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1938 Universal Geneve Compur Jumbo 18k YG

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Extremely rare and collectible Universal Geneve Compur from the late 1930s. It features amazing oversized case with flat bezel and massive faceted lugs which perfectly matches silverish dial with big registers and elegant ArtDeco numerals. Needless to say that thin blue steel hands complete the look perfectly.

Professionally serviced in February 2017. Technical warranty: 1 year.


  • 18k Solid yellow gold 3-body case with snap-on caseback. High polished finishing.
  • Professionally polished. Sharp edges and perfect geometry. Showing little to no traces of storage.
  • 37 mm (without crown) / 44 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original yellow gold crown
  • Acrylic crystal


    • Manual-winding 2-reg chronograph
    • Cal.287 signed Universal Geneve 
    • Gold-plated, 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve. 
    • Excellent overall condition. 
    • Professionally serviced in December 2017.


    • Original and untouched silver-white dial in good condition. Showing minor ageing of the surface and at the outer perimeter of the dial. 
    • Signed "Universal Geneve" at 12 o'clock. Signed "Compur" and "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original blue steel hands

    Delivery set:

    • The watch handmade tan calfskin strap and generic gold-plated buckle
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.