Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Repaired Strelas [Cyrillic and Black dial] received From Steve Burrage.

Just received the two Strelas back from repair From Steve,as usual he has done a quite miraculous job.
The watches are keeping perfect time and the chronograph functions are working as they should.
Cyrillic Strela has the original rounded lug case and would have been manufactured 1962.The small chrono pointer has been replaced,i have left it unpainted,as its easier for me to see.Some collectors get completely anal about these things,going on at length about font sizes,hand sizes nausea.
I am more interested in the history and to be able to make a classic watch usable/wearable again,rather than worring about,[in my opinion],pointless detail.
The black dialled Sekonda,manufactured 1966,again has had the small chrono pointer replaced,along with other parts,[crown],again,i have not repainted it,for the same reason as the cyrillic,it is easier for me to see,and wear.
I will not be carrying out anymore Strela restorations,it is becoming increasingly difficult,to source spares,particularly Paddle hands.If you do see spares for sale they are becoming too expensive to justify purchase.
Two great new additions to the collection.


  1. Hi Russ,

    Both Strela's are looking great :) & I am of the same opinion, it is most important to have a watch running, rather than be anal about if all is totally original & the prices have gone crazy, well done Russ, kudos to you
    all the best Martin

  2. Many Thanks for that Martin.The great thing is i have been timing them over a couple of days and they really are keeping quite exceptional time.
    Best Regards,

  3. Agreed. Mine with the painted dials that you know of keeps perfect time as well. I admit to not being anal about time keeping, I actually deliberately set my watches 1-2 ahead, helps me stay on track and get places on time, but I have not had to reset the watch at all after wearing it for 4 days in a row. Which is GOOOOD ENOUUUUGHHH FOR MEEEEEE !!!

  4. Hey, that's weird. The "cindy lauper voice on" remark prior to the caps GOOD ENOUGH fell off.

  5. I love these watches,wear them all the time,work permiting,love there size,subtlty and accuracy,glad your enjoying yours.

    Ahh... Cindy Lauper...those were the days,and era.