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1995 Universal Compax Chronograph

A superb condition yellow gold and stainless steel Swiss mens ca. 1990 classic Univeral Geneve Compax chronograph wrist watch with a 25 jewelled automatic movement and date. The watch has just been fully serviced and overhauled by my watch-maker, and is keeping excellent time and all functions are in full working order. This is guaranteed to be a genuine Swiss Univeral Geneve Compax men's wrist watch, signed to the dial, movement, crown and case, in excellent condition and comes with a new presentation box as shown. This is a beautifully made Swiss Univeral Compax Chronograph man's wristwatch, dating from ca. 1990, with full Universal marks to the watch. The watch is clearly marked and is in its original cas.



THE DIAL: 96% mint, the original china white colored dial with gold hour markers and signed "Univeral Geneve Automatic, Compax ". Dial with luminous coated hands and centre seconds hand. Diameter is 32 mm. The crystal is also in excellent condition. The dial with subsidary dials for running seconds, minutes and elapsed hours and a centre seconds chronograph hand, all are in full working order. The original crystal is also in excellent condition.



THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with nickel steel plates. The watch with a compensated regulator and two arm bimetallic balance, with overcoiled hairspring. The movement fully signed "Universal Geneve.", and highly jeweled with 25 jewels and auto rotor to centre. The watch is a Universal UG98 calibre and appears to be based on a Valjoux 7750. The watch with a gold plated screw down winding button, stamped with Universal symbol. The movement is very clean and has been well looked after and just recently overhauled and lubed by my watch-maker. The watch is a classic example of high grade Swiss engineering from Universal.


THE CHRONOGRAPH: 100% mint, the chronograph is in full working order, with the top button starting the centre hand and the right hand elasped minutes dial and lower centre elapsed hours. Pushing this button a 2nd time, stops the hand to give total elapsed time. Finally, pushing in the lower button, returns the centre hand and subsidary seconds, minutes and hours hands to their zero or 12.00 positions. The steel and yellow gold front slide-rule bezel in full working order and very clean, minor loss at zero position.

 THE CASE: 100% mint, the the gold and stainless steel case measures 39 mm outside diameter, and 46 mm to ends of lugs. The front cover is excellent and the snap on stainless steel rear cover closing tightly and with new rubber o-ring. The watch case rear cover signed "Universal Geneve" and the case number of and 178,xxx and the "U" symbol for Universal. Please note that we do not re-polish cases to give a new look, as this often results in surfaces and edges being abraded as is so often the case.

The watch comes with its original yellow gold and steel Universal watch band, in very fine condition and of a good size and a new blue leatherette presentation box as shown. This is a high quality Univeral Geneve Compax Chronograph watch, in crisp condition and of fabulous quality. This watch has clearly had a sheltered life and was most likely kept just for "Sunday Best", hence its near mint and immaculate condition.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 May, 2008.
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