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Universal Geneve Ferrovie dello Stato MK 2 Crystal Replacement

  1. JulianK Apr 26, 2021

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    Hi UG experts,

    Thanks to @Rman and his wonderful thread, I found myself picking this beauty up from Ebay Italy.

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    UG FS 2.jpg

    Suffice to say, I can't complain about the timekeeping ability although I still still have it cleaned and serviced. Although I did notice the crystal retaining ring is overlapping the "swiss made" text on the dial. I would love to find an original if not something a little bit closer to replace the current crystal.

    I was wondering if anyone knew the part number or had a potential source for getting a new retaining ring + crystal for these guys. I tried checking the usual places but I haven't had any luck yet. Any advice would be very appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. vibe Apr 27, 2021

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    Should be easy enough to find if you have the measurements. I always get a couple of sizes above and below just in case.
     
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  3. berrychlossom Apr 28, 2021

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    Does anybody know if the original plexis for this reference were signed?
     
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  4. Carlton-Browne Apr 28, 2021

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    Not to my knowledge but I don't know anything. I'd write a pm to the chap who wrote the book (on the other thread); I imagine he has had more pass through his hands than any of us. I'd provide a picture so he knows what you're talking about.
     
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  5. JulianK Apr 29, 2021

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    My unique problem is not a plexi but rather getting a retaining ring that won't block the "swiss made" text.
     
  6. JulianK Apr 29, 2021

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    Very good point. I will send him a PM and hopefully he can provide some insight.
     
  7. bongalaboo May 29, 2021

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    Hi @JulianK did you manage to find a crystal, looking for the same thing
     
  8. JulianK May 30, 2021

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    not yet! Just got the watch in my hands last week and haven’t made the trip to my watchmaker yet.