ne, which had an entrance at the famous Grand Quai. The name "Universal" was patented.

Simultaneously, a chronograph with an additional 12 hour register was introduced as a world premiere.

A new logo had to be presented due to the registration of the brand "Universal Gen�ve" in 1937.

Even thou there was a world wide economic depression, the models "Compur" and "Compax" were so successful that the factory in Geneva was not able to meet peoples' demands and needs.

Eventually a chronograph factory had to be opened in Pont-de-Martel in 1941.

In 1944, the famous "Tri-Compax" model was introduced.

Sales increased incessantly all over the world. Therefore, Universal started to be a synonym for quality, good taste and reliability as well.

In 1947, as soon as the new precision automatic caliber 138 with an oscillating mass with single direction winding was introduced, Louis-Edouard Berthoud died.

The model "Polerouter", which was previously called "Polarouter", was introduced soon after the new factory in Geneva was inaugurated.

The watch was used by SAS crews during their polar flights.

In 1955 Universal Gen�ve registered the calibre 215 "Microtor", a new model of an automatic calibre with the rotor mass incorporated in the movement.

Although it was the smallest automatic movement at that time, it was introduced in the 2nd generation of the famous "Polerouter".

The following decade it was quite noticeable the great progress in developing an introducing thinner automatic movements.

In 1966, the model "Golden Shadow" was presented.

Gerald Genta was the designer of the calibers s 66 and 67 with a thickness of 2, 5 mm.

In 1962, the first electric watches with a torsion oscillator were produced in conjunction with Movado.

In 1968, the first electronic watches were introduced, with the "Tuning Unisonic" system. They were manufactured in collaboration with Bulova.

In 1975 the thinnest analogue quartz movement in all over the world was introduced. It allowed Universal to face the "Japanese invasion" for some time.

Universal had always set its mind to combine quality and good classic taste.

The make had many admirers, from Harry Truman to Juan Peron.

It is possible to read on the dials of the new tourbillons a dedication from the artist Jean Cocteaux. It says "Les temps lui-meme regarde l'heure � la montre Universal",It was ordered form different sheiks and Arabic ministers luxurious custom made watches.

Golden watches with exquisite enamel dials are still being sought after.

Gerald Genta, one of the most famous watch designers of the twentieth century, was a contributor of the success. She designed two models which became famous all over the world: the "Polerouter" in 1954 and the "Golden Shadow" in 1966.

Due to these two watches, Universal received the "New York Diamond Award", the "Golden Rose" in Baden-Baden, the Grand Prix of the "Ville de Gen�ve", the "Citt� di Basilea" prize and the 1st price in the "Exposition Nationale Suisse" in 1964.

In 1886, after the company had been managed by the heirs of the founders, Lennard Oldman was chosen as new President of Universal Gen�ve.

In 1988 the headquarter moved to 29, Rue de Jussy in Geneva-Th�nex.

The very same year the logo changed to look they way it looks nowadays.

Due to a long crisis which struck the Swiss watch industry, the company was later taken over by the Stelux holding group in 1989

In 1993, a new production unit was open at Bienne.

The head office is now located in Geneva-Acacias after relocating for a long period of time.

Today the Universal Gen�ve focuses on its qualities and tradition. The collection includes watches in an attractive "retro-design" , making reference to some of the greatest models of the company history.

The aim is to create new models, which derive from the famous Calibre 66, which will become the new generation of Universal Gen�ve watches.



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  • ABOUT MEIM A WATCH COOLECTOR AND TI IMPROVE MY COLECTION I HAVE TO SELL SOME OF MY WATCHES .The watch comes with no box or papers  but you will receive an invoice from me with all the informations of the watch , price and my name . Most of my watches comes with no papers or boxes because as everybody knows  that we the collectors , we buy them from different  markets , watch faires or from other collectors and usualy we dont get papers for them. But the watch you will receive from me it will come with all the details for it on the invoice i will make for you . Thank You  


    Terms of Sale

    RETURN POLICYI will  accept return only if  item is broken or Other item included , or if not as described .  In case of any problem if the watch is returned, the auction amount will only be refunded and this does not include shipping charges. Money will be refunded by Paypal only, and after the watch is recieved.
    NEW FEEDBACKS & DETAILED SELLER RATINGS DSR SYSTEM
    If item arrive in satisfactory condition, please support me by giving an
    overall Detailed Seller Rating DSR of 5 stars.

    I will ship within 2to 3 working days after the item is sold & payment recieved as i will check all my watches once again (after sale) for a few days before despatching.

    Kindly write to me first and give me the chance to address your concern or problem Before giving a neutral or negative Feedback or a DSR less than
    5 stars.

    Your Satisfaction is my PRIORITY!

    Note





    This watch Was not polished or brushed .

    To make all my original watches look like new, we get their cases polished by an expert but sometimes some cases may still show some age marks. However this will not at all affect its attraction level. 

    Although my watches are all original 
    The watch may or may not be waterproof. These vintage watches have already been used for years and so we cannot guarantee the same. Also no box & papers come with the watch due to its Age.


    The photo’s give a really good sense of the style and condition of this watch, they show the watch much better then i can describe. I BELIEVE i have COVERED ALL DETAILS IN THE DESCRIPTION. IF IN YOUR ASSESSMENT WE HAVE NOT... PLEASE ASK BEFORE BIDDING…..... ... Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described. Please also be sure to view my other vintage watch auctions currently running on Ebay and feel free to email any inquiries
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    Click here for my other watches 


    On 26-Apr-13 at 19:23:18 BST, seller added the following information:

    PLEASE TAKE IN CONSIDERATION THAT THE TEXT ABOUT ETERNA IF FROM ANOTHER WATCH AND IS GOT NOTHING TO TO WITH TIS WATCH . IT WAS JUST A MISTAKE THAT I HAVE LEFT THAT TEXT IN IT AND IT BELONGS TO ANOTHER WATCH I HAVE FOR SALE AT THE MOMENT SO PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THAT IN CONSIDERATION . MANY THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING . 

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