1970s Universal Geneve Cal. 1-42

1970s Universal Geneve Cal. 1-42

Regular price $440.00 Sale

Includes Shipping and Handling*

Why We Love This Watch

A brand that once stood along with the giants of Swiss watchmaking, Universal Geneve has created a cult due to its history. Founded as Universal Watch in 1894 at Le Loce, Switzerland, and later became Universal Geneve at 1919 upon moving to Geneva, Switzerland, this brand had a brief collaboration with Hermes at 1936. Prominent figures such as Bruce Lee, Eric Clapton, and Ayrton Senna once donned this brand, thus adding to the value it once held and making it one of the premier attractions currently in the vintage watch world. One would wonder what would've become of the brand had it not succumbed to the Quartz Crisis.

This particular manual-wind dress watch is a glimpse into the superb craftsmanship and elegant design Universal Geneve once brought to the horological world. Fitted with a hand-wound Caliber 1-42, the smoothness of every wind gently reminds you of its luxury while the slim hands and indices lectures you on how something so minimal can be so elegant at the same time. The gold-tone case and its similarly colored dial round out this handsome dress piece and it's easy to see how Universal Geneve once stood amongst the giants of the watch world. Every watch collection deserves at least one dress watch that is not only for formal events but also to elevate one's outfit and what better choice to make than this Universal Geneve watch.


Specifications

Brand: Universal Geneve
Model: NA
Reference: 542114
Year: 1970s
Serial: 3XXXXXX
Function: Time only
Case material: Gold plated Stainless Steel
Case size: 29mm
Lug width: 19mm
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement: Caliber 1-42 Manual Winding
Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
Box/Papers: No

A Closer Look

This watch is in overall good condition. It has just been serviced and tells accurate time. The case has minor hairline scratches. The dial is in good condition. The hands and indices are in good shape, and the crystal is clean with only minimal hairline scratches.


Do you Ship Internationally?

Absolutely! We ship vintage watches all around the world, insured and packed securely.


which courier do you use?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are shipped via DHL Express. Our reliable partner for all our worldwide customers provides a great service and end-to-end real time tracking from our warehouse to your address. Shipping normally takes 7-10 business days.


What fees do I shoulder?

Shipping, handling and insurance are on us. You will be responsible for any tax customs will impose on your package.

Has this been authenticated?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are guaranteed authentic by our trusted watchmaker, Arnesto.


Has this been serviced?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are freshly serviced before being offered at the shop. Servicing is done by Arnesto whom we entrust our very own personal collection to. Rest assured, your watch has gone through very capable hands.


General Care

Given that most of our watches are around half a century old, they will need to be treated with extra love and care. Vintage watches also require regular servicing once every 2-3 years.

And, no you cannot take these out for a swim.

What are my payment options?

Our customers have the choice to make their purchases via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer.


How do I pay?

Continue with the checkout process by adding your desired item to your cart and clicking the checkout button. Once you fill out your personal and shipping details, the payment options will be presented to you. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions with the checkout process.

Do you have photos of the movement?

Movement photos and other angles are available upon request. We typically don't open the cases during product shoots to avoid getting dust inside the watches.


Do you provide a warranty?

Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty – if anything goes wrong, please let us know. And please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners.


I have other questions about the product

If you have ANY questions before or after buying a watch, do not hesitate to contact us at info@rmgallagher.co.

If email isn't your thing, you can also click the chat button on the lower right corner to get in touch with us on Facebook.

  • General Info

    Has this been authenticated?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are guaranteed authentic by our trusted watchmaker, Arnesto.


    Has this been serviced?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are freshly serviced before being offered at the shop. Servicing is done by Arnesto to whom we entrust our very own personal collection to. Rest assured, your watch has gone through very capable hands.


    General Care

    Given that most of our watches are around half a century old, they will need to be treated with extra love and care. Vintage watches also require regular servicing once every 2-3 years.

    And, no you cannot take these out for a swim.

  • Shipping

    Do you Ship Internationally?

    Absolutely! We ship vintage watches all around the world, insured and packed securely.


    which courier do you use?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are shipped via DHL Express. Our reliable partner for all our worldwide customers provides a great service and end-to-end real time tracking from our warehouse to your address. Shipping normally takes 7-10 business days.


    What fees do I shoulder?

    Shipping, handling and insurance are on us. You will be responsible for any tax customs will impose on your package.

  • Payments

    What are my payment options?

    Our customers have the choice to make their purchases via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer.


    How do I pay?

    Continue with the checkout process by adding your desired item to your cart and clicking the checkout button. Once you fill out your personal and shipping details, the payment options will be presented to you. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions with the checkout process.

  • Other FAQ

    Do you have photos of the movement?

    Movement photos and other angles are available upon request. We typically don't open the cases during product shoots to avoid getting dust inside the watches.


    Do you provide a warranty?

    Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty – if anything goes wrong, please let us know. And please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners.


    I have other questions about the product

    If you have ANY questions before or after buying a watch, do not hesitate to contact us at info@rmgallagher.co.

    If email isn't your thing, you can also click the chat button on the lower right corner to get in touch with us on Facebook.