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Universal Geneve FS, the "other” railway watch

  1. Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Nov 13, 2018

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    Description on eBay states the dial was refinished
     
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  2. ekel Dec 23, 2018

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    Edited Dec 23, 2018
  3. one eyed Jack Dec 28, 2018

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    The face looks identical to one of mine, so it maybe a NOS dial or perhaps both are redials
     
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  4. aap Dec 28, 2018

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    Sorry, but mine is the first generation, which has a different dial configuration. The others, esp @Rman, would be at a better position to help you.
     
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  5. one eyed Jack Dec 28, 2018

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    I'm not sure if the 18mm lug models were first gen, always thought they were concurrent with the C case 19mm models
     
  6. one eyed Jack Dec 31, 2018

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  7. ekel Jan 16, 2019

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  8. WhereMadnessLies Jan 24, 2019

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    I managed to win this example on eBay the other day. Are the crowns on these signed as the one on mine isn't?

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    Next job is to get it serviced. Can't wait to wear it as it fits my wrist perfectly.
     
  9. one eyed Jack Jan 25, 2019

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    yes they are, with a Capital U
     
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  10. ekel Feb 5, 2019

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    Is your dial slightly spidered (see the sun dial in the picture) as well?
     
  11. one eyed Jack Feb 10, 2019

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    neither of them are spidered
     
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  12. MikeM Mar 15, 2019

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    Great thread and thanks for your research Rman.

    Here’s mine. It arrived yesterday and seems to be running well. I need to track down an original crown and I’ll get it serviced, but otherwise I’m really pleased with it.

    The case appears to be unpolished with crisp edges and the dial and hands are great for a 50 something year old piece.
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  13. bgrisso Mar 15, 2019

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    Did anyone ever figure out if the FS number on the caseback is random, like an employee number or something, or sequential, based on date of assignment?
     
  14. Njnjcfp88 Mar 15, 2019

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    That’s a good question. Imo,I would think the (sequential) latter; seems logical ...
     
  15. Njnjcfp88 Mar 15, 2019

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    My dad “Mad Red” ; was the most senior track Foreman on the LIRR in the lates 70s/early 80s and he was kinda annoyed that he had to buy his own watch. Lol. But he didn’t complain that his Teamsters pension at age 55 was about $52k a year back in 1984.
     
  16. MikeM Mar 15, 2019

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    This is the back of mine - please excuse the skanky spring bars, they’re what it came with and I don’t have any others the correct width!

    I’m guessing it’s relatively early in the run due to the earlier style case, and yet the number isn’t particularly low.
     
  17. bgrisso Mar 15, 2019

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    mine has a low number, much lower than other examples I have seen online, I wasn't sure if this means it's an early example, or if the numbers are not sequential and perhaps it means nothing...
     
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  18. Jonatan Mar 17, 2019

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    Here's mine 077333
     
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  19. ekel Mar 19, 2019

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  20. yvrclimber Mar 20, 2019

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    Mine now...

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    Merci, mon ami.