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    Re: Universal Geneve Polerouter

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    Thanks all. It is the best condition vintage wristwatch I have. In fact, it stands up well compared to my best condition pocketwatches.
    Yummy! Congratulations. Where did You find it?

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    Re: Universal Geneve Polerouter

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    Where did You find it?
    Canada.
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    Re: Universal Geneve Polerouter


    My first Polerouter, 14K gold capped case. Movement is a 218-2 with micrometric adjustment of the regulator. It is in quite good condition. The dial can be a challenge to read in direct sunlight, so this is strictly an evening watch.


    Very nice. Interesting to see this watch with gold dial. I happen to have exactly the same watch, except that mine has a silver dial with crosshair. It dates to 1962. It is a nice "transitional" model, between the Polerouters from the 1950's and the 1960's. It still has the beautiful index ring, applied logo, and the caseback with engraving. The movement is still a (further improved) microtor.

    Do you have a picture of the caseback as well ?

    Congatulations and thanks for sharing.

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    I guess this gold one to be about the best of the Polerouters. I have a 215 maybe the first model? Nice condition and function. I do not know of a water resistant case for these, but this one has original screw on wrench flat edged glass back with gasket. I do not know of another 50+ year old glass back w.w. Screw on to prevent the thick glass breaking? It came from watchmaker-dealer selling shop eqpt. so maybe a demonstrater?
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    Art, your Polerouter has a 215 which was the first microtor, before that there was a short period with bumper auto. Your glass back case must have been custom made, maybe by the company or importer as a 'salesman case' to use a term from pocketwatch collecting? The bezel of it looks to be identical to a stock screw on caseback, like on mine. I need to take new pictures of the caseback, don't know what happened to the ones I had.
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    Re: Universal Geneve Polerouter

    Fabulous. Considering the novelty factor of the microtor I think it very likely that a retailer, or even a wholesaler, would want a display back to emphasis the new movement.
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    Re: Universal Geneve Polerouter

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Fabulous. Considering the novelty factor of the microtor I think it very likely that a retailer, or even a wholesaler, would want a display back to emphasis the new movement.
    OH MAN I want a custom glass back for my vintages!

    My Universal says hi. It's not a Polerouter but it features a (much later generation) microtor movement.



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    Re: Universal Geneve Polerouter

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    Art, your Polerouter has a 215 which was the first microtor, before that there was a short period with bumper auto. Your glass back case must have been custom made, maybe by the company or importer as a 'salesman case' to use a term from pocketwatch collecting? The bezel of it looks to be identical to a stock screw on caseback, like on mine. I need to take new pictures of the caseback, don't know what happened to the ones I had.
    Does the screw thread back normally indicate water resistant or better case quality? Appreciate your opinion about the glass back. It was without strap in a box of many old watches, but may never have been used.
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    Re: Universal Geneve Polerouter

    superb watch with a superb movement
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