Monday, 29 May 2017

Shturmanskie. Cal; 3133 Airforce Chronograph. [light Restoration].




I recently bought this lovely early 1st MWF Shturmanskie, cheaply off a seller from ukraine. I took a bit of a gamble, because there was no movement shot.

There were a few pointers though to it being reasonably original. It had its original Stainless steel case. Dial was showing signs of age, as were the original hands.[both plus points in my book, i much prefer original patina, to the current trend, of often, fake perfection!]. Unusually , it also had its original rounded crystal, with interior spacer.

The hands have aged differently to indice lume, but are original.

I did, however, take a decision, to replace the central seconds hand,[worn boss] and the movable inner bezel, [damaged].

Very pleased with the results. The watch itself keeps excellent time, and, unusually!, the chronograph works perfectly.

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