UNIVERSAL GENEVE Compax Chronograph Ref. 22295 - 4 (1958)
There are some watches which are harder to let go than others - perhaps it's uncommon and one is convinced another won't come to light for eternity; maybe the condition is undeniably superior to most other examples of the same reference out there; maybe it offers a huge value proposition and wears uncannily similar to watches that would require 10 times the financial outlay. In this case, the present watch affords the owner all of the aforementioned. With oversized pushers, stretch rivet (unsigned) bracelet, near perfect lume plots and alpha hands, with chrono and subdial steel hands that turn electric blue with the correct turn of light - this is a true powerhouse of a watch - and it happens to be made by one of the most important watchmakers in history - Universal Geneve.
Moving this watch on is a difficult decision, and it may well transpire to be a regrettable decision, but as the Mann About Time mantra goes, it's now time for the next custodian. Take good care!
Manufacturer - Universal Geneve
Year - 1958
Reference - 22295 - 4
Movement - Calibre 281 Manual Winding
Case Serial - 1902585
Material - Stainless Steel - 35 mm not including crown
Case, movement, and dial signed
Original dial and blue steeled hands - both of which have taken on extremely attractive patina
The watch has undergone a complete service including new mainspring, and is in excellent and full working order