Sunday, 24 February 2013

Rare Russian Watch

I am awaiting delivery of an extremely rare Russian watch,And one of my personel favourites,the watch was not bought on e.bay.
Will update when in receipt.

Poljot Cyrillic Amphibia Received

This Poljot Amphibia is in excellent condition,but was cheap,[for a reason],it has a cal;2627 automatic movement,installed.
The generally accepted view,is that it should have a cal;2616h in,but over the years,i have seen so many of these Poljots with the cal;2627 installed,i am inclined to disagree with this view.
If you look at the picture of the movement,you will note evidence of water ingress,this brings me to the Poljot Amphibia`s "Diver" secret. It never was very good, at actually diving,[unlike the Vostok Amphibian]so,best treated as a Faux diver,as was the fashion of the time
So,all in all,a bit of a bargain.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

1st MWF Okeah Chronograph Added

I am afraid i could not resist this Okeah,it was bought off a trusted seller in Ukraine.[I am also afraid,i have  comprehensively broken my self imposed budget!].It is in very good condition,keeps excellent time,all functions work perfectly,[unfortunately,not a usual occurrence,as these watches do tend to suffer from a very hard life].

The movement is a nice early,correct,two piece reset lever movement,with an early movement number.

One unusual aspect of this watch,was,the normal insignia on the back,had been polished off,[you could still see the imprint on the inside of the caseback.Fortunately i had a spare,which you can now see fitted in the last picture.

The watch is original,apart from,the crown that adjusts the inner bezel,which,as is quite common,has been replaced,due to wear,i have an original spare,and will be swapping this out in due course.

I have paired it with a quality tan strap,which i think suites it well.

Although i will never get to the quantity of watches i had before sell off,i am still looking for rare,and more importantly,rare iconic Russian watches i actually liked.