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UNIVERSAL GENEVE Aero-compax | ...war watch (1941-1945)

By the amiability of the historian Daniel Focsa, author of an excellent document-book "White Fleet – a subjective history" I have received a few pictures in which the wristwatches of famous women-pilot of the also famous sanitary fleet (Fleet 108) from Romanian Royal Aviation that activated in WW2 can be seen.

Also by its amiability I have received the description of a short telephone discussion with Mariana Dragescu (today at 96 years): "... for two times, the aircrafts form the White Fleet (so, Nadia Russo also) received as gift (or with a symbolic price, I do not remember it exactly) Universal Geneve watches. First time, it was at the beginning of war or before and the second time, after a few years. I still have the second watch at my wrist... The watches were received from the aviation leadership, probably from the State Sub-Secretary of the Air. Generally, all pilots received Universal Geneve! It is a very resistant watch; it was hit and several times slammed without anything happen to it."

 

Mariana Dragescu - 1945 ceas Mariana  

 

photo: Soblohovska Chata, Cehoslovacia, 25 July 1945 – in picture Mariana Dragescu (photo collection of Daniel Focsa)
Daniel Focsa - "White Fleet – a subjective history", Vremea Publishing House, Bucharest - 2008
 

 

I am optimist that very soon we will also have documents that certifies the endowing by the Romanian Royal Aviation of its pilots with Universal Geneve - Aero-Compax watches caliber 287. For the moment just two images!

 

Universal Geneve Aero-Compax Universal Geneve Aero-Compax | mecanism
(photo credit: Universal Geneve Aero-compax, steel case, caliber 287, collection - Vasile BUSUIOC, Focsani - Romania)

Brasov, October.2008

Aero-Compax | ad 1946
Aero-Compax | ad 1946

Pietro Giuliano Sala | Universal Geneve (2010)
Pietro Giuliano Sala | Universal Geneve (2010)

Universal Geneve - AeroCompax (1951)
Universal Geneve - AeroCompax (1951)

Universal Geneve | cal. 287
Universal Geneve | cal. 287

cf. Pietro Giuliano Sala (2010)
cf. Pietro Giuliano Sala (2010)

Universal Geneve | Aerocompax | ref. 22414
Universal Geneve | Aerocompax | ref. 22414

cf. Pietro Giuliano Sala (2010)
cf. Pietro Giuliano Sala (2010)

Universal Geneve | Aerocompax | ref. 22477
Universal Geneve | Aerocompax | ref. 22477

G. Petrescu | studiu ceasornice (1943)
G. Petrescu | studiu ceasornice (1943)

G. Petrescu | studiu ceasornice (1943)
G. Petrescu | studiu ceasornice (1943)










Universal Geneve - AeroCompax (1952) ref. 22414
Universal Geneve - AeroCompax (1952) ref. 22414

Universal Geneve - AeroCompax (1951)
Universal Geneve - AeroCompax (1951)






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