Universal Genève - Vintage Classic Gold 19K - "NO RESERVE PRICE" - 179 - Men - 1901-1949

Description
Universal Genève - Vintage Classic Gold 19K - "NO RESERVE PRICE" - 179 - Men - 1901-1949
Manual winding - Pink gold

Brand: Universal Genève
Model: Vintage Classic
Case in 19kt rose gold (800/1000)
Movement: Hand-wound
Calibre: Universal Genève 260
Case diameter: 37mm (excluding the crown)
Crown: Generic
Generic brown leather strap
Strap measurements: 90 x 115mm (including the clasp)
Strap width at connection to case: 18mm
Watch in working order. Box and papers not included.
It will be carefully packaged and sent by insured and registered mail via FedEx.

This Universal Genève timepiece bears no engravings on the case back - not even the usual engravings - due to the prohibition on importing gold during the time of the fascist dictatorship in Portugal (1933–1974).
The dictator Salazar forbade gold or golden objects from entering Portugal because the Portuguese state retained significant reserves of high-quality gold (19 karat, 0.800). This meant that prestigious watch manufacturers, including Universal Genève, would send the watch mechanisms while the cases were manufactured in Portugal.

Lot details
Brand
Universal Genève
Model
Vintage Classic Gold 19K - "NO RESERVE PRICE"
Reference Number
179
Gender
Men
Period
1901-1949
Movement
Manual winding
Case material
Pink gold
Material fineness
19K 800
Type
Analogue wristwatch
Shipped Insured
Yes
Condition
Worn & in very good condition
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