Watch for Sale: Universal Automatic Cal. 2998 100 m WR Sapphire Front, beautiful Case Back with C.O.S.C. Certificate
Sold out sorry, no more new stock

Why I think this watch is interesting:
Great Seamaster like lugs, a very elegant Automatic, almost invisible integrated Butterfly clasp with nice UNIVERSAL GENEVE lettering and Universal logo, great Bracelet with brushed and polished links. This Bracelet is not a Scratch Magnet at all! Great looking classic Dial! I easily compare this watch to my Grand Seiko which comes with a far heftier price tag, I am not kidding! The quality of those Universal Watches is really exceptional.
Probably one of the best deals if you are looking for a more affordable Grand Seiko substitute!

Details about this Watch

Price: Is firm, my margins are very small, no additional discounts sorry. See the UNIVERSAL overview table for the price please.
Watchbox and Papers
Original UNIVERSAL manufactured 1995, solid white outer cardbox, luxurious inner UNIVERSAL box like in picture, UNIVERSAL International Warranty with Dealer stamp, dated June 10th 2003
Watch Description and Condition
: Like new in Box (LNIB). I had bought the watch as brand new and had never worn it. After I got a reservation for the watch, I thoroughly checked it out with my 10x loupe again and noticed a few cosmetic errors. Here is what I found:
2 small marks on the 2nd and 4th link (12 o'clock) of the bracelet.
2 tiny marks on the 9 o'clock side of the case, not deep and only about 0.1 mm
2 tiny marks on the lower right side of the case (3 o'clock) side
After reshooting and re-inspecting the watch once more in May 2004, I decided to raise the price to USD 849 because I think this watch is worth that money. It really easily compares to my Grand Seiko that cost after discount USD 1750. This watch is definitely in the same league! And I hope the new pictures show the beauty a lot better then the old pictures.

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Dimensions (mm):
Case diameter ( 35
Lug to Lug: 44
Height: only 9.2 mm and this with a slightly domed crystal!
Lug width: 19
Bracelet tapered 19 to16

Weight ca. 108 grams

As stunning as my Grand Seiko at half the price. And with the same certified accuracy!

Under this light and angle, it seems the satin brush on the crown side is slightly irregular. I have checked this with my 10 x loupe on Sunday May 23rd again and found it is not grave at all. It is absolutely invisible without magnification. Please note, the picture above corresponds to ca. 4 times magnification! You can also check on the picture just below at ca. 10 x magnification that it is not grave at all.

The back is simply stunning!

Perfect satin brush at 2 x magnification (this picture)

The engraved case back is a sparkling beauty!

High quality Butterfly clasp! Note the adjustable gap for opening and closing pressure on both sides

Very discretely engraved Universal Logo and UNIVERSAL GENEVE inscriptions

Here is the watch's stunning C.O.S.C. Certification

This is the whole packaging, warranty is stamped June 2003 by authorized dealer

A very long bracelet, accommodates an 8 inch wrist (20 cm)