Sunday, 23 July 2017

A Bunch Of Vostok Amphibia 200/300M

A bunch of Vostok 200/300m Amphibians. Becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to find in original condition. Particularly the top two,[tonneau and round case 300m].

The 200m versions are cheaper, and come in a variety of combinations, some rarer than others. They have normally had a hard life, so view perfect ones with suspicion!

Great watches to have, exceedingly comfortable to wear.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Poljot 23j Anniversary 40 years of Polar Aviation.


Poljot 23j ultra thin "40th Anniversary of Polar Aviation". I thought long and hard before buying this watch. But in the end decided to buy, it just had the look.Its a conversation piece anyway!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Kirova UROFA Chronograph, with new boots

Slightly more secure strap added to the Kirova.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Vostok Amphibia Swing Lugs. Paddle Hands.



Vostok 200m Amphibia, swing Lugs with Paddle Hands.I had been watching this lovely original watch for some time. I could not understand why no one had shown any interest. It was cheap, quite rare and original. I can only assume it was condition?True it is showing its age, i just class this as patina and it makes it more desirable in my book . I understand some collectors want everything NOS or highly "restored". Still, each to their own.

Keeps great time, these old Vostoks, just seem to keep on going forever.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Vostok Amphibia Swing Lugs.




I received this Vostok swing lugs recently, just been waiting to locate an original crown, for it.
You often find these Vostoks with later squared off crowns on, as a replacement. always nice to bring one back to its original state.
This one is in nice condition and has a reassuring patina.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Rare 15 j Pobeda






I have been searching for one of these Rare 15j Pobedas, for a long time. I had one many years ago and sold it. This watch is incredibly original. case dial hands and crown all original. They do appear on e. bay from time to time, but rarely with correct hands and crown.

The hand set is a perfect match for a 17j Shturmanskie, including blueing, as opposed to Sportivnie hand sets that are so often used in Franken Shturmanskies, with there non blued hands.. The dial also suffers from ageing due to the radium paint.

I often think this Pobeda was something of an early cue for the later 17j Shturmanskies, with there handset and Sportinie style case.

A little treasure, bought from a great seller, who accepted my e.bay "offer".

Extremely Rare 1938 1st MWF Aircraft 8 Day Chronograph Clock




An Extremely Rare 1st Moscow Watch Factory 8 day aircraft clock from 1938.This early Russian made clock, is based on the Jaeger Chronoflight from the 1930`s.
The Soviets Bought a number of Jaegers, then started manufacturing them from about 1937.

One of the quirks of these early clocks is that the the lower minute dial runs backwards when activated. As opposed to the later versions that run normally.

As you can see from the case back, it has been slightly modified,[note phillips screws!].
The dial Hands and case are original though, and working surprisingly well.

An amazing rather battered survivor, with its history written all over it.
A most unexpected find