has been my hobby for more than 20 years. The initial interest started
at the age of eight after some "magic" repairs of old watches
of my grandfather. Later I began to collect simple mechanical watches
that I bought at flee markets. Hand in hand with improving financial
possibilities the quality and the seize of the collection increased.
Approximately five years ago an experienced Argentine watchmaker introduced
me to the "secrets" of wrist-watch repair. The combination
of this new abilities with several private and business trips let my
collection grew quickly.
Universal Genève's Polerouter attracted my attention
after the frustating loss of my whole watch collection in a burglary.
I had just promised myself never to buy wrist watches again when I saw
a Polerouter de luxe in my friends shop in October 1998. At the
first moment I found it ugly, then interesting, and after looking at
the famous Microtor movement, beautiful. I bought it the next day, and
have bought many more since then. Soon I decided to focus on the "classical"
Polerouter with an inner index ring and the so-called "Bombe"
The website idea was born in the middle of the year 2000. In
spite of the support of the companies Universal Genève and SAS
- whom I like to thank for their help - I had to learn that only very
limited information on the Polerouter history is available. With this
website I want to share the data that I gathered on Polerouter
watches with others. In December 2000 I received a private six hour
"crash course" in building a website. In the following three
month I used a large part of my free time to develop this page. Unfortunately
there is still a lack of reliable information on the production periods
of the different Polerouter models.
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