A vintage tool watch and a contemporary field watch (think Seiko SXK007 or a time-only Sinn) both deserve homes.
Fourth should be a guilty pleasure watch - a watch a little off the beaten path that you love for better or worse, despite what your friends think. While there are no hard and fast rules on what constitutes a dress watch per say (lot of guys are rocking gold chronos or sport watches as their dress pieces today), we feel that it should be of a precious metal and simple in design, probably a three-hand model, with or without a date.
and both briefly operated under the registered name Perret & Berthoud before switching to Universal Watch et Company (UWEC) Genève, Ltd. Under both trademarks, the horologists created various pocket and trench watches for both sides during World War I.
After the pocketwatch started to lose usefulness in favor of the more convenient wristwatch during the first world war, Universal seized the opportunity by creating the Compur in 1933 and the Aero Compax ("Aviator's Compact Chronograph") in 1936, shortly before the start of World War II.
Officially released in 1954, the Polarouter—named after said polar flights, though the line was later rebadged Polerouter—would become the springboard for most future references within the collection. As the years went by, Universal Genève grew the line, which eventually included models like the Polerouter Jet, Polerouter de luxe, Polerouter Super, Polerouter Genève, Polerouter Compact, Polerouter Day-Date, Polerouter NS, Polerouter III and the Polerouter Sub.While we've been known to do the same at times, we also know that above the specifics, there are five main facets that a watch guy should be thinking about when building a vintage collection.There's no question that chronographs are in, and we think every collection should have a high-quality vintage offering from a brand like Heuer, Omega or Universal Genève.Two-tone cream/silver tone dial is in very good condition with only light signs of wear consistent with age.Gold dauphine handset is in excellent condition with light normal signs of oxidation. Includes one brown lizard strap with Rose gold-tone buckle.