Saturday, 9 November 2019

Remembrance Sunday.Isaac Rosenberg, Through These Pale Cold Days.

Isaac Rosenberg. Died Somme. 1 st April 1918

Through These Pale Cold Days.

Through these pale cold days
What dark faces burn
Out of three thousand Years,
And their wild eyes yearn.

While underneath their brows
Like waifs their spirits grope
For the pools of Hebron again-
For Lebbanons summer slope

They leave these blond still days
In dust behind their tread
They see with living eyes
How long they have been Dead.

Raketa Early Cal;2603 Rare case.

Raketa Early Cal; 2603 in Rare case.

An understated Raketa, from the best period of Russian watchmaking [60`s]. Again thank you Ilya for a seamless deal under the ebay "offer" process.

Watch is running well, with its early Cal 2603 movement, Note the Narrow Chamfered edge to the movement.

Comes with a charming inscription on case back.

A quality strap will be sourced, for this lovely watch.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Rare Original Slava Amphibian

Rare ORIGINAL Slava, 21 jewel Amphibian.

I have put this watch down as rare, mainly because of the fact that it is original. Plenty have shown up recently, most are Frankens. Either with Kapitan dial or incorrect case back.I have also seen several over the years, where the seller or the unfortunate buyer  claiming authenticity, when clearly the watch in question has a fake dial, either retouched or copied from an original.

The original watch, has an unmistakable dial. Grey in colour with very feint striations.Very hard to copy. You often see the Fakes with a darker coloured dial, but correct in most other respects.

Once again, i would like to thank Ilya, for another fine purchase, bought under the ebay "offer" process.

Watch keeps great time, with a lovely Patina.