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Universal Geneve FS, the "other” railway watch

  1. one eyed Jack Mar 20, 2019

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  2. ekel Mar 20, 2019

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    Thanks. You have two of the round 35mm? Any thoughts on the example in the link? I have requested for better pictures
     
  3. bgrisso Mar 20, 2019

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    I would want to see inside caseback
     
  4. Braindrain Mar 20, 2019

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    I have got to see this 'in the metal' next time we meet up!
     
  5. one eyed Jack Mar 20, 2019

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    It's in better condition than mine
     
  6. Carlton-Browne Mar 21, 2019

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    That was my thought.
     
  7. Carlton-Browne Mar 21, 2019

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    I don't agree that the price seems too good to be true; these are not in any way rare and neither is the finishing particularly high end.
     
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  8. rcs914 Mar 21, 2019

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    I think he means that because the round case ones are rarer than the cushion case ones, and it's difficult to find one for less than $500 these days, that this one seems like more of a bargain.
     
  9. Carlton-Browne Mar 21, 2019

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    Indeed. Do we have any consensus whether it is or isn't a franken - I'm not convinced quite yet and case back with a different case reference would be the start of that discussion.
     
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  10. rcs914 Mar 21, 2019

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    Utterly no idea on the quality of the actual watch, TBH. I only glanced at the (very bad) photos accompanying the listing. It's not something I was going to jump at.
     
  11. ekel Apr 4, 2019

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    Thanks all and thank you @bgrisso for passing on this piece to me! It's a stunner!

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  12. brettf4 Apr 10, 2019

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    I've got another interesting variant to share here - mine is a high serial number (115,xxx) C-case example with a slightly different dial, which is silver, and I don't think it's enameled. The numerals look very similar, but instead of being pressed from the back they appear to be applied. The seconds subdial is a little larger than the normal ones too, and features concentric circles. Additionally, the bottom of the dial is simply marked "Swiss" instead of "Swiss Made." It's a joy to wear, picture below. They aren't very good but I was really trying to highlight the differences in the subdial and the applied numerals.

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  13. jccjr May 26, 2019

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  14. zuzu85 May 28, 2019

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    I just found this one, where the minute hand is not original. What do you think of the patina? It costs around 250 euro. Is that a good price?
     
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  15. Carlton-Browne May 29, 2019

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    These are not rare watches - I'd wait for a good one with all original parts (including a signed crown) and I believe that, with a bit of patience, you'll manage that for €250.
     
  16. Crocker7 Jun 4, 2019

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  17. Crocker7 Jun 4, 2019

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    Does anyone know where I can buy a good FS?
     
  18. bubba48 Jun 5, 2019

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  19. dabbispade Jun 5, 2019

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    Simple and classic!
     
  20. Crocker7 Jun 5, 2019

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