Saturday, 18 March 2017

Rare. Vostok Precision. Cal 2809 Received.



Just received this Rare Vostok Precision, in excellent condition. The precisions are still at bargain basement prices. However, i was a bit perplexed that this particular, rare version, had sat on e.bay, for a long time for an incredibly reasonable price.

The watch would have been made in the late 60`s and is in beautifully original condition, keeping effortless time,

I have just noticed that it comes with a charming inscription, an added bonus.

Early 15j Shturmanskie. Received.


Just received this nice early 15j Shturmanskie. From a great seller from Ukraine, new to me, the seller even replaced the crystal and central seconds hand at no extra cost.

These early 15j Shturmanskies, had a plain unadorned movement, [no geneva stripes] and the dials are flat, like there 17j counter parts whereas the later 15j Shturmanskies had a "sparkly" dial.

The watch keeps, quite supreme time, and the hacking function works perfectly.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Moskva Watch

What can i say. This beautiful original Moskva watch, Its in great condition keeping good time and all for £10. Sometimes these little deals come along, and it is more enjoyable, than any number of iconic watches,

The seller, new to me , was exemplary, and managed to get the watch to me in record time from Ukraine.

A treasure.

Monday, 6 February 2017

1st MWF Poljot cal; 3017 Chronograph


1st MWF Cal;3017 Chronograph. I love these simple minute register chronographs, again simplicity of design is everything.

Unfortunately the watch has many faults,conveniently not stated by the seller!

I have spoken before about my experiences of european and north american sellers[not all],there Cynicism can be quite breathtaking, this watch was bought of a seller from Canada.

Give me sellers from the former Eastern block and Russia, Anytime.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Volna Precision, With textured dial. Cal;2809



Once again. No surprise on this purchase. Beautiful, textured dial Volna Precision, Cal; 2809.
These watches, can still be purchased very cheaply. Harder to find in excellent original condition, like this one though.

Bought off a seller from Ukraine, i have used several times before, all with good results. Keeps great time.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

A Present From Mischa.

Sometimes, in life, something happens to leave one totally overwhelmed. This is such an occasion.

I have known Mischa for some years, in that time i have seen him build up a once in a life time collection, only for it to be tragically stolen, from his Moscow flat. Through out this time through good and bad , he has always kept an admirable positive perspective on life. [Something that would have been beyond me].

Imagine my surprise, to receive through the post,[out of the blue], a package from Mischa, as a gift, containing, some complete watches and incredibly rare spare parts, as i say, i was completely overwhelmed.

I will use the parts, in future projects. which i would never sell. [Some years ago Mischa sent me as a gift A beautiful Rare NOS Luch 22j watch, which until recently, until i started collecting again, was the only Russian watch i had left and would obviously never sell]

Thank you Mischa. You are a Gentleman. [An increasingly rare breed]

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

1st MWF Hacking ["Issued"] Sturmanskie Cal;31659 Chronograph.







1st MWF Sturmanskie cal;31659 Hacking. I bought this watch incredibly cheaply. It also came with an original Poljot Bracelet,[just prefer to wear a leather strap].I might put the original metal strap on, it just looks better.

This a second generation version,with blue infill dial, quite early movement,
, with date on bridge.
Unusually it has its original crystal,which has come up a treat with a bit of polywatch,stainless steel case back and pushers, are very good.

I have put the issued in brackets and quotes,because, of course, this is total conjecture. The only genuine Russian issued watches i know of, that can be verified, are the original 15j Sturmanskies.

The only draw back with the watch, is that unfortunately, the indices have been relumed, at some time, in the past. It keeps great time though,chronograph operates faultlessly .

One of my most missed watches.

There are still bargains out there.