Anyone can give me their opinion on Universal Geneve pocket Watches?

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    Anyone can give me their opinion on Universal Geneve pocket Watches?

    Are they a good brand? Could I get some info.
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    Re: Anyone can give me their opinion on Universal Geneve pocket Watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vsanzbajo View Post
    Are they a good brand? Could I get some info.
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    In general they have Swiss Unitas movements or early variants thereof. Casing varies with the style of the time. Properly running they are much more collectable than any of the quartz movement pocket watches being made today.

    Does that help?
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Anyone can give me their opinion on Universal Geneve pocket Watches?

    I just want to know how much is it worth, and if it is worth fixing. Apart from the sentimental value. Is this a good watch? High end?
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    Re: Anyone can give me their opinion on Universal Geneve pocket Watches?

    We don't do valuations (but eBay will give you some information). In general these Unitas movements are not expensive to fix and parts can easily be obtained. This has a nice minimalist dial and is a beautiful piece. Since it can't be used without service, I'd do that if this were my heirloom.

    There are many watches which are higher end than this. But in relation to all pocket watches ever made, this is at the top 10%.

    More information can be given if you can show us the movement. The stickies at the top of the forum can help, possibly.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Anyone can give me their opinion on Universal Geneve pocket Watches?

    Thank you so much for your input. Anyone else have more info about this particular model?

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    Re: Anyone can give me their opinion on Universal Geneve pocket Watches?

    Here is a pic of the movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    We don't do valuations (but eBay will give you some information). In general these Unitas movements are not expensive to fix and parts can easily be obtained. This has a nice minimalist dial and is a beautiful piece. Since it can't be used without service, I'd do that if this were my heirloom.

    There are many watches which are higher end than this. But in relation to all pocket watches ever made, this is at the top 10%.

    More information can be given if you can show us the movement. The stickies at the top of the forum can help, possibly.

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    Re: Anyone can give me their opinion on Universal Geneve pocket Watches?

    Well, according to the inscription on the movement ("56") it ought to be a Universal Ca. 56:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Universal 56 (Movado 345)

    ...which is actually a Movado Cal. 345. If in doubt, you might want to turn to Movado for spare parts.

    Hartmut Richter

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