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UG Caliber 332: Any information out there?

  1. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 12, 2015

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    Hi!
    I have a UG caliber 332 undergoing a service at the moment. All well, and no parts needed except for oil and TLC.
    As always I try to find out some details about the movement. Ranfft is always a good starting point, but not on this caliber.
    Anyone have some info to share?

    :)::confused2::

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  2. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 13, 2015

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  3. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 14, 2015

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    Even more shots on the previous posted link. Noticed some naughty looking glue on the crystal edge so some acetone and a new crystal will finish this baby of.
    ;)
    Still none have come forth with information on cal 332. Anyone has some literature on UG calibers?
     
  4. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 14, 2015

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    The non-microrotor, non-chronograph calibers seem pretty much ignored in the available literature.
     
  5. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 14, 2015

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    For a reason or just by ignorance?
     
  6. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 14, 2015

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    No reason, I think. They are just not a collector focus. People chase either the Polerouters or the chronographs. You may want to have a look at the otherwise forgettable Universal geneve 100 ans de tradition horlogere if you can get your hands on a copy. Don't buy it - it is just a hopped-up auction catalog, but it does cover a few obscurities.

    http://www.amazon.com/Universal-geneve-tradition-horlogere-watchmaker/dp/B00AYMAAPE

     
  7. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 14, 2015

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    Thanks for the advice Lou.
    I think the 332 (and other HW UG calibers) seems to be well made and with some rather nice technical execution.
    Vintage value for money for sure! I think I paid like GBP60 for the 332 in this thread. With the service I certainly have increased my investment a couple of times over but I kind of like the clean looks and relative rarity.
    Cheers!
     
  8. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 14, 2015

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    Yes. Just picked up an interesting cal 260 myself. It'll take a while to familiarize with these, and another collecting subarea will no doubt develop.
     
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  9. dougwhiz

    dougwhiz Jan 13, 2020

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    Nice movement shots! I recently acquired a cal 332 (dial not nearly as nice as yours though), but I'm not really finding much info on them either.
    My local watch guy was able to service it, but it still needs a set bridge, which is proving difficult to find.
     
  10. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Jan 14, 2020

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    You and me both. I'll be sending off a watch for service in March and I normally like to have a donor movement in hand to potentially get me out of gaol. One thing I have just learnt as a result of this thread is that there probably isn't any correlation between the cal 330 & 332 - I'd harboured this at the back of my mind for the last few weeks but they look quite different. I can see at least 2 donor 332s on Ebay at the moment - I can share what my watchmaker has said about one of them by pm if you want. It may have issues but I'm not sure if the bit that you need is affected by these - it also appears to be relatively cheap. I'm keeping my powder dry for the moment but if nothing else comes up by March then I'll probably buy it anyway.
     
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  11. Northernman

    Northernman Jan 14, 2020

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    Carlton-Browne Jan 14, 2020

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  13. dougwhiz

    dougwhiz Jan 14, 2020

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    Thanks to both of you for the links and info!! It appears my part is "obsolete" so I'll have to keep investigating some of the movements for parts out there.