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Universal Geneve Polerouter Date

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Maker: Universal geneve
Model: Polerouter ref. 204610
Functions: Date
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Width: 34mm
Case Thickness: 9.2mm
Crystal: Original UG-signed plexiglass
Lume: Yes, tritium
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: N/A
Year: 1950s

CONDITION REPORT

The case shows some signs of wear (dings and scratches), but still holds the original shape as it hasn’t been overpolished (maybe lightly polished in the past). The caseback has been polished and no logo or serial numbers could be seen. The movement has been completely serviced, so it’s working perfectly. Please note that these microrotors movement usually have faulty microrotors (that either don’t wind the watch or scratch the caseback), these problems have been solved and now is working as it should. The dial has heavy but attractive patina, the lettering is intact.  The hands have the usual wear, showing some signs of patina, too. The crown is original but not correct to this reference (belongs to a later 1970s reference). The crystal is original and correct to the watch, two small dents can be seen at 11 and 1 that are noticeable if you pay close attention.

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Description

The Universal Geneve Polerouter is one of watchmaking’s best pieces. It is not the most complicated, neither the highest quality. This watch represents an era in which watchmaking was trully aimed at a specific purpose.

This particular watch was developed by Universal Geneve (and designed by the famous Gerald Genta) for the SAS (Scandinavian Airline System) to fly over the North Pole in the 1950s. This is a true aviation watch that, in our opinion, is still undervalued.