Sunday, 29 April 2012

1st MWF 7j Type1 Received.

Just received this early type 1 [1937],crown replaced,it is showing its use,age and history with pride,something i love,patina is every thing in these watches.As i have said before,i am not a collector that needs Russian watches to be in artificially perfect condition,with every dot,lume and serif type to be gone over and recorded,i leave that to others.As long as the watches in my collection are original,apart from high wear items such as crowns etc,i am happy.

This watch was a bit of a bargain.Type 1`s, are not every ones cup of tea, all this history for £35.
This watch was made at the 1st MWF [Poljot],just before the second world war,still keeps great time,it is a large watch,[think pocket watch with lugs,which is what it is],unlike the other type 1 ,just purchased,[Paratroopers],it is not a comfortable wearer.Just wish i could know some of its history.

A great addition to the collection.


  1. Hello Russ,

    It's a bit off topic, but I copied you and created by blog as well, on the same model.

    If you don't mind, I put your blog as one of my prefered links...

    Of course, my collection is not as important as yours, but it is slowly growing ;)

    Best regards,


    1. Hello Boris,

      Many,many thanks for your support.
      I have just had a look at your collection on your blog,another excellent collection,i will put a link up in my favourite links section if i may.

      Best Regards,