Monday, 14 January 2019

Czechoslovakian Military Issued Pobeda.


Czechoslovakian Military Issued Pobeda.

This is the second Pobeda i have bought from the same seller from Czechoslovakia. Thank you order-1939. The first i restored, this one is in much better condition. In both instances the seller gave me super deals.

Another welcome surprise, was the nice aged leather bund strap that came with the watch,unusually for a bund, it is very comfortable and just has the "look2.

This is my third Issued Pobeda a very welcome addition to the collection.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

14k Rose Gold Raketa Repair.



Have just managed to get the time to effect a repair to the 14k gold Cal;2209 Raketa.

It wasn't so much a repair as a straight forward movement swap, i don`t claim to be a watchmaker, rather a very amateur, amateur.....

As you can see from the first picture when i affected the movement swap, it was in my normal state of total disorganized chaos.

However the watch is now running, very well, great time keeper.

Really lovely watch to wear on the wrist. [Thin indeed].

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Extremely Rare. Slava.[2nd MWF]. 114ChN Electric Watch.




 Extremely Rare Slava. 114ChN Electric Watch.

Firstly, once again, i must thank Slava for a seamless  friendly and knowledgeable transaction.

I had almost given up hope in finding this extremely rare watch. Much rarer than the relatively common place Slava electronika, Aesthetically, so much more pleasing, as well, with its beautiful guilloche dial .

Their is a common misconception, that these watches were a direct copy of the Hamilton 500. In fact they were a combination of the Hamilton 500 and Epperelein 100.

An added bonus is that it is working perfectly and in excellent condition.

A most important addition to the collection, and as i say,and one that i thought would be most unlikely to happen.