Universal Genève Field Watch

Regular price
$2,990
Regular price
Sale price
$2,990
REF 7480
Manual-winding
32 MM
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SKU AS06316
ref 7480
case size 32 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1930s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Field
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 16
Includes Includes brown 'Bund' style leather strap with signed stainless steel pin buckle.
REF 7480
Manual-winding
32 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06316
ref 7480
case size 32 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1930s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Field
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 16 MM
Includes Includes brown 'Bund' style leather strap with signed stainless steel pin buckle.

Why We Love it

Universal Genève is a true vintage watch nerd's type of brand, and we're happy to see it's been growing in popularity and getting the recognition we feel it deserves. 

Dating back to 1894, Universal earned its reputation by building beautiful watches powered by their innovative in-house movements, rather than using off-the-shelf parts like many of their Swiss counterparts. They were an early pioneer of chronographs with their Compax line in the 30's and 40's, brought us the timeless Polerouter in the 1950's, and put the world's thinnest automatic movement into the stunning White Shadow in the 1960's. That's quite a track record, but there is so much more to UG than just those models: Indeed, some of their simple field watches offer incredible value and are beautiful to behold, to boot. 

Dating to circa 1938-1939, this UG Reference 7480 field watch is housed in a 32mm stainless steel ‘stepped’ case with an acrylic crystal, an unsigned crown, and a thick, smooth bezel. This attractive case houses a satin silver dial with a black outer railroad minutes track, a sub-seconds register at 6:00, Radium Arabic indices, and a matching blued-steel alpha handset. Powered by the manually-wound Universal Genève Calibre 262 movement, this military/field-style timepiece comes paired to an awesome brown ‘Bund’-style leather strap with a signed steel pin buckle.

Small in size but big in character, this piece provides an excellent jumping-off place for the enterprising collector looking for something just a little bit different — especially a collector interested in military-style watches.

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Satin silver Radium dial with black 'railroad' minute track is in excellent condition with matching 'alpha' handset. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

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Universal Genève was founded in 1894 by Numa-Emile Descombes and Ulysse George Perret.
In the brand's earliest days, it established itself as a manufacturer of in-house movements of exceptional quality. Universal Genève was also among the first watch manufactures to specialize in wristwatches. In 1897, Louis Eduoard Berthoud — noted designer of complicated watch movements — joined the company. His involvement ensured Universal Genève's supremacy in the development of complicated watches in the 20th Century.
It was under Berthoud's leadership that the brand's reputation as a producer of chronographs was solidified. Chronographs, in particular — namely the Compur and the Compax lines — attracted the attention of watch aficionados, aviators, and militaries around the world. Even the Royal Family of the Netherlands issued a royal charter for Universal Genève to outfit the Dutch military with its chronographs.
Universal Genève was also once responsible for some of the most beautiful dress and time-only watches of the mid-20th century. From the purpose-driven Polerouter to the ornate Cabriolet, UG had a touch all its own and breathed incredible beauty and craftsmanship into every piece they produced. Although the brand is currently dormant, there is tremendous interest in collector circles for vintage models, and is regarded very highly by horological historians and design enthusiasts alike.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Universal Genève Field Watch

Universal Genève Field Watch

Regular price
$2,990
Regular price
Sale price
$2,990
Universal Genève Field Watch

Why We Love it

Universal Genève is a true vintage watch nerd's type of brand, and we're happy to see it's been growing in popularity and getting the recognition we feel it deserves. 

Dating back to 1894, Universal earned its reputation by building beautiful watches powered by their innovative in-house movements, rather than using off-the-shelf parts like many of their Swiss counterparts. They were an early pioneer of chronographs with their Compax line in the 30's and 40's, brought us the timeless Polerouter in the 1950's, and put the world's thinnest automatic movement into the stunning White Shadow in the 1960's. That's quite a track record, but there is so much more to UG than just those models: Indeed, some of their simple field watches offer incredible value and are beautiful to behold, to boot. 

Dating to circa 1938-1939, this UG Reference 7480 field watch is housed in a 32mm stainless steel ‘stepped’ case with an acrylic crystal, an unsigned crown, and a thick, smooth bezel. This attractive case houses a satin silver dial with a black outer railroad minutes track, a sub-seconds register at 6:00, Radium Arabic indices, and a matching blued-steel alpha handset. Powered by the manually-wound Universal Genève Calibre 262 movement, this military/field-style timepiece comes paired to an awesome brown ‘Bund’-style leather strap with a signed steel pin buckle.

Small in size but big in character, this piece provides an excellent jumping-off place for the enterprising collector looking for something just a little bit different — especially a collector interested in military-style watches.

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Satin silver Radium dial with black 'railroad' minute track is in excellent condition with matching 'alpha' handset. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

+
Universal Genève was founded in 1894 by Numa-Emile Descombes and Ulysse George Perret.
In the brand's earliest days, it established itself as a manufacturer of in-house movements of exceptional quality. Universal Genève was also among the first watch manufactures to specialize in wristwatches. In 1897, Louis Eduoard Berthoud — noted designer of complicated watch movements — joined the company. His involvement ensured Universal Genève's supremacy in the development of complicated watches in the 20th Century.
It was under Berthoud's leadership that the brand's reputation as a producer of chronographs was solidified. Chronographs, in particular — namely the Compur and the Compax lines — attracted the attention of watch aficionados, aviators, and militaries around the world. Even the Royal Family of the Netherlands issued a royal charter for Universal Genève to outfit the Dutch military with its chronographs.
Universal Genève was also once responsible for some of the most beautiful dress and time-only watches of the mid-20th century. From the purpose-driven Polerouter to the ornate Cabriolet, UG had a touch all its own and breathed incredible beauty and craftsmanship into every piece they produced. Although the brand is currently dormant, there is tremendous interest in collector circles for vintage models, and is regarded very highly by horological historians and design enthusiasts alike.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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