Sunday, 23 November 2014


 15J original Sturmanskie,as used by Gagarin 3rd Q 52. I have said before how these are my favourite Russian watches.And one of the only Russian watches,that can be guaranteed "issued".In my opinion,they are still undervalued,and can be picked up cheaply.I bought this of a new seller,to me, from Ukraine.Thank you Natalia.The watch needed reluming,so i thought i would show the reluming process,in my own rather chaotic fashion! SOLD.
 Here is the watch with crystal removed,showing its original dial,in beautiful condition.
 Here hands have been removed,and are located upside down,on a tooth pick,already having had the lume applied,using a watch oiler.[always apply the lume on the hands underside]. SOLD
 I know it looks a bit like a car crash,thought i would show the lume,during the mixing process,it takes a bit of patience to achieve the correct "antique shade". SOLD
 Hands re lumed,and remounted,crystal still off.A quite satisfactory result.
 The job completed.Keeping excellent time.A treasured addition to the collection SOLD.
Picture of the Hacking movement,courtesy of Natalie. SOLD

Because of my limited budget now,i thought i would never be able to afford an original 15j Sturmanskie again,and in such good condition.It just goes to show with a little patience,bargains,are still out there.Very pleased.


  1. Thank You Boris,as ever,i really appreciate your kind comments.
    Best Regards,