I am also curious what they will do with it within the next few years.

Jul 10, 2024,14:51 PM
 

But I might not really be the targeted customer for the relaunched Universal Geneves, rumors are they will be starting in a 5-digit price range and that is unfortunately way out of my comfort zone. Seeing that one can hunt down vintage Polerouters, White Shadows, Compaxes, Ferrovie Stratos and many other amazing watches for a tiny fraction of these figures vintage is all the more appealing for me, and I am very sceptical that the relaunched models can match the vintage originals in style, beauty or charme. That has hardly ever been the case in the watch world IHMO.
IΒ΄m more concerned what the marketing around the relaunch of UG (there will be a huge marketing campaign behind the relaunch I assume) will do to the prices of vintage models. Maybe some models will skyrocket due to the new customer base that was not aware of the brand before, we will see.
I am now trying to scoop up as many interresting models in the next few months if possible. If they still remain accessible - no damage done - if the prices start to rise I have a nice collection of Universal Geneves by then.

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Quick peek of a rare bird,

 
 By: clemens m : July 10th, 2024-10:50
a Universal Geneve White Shadow Quartz with Cal. 74 and blue dial. The dial color has degraded over time to a nice purple hue when the light hits it the right way. Very hard to capture on camera but I'll give it a try: If you guys are interrested I'll do ...  

And Yes, more info please

 
 By: Larrykelley11 : July 10th, 2024-18:26

What a piece!

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-11:39
Would most certainly be interested in more details! I do have the mechanical White Shadow equivalent but the quartz one might be a rarer bird indeed. Thanks for sharing! ...  

Thank you, wow your mechanical version is stunning too - it even comes with the original GF bracelet!

 
 By: clemens m : July 10th, 2024-12:03
I am looking for a White Shadow with the "Starry Nights" dial version (with or without the mother-of-pearl arabic numerals) but I feel prices have gotten a bit silly for nice examples, if you can find one - they are RARE watches with that dial configurati...  

Thanks so much πŸ™πŸ»

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-13:54
Let’s also see what will now happen to the brand under new ownership πŸ˜ŠπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

I am also curious what they will do with it within the next few years.

 
 By: clemens m : July 10th, 2024-14:51
But I might not really be the targeted customer for the relaunched Universal Geneves, rumors are they will be starting in a 5-digit price range and that is unfortunately way out of my comfort zone. Seeing that one can hunt down vintage Polerouters, White ... 

That sounds like a plan πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-19:43
And I fear you’re right about the relaunch πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Extremely charming this one!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : July 10th, 2024-12:15