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A beautiful example of high Art Deco design, this gorgeous vintage 1941 Universal Geneve dress watch has a fantastic original factory printed dial with mirrored stylized numbers in a unique 35mm Enversteel case with in-house UG calibre 262 movement freshly serviced and running beautifully within. I simply love the look and design of that Art Deco 12, the tiny detail that makes this timepiece stick out from the rest. With light patina and gentle wear on the case this watch has that perfect vintage feel and with its thin profile makes both a classy dress or casual timepiece for everyday wear.
Style: Art Deco
Case: A beautifully thin, uniquely designed case measuring 35mm in diameter excluding the original unsigned crown. It has very interesting lugs which are flat on top near the bezel but have almost a fluted two-sided chamfer near the tip. It is made with Universal Geneve's own formula of stainless steel called Enversteel, stamped on the back with the model number 21283, serial number dating it to approximately 1941, then inside Enversteel, Universal Geneve. Light wear throughout and a few small marks on the back where it would have been opened for repair. Including the domed plastic crystal the watch measures only 9.6mm thick. The lugs are fixed, a permanent bar so a clip on or open ended 18mm strap is needed to attach to the case. At the moment it is fitted with an 18mm simple black leather clip on style strap.
Dial: Original factory printed silver dial with wonderful mirrored numbers 12 and 6 and unique hour do markers with outer minute track and sub-seconds at 6. Light spotting is visible under magnification, but in daylight it has a beautiful bright, vintage look. Signed Universal Geneve, Swiss. The original no-lume dauphine style hands have some spotting as well but match the dial perfectly.
Movement: Universal Geneve in-house manual wind caliber 262 movement with blue steel hairspring and 15 jewels in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition with bright movement plates and just a bit of patina on the crown and ratchet wheels. Freshly serviced here at Meticulous, keeping good time and comes with our full 1 year mechanical warranty, ready to wear.