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Universal. A Fine, Rare and Oversized Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch
Universal. A Fine, Rare and Oversized Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch

SIGNED UNIVERSAL, GENÈVE, COMAPX, CASE NO. 22430, SERIAL NO. 1'193'758, MANUFACTURED IN 1945

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Universal. A Fine, Rare and Oversized Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch
Signed Universal, Genève, Comapx, Case No. 22430, Serial No. 1'193'758, Manufactured in 1945
Movement: Manual, Cal. UG 292, stamped UOW, 17 jewels
Dial: Silvered, Arabic numerals with luminous accents, three subsidiary dials, tachymeter scale
Case: Stainless steel, snap on back, 45.5mm diam.
Strap/Buckle: Associated leather strap, associated steel buckle
Accompanied by: A Universal Extract from the Archives

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Lot Essay

Very attractive and highly sought-after, the present watch stands out as an early and oversized steel chronograph. Dating to the mid 1940s, the watch has a diameter of 45.5mm, a rarity for this time in production where few are known to the market. The dial, aging nicely, is turning a darker shade towards the upper middle which will no doubt continue to transform further to a full "tropical" dial in years to come. Furthermore, the movement is stamped UOW, the U.S.A import code for Universal.

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