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  1. #1
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    universal geneve cal 138


    I have an automatic UG with cal 138 from 1950 inherited from my uncle.
    Beautiful watch, but I can adjust the time only going backward in time and not forward. Can anyone tell me whether there is something wrong (and what could be) or it is just a normal thing? The person I use cleaning didn't know.

    I am attaching a pic of the watch.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Re: universal geneve cal 138

    Sounds like some keyless works issue- I'm not a watchmaker, so dunno what else could have gone wrong. One thing you absolutely shouldn't do is setting the time this way.
    I would discourage wearing it before it gets the repairs done by a watchmaker.
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    Re: universal geneve cal 138

    When I've had that problem, it's been caused by the crown not being properly tightened on the winding stem, so it turns one way but not the other. Apart from that, mkws' advice is sound - find a proper watchmaker and get the problem sorted out.

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