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Universal Geneve FS, the "other” railway watch

  1. MattF Apr 6, 2018

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    The faceted case was made by CB and is a much better quality case. The metal is significantly better and less prone to pitting, etc which was very prevalent in the second series pieces. That said the second series is a much chunkier watch and wears bigger.
     
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  2. one eyed Jack Apr 14, 2018

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    I have a case and face for the earlier FS watch and asked my local watch repairer to transfer the contents of a cushion case FS in to it but he said it was very difficult and didn't want to do it. I'm glad he didn't as the cushion case has grown on me
     
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  3. one eyed Jack Apr 14, 2018

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    the UG watches are stainless steel, this Perseo watch appears to be chrome plated brass
    19mm, the earlier case examples are 18mm
     
  4. one eyed Jack Apr 14, 2018

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    my small case 34mm has 18mm lugs, and my cushion case FS watches arew 19mm
     
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  5. one eyed Jack Apr 14, 2018

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  6. R3D9 Apr 14, 2018

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    It'll be interested to see if either sells for the BIN price... seems very high, although I would say that, in good condition, these watches are a great value if you can get them under $500 USD.
     
  7. bgrisso Apr 14, 2018

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    even though they are smaller, I prefer the earlier case and the radial sub seconds dial....
     
  8. ekel Apr 15, 2018

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    What do you plan to do with the case and dial?
     
  9. one eyed Jack Apr 15, 2018

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    At some point I'll get around to putting them on ebay
     
  10. one eyed Jack Oct 31, 2018

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  11. Carlton-Browne Oct 31, 2018

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    Case only though. And I don't think that picture represents what it is you are getting.

    Still, plenty of donors available from Ebay.
     
  12. one eyed Jack Oct 31, 2018

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    been updated but the pictures aren't very good
     
  13. rcs914 Oct 31, 2018

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  14. one eyed Jack Nov 1, 2018

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    Omega were putting quirky cases on their Cosmic watches at much the same time, not sure I like them or this example either, but each to his own. 19mm lugs?
     
  15. Mephisto Nov 2, 2018

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  16. one eyed Jack Nov 2, 2018

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    A nice C case, good photo's too
     
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  17. stevec14 Nov 9, 2018

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  18. Carlton-Browne Nov 9, 2018

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    The missing FS is easily explained; somebody trying to disguise the fact that they've stolen it from work. The way the tops of some of the remaining numbers are polished is a bit of a giveaway. I can't explain the dial although the way the numerals are inked make me think it's a redial. It's definitely not worth the asking price!
     
  19. stevec14 Nov 9, 2018

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    I thought as much. Thanks for your help
     
  20. one eyed Jack Nov 13, 2018

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    possibly a repaint, strap should be 19mm, its clearly been trimmed to fit, too clean for my taste as its over 50 years old it should have some patina