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Universal Geneve FS, the "other” railway watch

  1. perseo66 Dec 17, 2020

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    Maybe you can help me
    I'm still rearranging the serial chronology table.
    if you, who are the owners of these wonderful watches. you send me your serials, so I adjust the chronology shot.
    my email.
    [email protected]
    you can delete the last 2 digits.

    thank you all
    roberto trombetta

    I wait for you for my new book
    "the time in the trains ..... continues"
     
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  2. diogohra Jan 16, 2021

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    Hi all, I’m the owner of the UG FS MK1 that is presented in Roberto’s book. Roberto sold me this watch after taking the pictures for his book, and it has been with me ever since. Indeed I can confirm that the dial must be misplaced since it doesn’t show the “Swiss Made” letters. As you can see in the pictures, the minute marks go right until the edge of the dial and there is no space between the minute marks and the border of the dial. So, no Roberto, there is no refraction here. Did you notice the dial was misplaced before you sold it to me? I’m taking the watch to my watchmaker in order to see if he can place the dial properly. When I have some news, I’ll get back to you.
    Meanwhile, I guess you should release a 2nd edition of the book with a proper picture of the MK1, right?
    Best regards to all.
    Diogo Alves
     
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  3. diogohra Jan 16, 2021

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    Additionally, you sold me the watch as fully original, so I don’t really understand why you’d say that it has the wrong crystal and the wrong retaining ring. Any explanation for that?
     
  4. perseo66 Jan 16, 2021

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    after you see the watchmaker contact me...
    best regards
     
  5. diogohra Jan 16, 2021

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    I’ll get in touch once I have news, for sure. Meanwhile, could you explain why you were saying the watch doesn’t have the correct crystal and retaining ring?
    Grazie,
    Diogo
     
  6. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 16, 2021

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    The retaining ring is likely covering the SWISS/SWISS MADE marking. This is a fairly common occurrence.
     
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  7. perseo66 Jan 16, 2021

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    the glass has an armored metal ring could be that. sorry but you don't remember your watch specifically but if I sold it to you, you think there are no problems with originality. if I have any doubts, no problem I'll take my watch back. I always try to please the customers. I am also a collector. I am not a dealer. however we hear the watchmaker.
     
  8. perseo66 Jan 16, 2021

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    In this watch you see Sviss Made? 769B84EA-1530-4EFE-A4F3-874963356483.png
     
  9. Aedaxoo Jan 17, 2021

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    The tension ring is covering it up. You can clearly see it is thick. My ug fs has a thinner ring so you can see it more easily. When you visit the watchmaker you will see the swiss right where it belongs.
     
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  10. perseo66 Jan 17, 2021

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    Ohhh perseo p.watch railroad in a very good Condition...........noce too
     
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  11. Aedaxoo Jan 18, 2021

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    universal was not the only one making watces for ferrovie dello stato. Often faked but still a great alternative to ug.
     
  12. septentrio Feb 3, 2021

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    This dial ::love::

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  13. perseo66 Feb 3, 2021

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    i prefer back....::love::::bleh:::eek:
     
  14. rcs914 Feb 3, 2021

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    As the Perseo watches go, what does anybody think of this one for $84 shipped? It's marked FS on the back and the bracelet clasp is marked with Perseo too.

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  15. perseo66 Feb 4, 2021

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    Hi
    Dial isn’t correct. I think it is fake. Bracelet marked it is easy to find. Have you see movement? Colour like gold or bronze? I need more photo.
    Ciao
    Roberto
     
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  16. septentrio Feb 5, 2021

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    [​IMG]
     
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  17. rcs914 Feb 5, 2021

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  18. perseo66 Feb 5, 2021

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    fake I conferme. movement isn't bronze color and dial don't like... i'm afraid
    ciao
     
  19. lezlangdon Likes arguing with halfwits in need of girlfriends Feb 5, 2021

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    There was a FS watch, a C case Universal Geneve, sold by a New York seller on ebay for £1200 a month or so ago, very well presented but a surprising price nevertheless.
     
  20. bardamu Feb 24, 2021

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    Glad to join the group with my first example of this wonderful watch, a mark II just back from service :)
     
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