Saturday, April 28, 2007

Universal Geneve 1960s Polerouter Date Cal 218-2

Universal Geneve Polerouter Date Steel & Gold Wrist Watch. This watch is in very good condition. Automatic movement with date indicator at the 3 O'clock. Central sweeping second hand. Gold cap with 18K Gold inner bezel and dial. Original Universal Geneve Crown. Watch is from the 1960's.

The successors of the inaugural Polerouter cal. 215 are the cal. 218 and 218-2 (date). Introduced arround 1960, it replaced all calibers of the type 215. The movement thickness was reduced to 4.7 mm owing to the integration of the date function. The movement has the same micrometric adjustment of the balance spring as the cal. 215 (chronomètre). Furthermore, it featured several innovations of the automatic winding system. For example, on 30th January 1957, Universal Genève lodged an application for Patent No. 330900, referring to a further development of the winding mechanism.

This watch was fully overhauled in 2006 for a cost of 380.00. The watchmaker commented in the excellent condition of the watch overall and this piece will give much service for many years.

Price $USD 595.00 plus shipping and insurance. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


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