Wonderful condition throughout with only very light signs of use, this 200m Universal Star was made by Mondaine (Swiss). Those who collect 1960’s divers already know that similar examples of this model exist, with different names, including Mondaine which was the company that, as is widely believed, made these for everyone.
This one is in particularly nice condition, with a wonderful and even patina throughout the dial and hands. The bezel is crisp and the original glass is clear. It carries a 17j ETA Cal. 2772 that was professionally inspected, oiled and regulated by Localtime. The gaskets have been replaced and the watch is ticking away happily. The steel case measures in at 37.50mm or 41mm including the screw-in ‘Caribbean’ crown. It is wearing one of my own custom and handmade premium Italian leather straps, in tan. These straps are listed separately in the store and you can also see them in the last photo here.
As with all the watches we handle inhouse, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 3-month written warranty from the time of purchase. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.
Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.
Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches (leather, canvas, suede, rubber) are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.