At a glance thought it was a Montblanc LE

Dec 14, 2019,14:04 PM
 

Seriously... 
Now seeing what it actually is... stunning!

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 By: EinPa : December 14th, 2019-13:47
1930s Universal Geneve Compur 38mm rarity ...  

At a glance thought it was a Montblanc LE

 
 By: Mostel : December 14th, 2019-14:04
Seriously... Now seeing what it actually is... stunning!

It’s one of a kind - recently acquired

 
 By: EinPa : December 14th, 2019-14:06
I’ve never seen another. Usually lives in my safe. ...  

Snail dial

 
 By: EinPa : December 14th, 2019-15:17
The snail is for calculating a pulse when using the chrono. I believe you count 20 beats, kill the chrono and then read the pulse per minute

Wow -- just fantastic! [nt]

 
 By: Moana43 : December 14th, 2019-16:22

Charles Vermot started at Martel Watch in 1936...

 
 By: rdenney : December 14th, 2019-20:53
...five years before they moved into their storied digs on the Rue de la Chapelle in Les Ponts-de-Martel. That building was pictured in Universal literature with Universal where it (even now) actually says Martel. (Pics not uploading for me, but Streetvie... 

Thank you for the information

 
 By: EinPa : January 2nd, 2020-18:51
I wasn’t originally going to buy this piece. ( I kept telling myself that anyway). But I just kept coming back to it. Finding a 38mm watch from the 1930’s is insanely hard, and I knew if I passed it up, that I’d never see it again.

Superb! Wow... Bravo! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 2nd, 2020-22:51

Thank you

 
 By: EinPa : January 2nd, 2020-23:50
Reconfirms for me that this was the right purchase

It’s funny

 
 By: EinPa : January 3rd, 2020-06:23
Someone posted a new Habring and I swear the dial face is Exactly the same. Not that I have anything against Habring. I actually think they are the nicest people in the business and do great work. I do think that watchmakers should give a nod or tribute i... 

Look

 
 By: EinPa : January 3rd, 2020-14:52
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Yes, indeed. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 3rd, 2020-14:54

I mean if it was a song ....

 
 By: EinPa : January 3rd, 2020-15:00
But no ones left to protect UG so I suppose it’s all fair game. Still they should give them a nod

A kind of hommage, in sum?

 
 By: amanico : January 3rd, 2020-15:02
There were some other snails which were great... Such as this one, for example. ...  

wonderful. [nt]

 
 By: EinPa : January 3rd, 2020-15:06
any idea who made that one. no names are very cool. But if you look more closely at my example, you will see for example the arrow entry to the snail. it exact detail copy. the only change outside of the hands is the placement of the brand logo which effe... 

great strap choice [nt]

 
 By: EinPa : January 3rd, 2020-15:12

Tissot Omega JV

 
 By: EdwardL : January 9th, 2020-03:20
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Terrific! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 9th, 2020-03:21

It has nothing to do with Habring.

 
 By: CL : January 11th, 2020-18:47
The design was created by Shellman who is a very well known store that sells vintage pieces. It is an obvious hommage to pieces from the 30s-40s and they did mention it. We may be a bit too fast to say that they copy and no, it is not an exact detail copy...