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Universal Geneve FS, the "other” railway watch

  1. perseo66 Feb 24, 2021

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    welcome.......:D
     
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  2. dmtowl Mar 27, 2021

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    This thread inspired me to grab this beautiful MK2. Cheers fellas.
     
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  3. rbob99 Mar 27, 2021

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    Here's mine. 2nd iteration. I find the glossy white dial, with no date and Arabic numerals, to be very attractive.

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  4. TZWONG Mar 28, 2021

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    Just shot this, absolutely loving my V1 still!
     
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  5. Aedaxoo Mar 29, 2021

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    looking at these never gets old. Wether in person or on OF.
     
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  6. JulianK Apr 5, 2021

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    Is it possible to get a new and thinner tension ring that would fit the crystal? Or would that require a donor case?
     
  7. bongalaboo Apr 27, 2021

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    Does anyone know where I can get a replacement crystal for these?
     
  8. vibe Apr 27, 2021

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    Really looking forward to putting this bad boy on my MKI. Gotta swap out the case tube to match.
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  9. diogohra May 5, 2021

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    I took the watch to my watchmaker as previously stated and it happens that it had the wrong crystal placed (which marked the dial a little, above the "Swiss Made" - yes, it's there after all!). After replacing the crystal and cleaning the dial, here's how it looks now.
    It took me a while to figure it out and bring it back to its original splendour, but now it just looks fantastic. It's even keeping amazing time after the movement overhauling.
    I confess I was considering adding a Junghans Max Bill to my collection, but after getting this back from the watchmaker, I really think it fills the Bauhaus white dial urge.
    Best regards to all fellow collectors,
    Diogo Alves
     
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  10. JulianK May 5, 2021

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    Hi Diogo,

    How did you find a new crystal with a retaining ring that would fit? Is it an original UG crystal?
     
  11. diogohra May 5, 2021

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    I asked my watchmaker for a crystal specially made for this watch, that would fit properly. So no, I guess it’s not an original UG but it fits perfectly.
     
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  12. omegastar May 6, 2021

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    I just bought this Arsa automatic which has the FS hallmark. After having read the thread, I realise that this watch does not meet the sub second, markers and manual wind criteria, so I am wondering if it is real ? I bought the watch locally in a lot and the seller was not aware of the hallmarks. I would be grateful if the knowledgeable people and especially @perseo66 could shed some light on this watch.
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  13. vibe May 6, 2021

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    wow that really looks great, congrats!!!
     
  14. MarktheTime May 7, 2021

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    “Ferrovie Friday” with a new strap from deLugs, slightly darker grey than the last one. I think it works! :)
     
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  15. bongalaboo May 31, 2021

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    Got my hands on this.
    1. Dial looks good. No issues
    2. Crystal needs replacements (Please help me find one)
    3. Caseback doesn't have an engraved number but does have a 864.107 case back number. Does anyone know what this is?

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  16. Carlton-Browne May 31, 2021

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    Have a look at page 8 of this thread (I also own a case without an engraved serial number) - my reading of it is that this was sold in a shop rather than being issued by the railways but there's a bit of scope for that to be lost in translation.

    I'm not sure I'd be overly worried about tracking down an exact crystal - just ask your watchmaker to find a stock one that won't obscure the Swiss Made at the bottom of the dial.
     
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  17. tyrantlizardrex Jul 8, 2021

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    If I'd maybe spent a few hours staring at these, and potentially decided that acquiring one was a really really good idea, could any of you fine folks point me in the correct direction?

    I'm guessing Italy is a good placed to hunt?
     
  18. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Jul 8, 2021

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    @tyrantlizardrex Try a WTB here on OF. Heck, you might even get a message from someone who sees your post above.

    There were sure hard to come by in the US when I was looking. Thankfully a fellow OF member came to the rescue.
     
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  19. Carlton-Browne Jul 8, 2021

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    Or Ebay.it. Set up a couple of searches and be patient.
     
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  20. bgrisso Jul 8, 2021

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    A bit harder to find these days in good condition for reasonable price. Easy to find in crap condition for terrible price. Patience is key.
     
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