Monday, 31 December 2018

14k Rose Gold Cyrillic Poljot 23j Automatic Watch

14k Rose Gold Cyrillic Poljot 23j Automatic.

I received this watch, some months ago,[Forgot To post on blog......] from a great seller from Poland, who was new to ebay with zero feedback, so perhaps this put some people off buying?The price was very reasonable.

The watch is running seamlessly, with its beautiful, rose gold case, in excellent condition, with hallmarks clearly ledgible, [not always the case on this particular version], with the added bonus off a charming inscription.

The dial has a small blemish at 5 o clock, which i would normally leave, but could possibly be improved with careful cleaning.

A great Addition.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Vostok Precision .Cal;2809. 22j

 Vostok Precision, Cal; 2809 22j.

This precision, is one of the more un common versions of the cal;2809.

They seems to suffer from ageing to the dial. This watch, although not NOS, is in really rather good condition.

It was very cheap.the precision's are still,a relative, bargain. I was surprised it stayed on ebay,for so long......

A very welcome and quite rare addition to the growing Cal;2809, precision collection.

I will add a picture of the movement, at a later date.

Monday, 24 December 2018

14k Rose Gold Raketa Cal;2209.

14k Rose Gold Raketa. Cal;2209.

This watch was purchased non running. It was cheap. However the import charges our wonderful government, charge are not....

I love the Raketa cal; 2209, particularly in Rose gold and i am very pleased to have it.

These watches look very understated on the wrist, especially when paired with a quality thin leather strap.

I have a donor watch arriving, anytime soon, then i will effect a repair.

Will update when finished.

Raketa cal;2209 in box.

Raketa cal;2209 in box.

Still can`t believe how cheap these Raketas are.This one is in beautiful condition and was bought off the ebau offer process, very reasonably.

However the quirky Raketa cal;2209 movement is known to be fragile, from personal experience, so questions need to be asked of the seller if you think of buying one. Particular attention needs to be paid to the winding setting complication.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

A Pair of 15j Shturmanskies.

I can never resist 15j Shturmanskies, my favorite Russian watch.
I would just like to thank Blaz, a fellow Collector for a seamless deal.

Both very original and running Fine.[Blaz took the time to service one of the watches, because he wasn't happy with the way it was running].

The watches were made circa 1951 and 1953.

Great additions to the collection.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Raketa Thin. Cal;2209. 50th Anniversary, October Revolution.

Raketa Thin Cal;2209. 50 th Anniversary. October Revolution.

Great to have one of these in the collection again. Hard to find in good condition, Dials seem to deteriorate badly. Movements can be problematic.This one works fine.