Sunday, 21 July 2019

Beater Strela.

Beater Strela.

Been awhile since i have posted. I have always loved the 3017`s. But, recently because of there value, have been a bit wary of Waring any from my collection on a regular basis.

So decided to make a beater. It has not left my wrist since.

The watch is made up of spare parts. The case is an original older version as is the movement, with later balance. The dial was a gift from my old friend Mischa. The central seconds hand is a modern replacement. The hour and minute hands are original the small counter hands....i have not a clue, just ones i had laying about.

Keeps excellent time.





Saturday, 11 May 2019

Zarja Jump hour stays in the collection.

The zarja did not get near to reaching my Reserve, so will be staying in the collection.
A rare thing indeed. Virtually unobtainable and working perfectly.

The Rarest watch, i am ever likely to own. A blessing in disguise!

Thursday, 9 May 2019

NOT Selling the collection.

I have had several emails recently under the misconception, that i am selling all of my collection.
The fact is, i have over 150 watches and a relatively limited budget. Every so often, i sell a few watches, to fund another purchase, not necessarily concerned with watches. I am also interested in vintage trials motorcycles.

I am still extremely interested in Russian watches,but the collection will wax and wain to some extent over the coming years .Until recently i have been an avid buyer,unfortunately sometimes i have to sell

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Selling The Vanishingly Rare Zarja Jump Hour.




I am selling the Zarja Jump hour watch, one of only a handful in the world that actually function fully. I will be sad to see it go, but because of the delicate nature of the movement, i am always concerned i am going to break it.
I have tentatively listed it on ebay, 99p starting price under my ebay name; llaragub 43.
Definitely a rare opportunity to Purchase such an iconic watch.

Apologies to bidders on original listing. Have relisted with Reserve.!

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Volna Precision 22j.



Volna Precision. 22j.

Again. Vostok/Volna precision, still very cheap. This one has a nice early movement from 1960.
In great condition, small amount of ageing to the dial.

Keeps superb time.

Great service from The seller from Ukraine.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Rare.1st MWF. Antarctica Cal;2209. [Anniversary of Soviet scientific stations Antarctica].



1st MWF Poljot Antarctica Cal;2209.

Just received this rare Watch from Boris Koutouzoff.[Thank you Boris.]

This watch is one of a series of watches, made by 1st MWF in the 60`s, to commemorate the sighting of Russian scientific research stations in Antarctica.The stations are denoted on the dial, by the four rubies, i believe there were eventually seven.

This watch denotes the 10th anniversary of the sighting,[located between 1956 and 1962] of the original four.

As i have said there are various versions of this watch, some rarer than others.

Great to have it in the collection.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Rare.1st MWF 17j Shturmanskie


1st MWF Shturmanskie 17j.

Firstly i would like to thank an exceptional seller. Alexandr [skif-21] for the opportunity to purchase such a rare and original watch.An exceptional friendly buying experience.

Aleksandr, also included, free of charge. One of those lovely old leather bund straps, worn in just the "right way. I have a big soft spot for these old distressed straps.

Considering this watch was original and cheap
I could not understand, why,it had been sitting on ebay for such a long time.

It has a great well used patina, perhaps that`s what put buyers off?It just simply adds to its attraction for me.The original non sparkly dial and all important blued hands are present.

The watch keeps great time and is a very, very welcome addition to the collection, it has already given me great pleasure.