Saturday, 10 October 2020

The Remains.

The remains of the collection. You will note i still have all of my original Shturmanskies and Pobedas. Including Rare Czechoslovakian issued watches.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Trio of Czechoslovakian Issued Watches. "Majetek Vojenske Spravy"

thought i would put a post together with all three of my czechoslovakian issued watches.

honestly didn`t think i would ever find the shturmanskie variant. they make a fine set.

as far as i am concerned i won`t be looking for the strela version. i am not convinced of their authenticity. the only so called czechoslovakian strelas i have seen are clearly, rather painful fakes.

i am always open to correction, of course.

aplogies for lack of capital letters on this and previous post. i am using a new chrome note book and i am buggered if i van find the capitals key.....

a great addition to the collection.

Extremely Rare. Czechoslovakian Issued Shturmanskie. "Majetek Vojenske Spravy".

have just received this extremely rare czechoslovakian issued 15j shturmanskie.
it has the correct issue number and majetek vojenske spravy case back.
you never see the two types of issue markings together,[case back and dial marking].

i bought this watch off the same european seller i bought the moskva and poljot 23j from.
he really is a top notch collector.he recognised the watch, first picture has the wrong central seconds hand and crown. so supplied a donor pobeda for correct parts.

i took the opportunity whilst changing central seconds hand and crown to re lume the minute and hour hands with vintage type lume.

these watches really are hard to find. i have been looking for several years now. with a notable false start when i was badly let down by a seller that never supplied the watch i had paid for.

really cant thank the seller enough, for his knowledge and help with this watch.

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Extremely rare addition. Soon.

Will soon be updating the site, with an extremely rare addition. I have been trying to get one for a long time, including a costly non appearance. This watch will make a "set".

Friday, 12 June 2020

Pobeda Cal;2608 15j. Rare blued [Shturmanskie] Hands.

Been searching for this uncommon type of Pobeda, for many years. I already have one, but the dial is in poor condition.

I have often thought a precursor to the 17j Shturmanskie,[it has the same hand set, often removed], The movement, [Cal;2608] however, is non hacking.Made 3rd Q 1956.

These watches deserve to be better recognized. I have been wearing it for a week. Easy to read, nice size and as is normal with this bomb proof movement, very accurate.

This was cheap, bought of a great seller another fine addition to the collection.

Mockba 15j and Poljot delux 23j Thin Received

Just received these two lovely watches from a seller new to me from Europe. He has some absolute gems. He is a very knowledgeable and friendly chap to deal with.

The Poljot i am afraid i bought, having been beaten by the Poljot delux i was trying to repair in an earlier Post. Its a lovely watch [Poljots finest period, late 60`s early 70`s] in great condition running sweetly.

The other is a little gem. A Moskva 16j in beautiful original condition. Rare to find this particular dial type in such fine condition.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Thin Times...Another Sekonda De lux, Cal;2209

Another Sekonda Cal 2209 with [correct] Luch Movement. Would have been made in the 70`s.

I bought this watch, for the grand sum of £27. The picture of the dial, does not do it justice. The dial is unmarked.

I did however change the case for a spare i had in better condition.

As i have said before these watches are extremely undervalued, would be very easy to base a collection on this movement.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Sekonda De Lux Cal;2209 Thin.

Sekonda de lux Cal;2209. Thin.

Sometimes the purchase of a simple cheap watch, gives me more pleasure, than any number of compressors or Anarktida`s...

I originally bought this watch, of a lovely seller.[Thank you the thriftygent.] To be used for spares for the Poljot de lux i am repairing. [I had forgotten, i had given away most of my 2209 spares to a chap in Arabia].

When i received the watch, what a lovely surprise. The watch is in excellent condition. Extremely original, including crystal and keeping supreme time.

Just reminds me why i love these Russian, 2209`s. So easy to wear, just a lovely, understated watch, and an absolute bargain. Needless to say it will not be used for spares..

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Poljot De Lux Cal;2209 Thin. Restoration.

Poljot De Lux Cal;2209 Thin. Restoration.

I have so many "projects" In my watch box, i simply, never have had the time to complete.

Well i certainly have time on my hands now. Decided to start with this Poljot de lux, there are several versions of this watch. This is the best. As you can see the movement is incomplete. Luckily i have quite a few spares for The 1st MWF cal ;2209, despite helping out fellow collectors in the past with spares., i think i can effect a repair.

When complete, will update.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Wearing one of my Okeahs

Wearing one of my Okeahs today. This one is a bit bashed about. Had a few repairs would happen in a genuine watch. One of the replacement parts is the bezel. It originally had a reproduction, purple bezel from the 80`,[ i gave that to Matt Brace], i am starting to think, it was probably original to the watch. I had always thought the purple bezel and white lime had gone with the earlier Okeah dial type, with the small font.
The one above is rare. With different case design, and 3132 movement. !

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Some Polar Antarctic Commemorative watches.

Some Polar Antarctic Commemorative Watches.

I would love to have more of these. The Russians went in for some very unusual commemorative designs, certainly not boring....Very Hard to find.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Revisiting Extremely Rare 1938 1st MWF Aircraft clock.

During this time of enforced idleness, though i would revisit some of the Rare and interesting items in my collection, over the coming weeks.

1938 1st MWF Aircraft Clock.This is an extremely rare clock. One of the first versions of the famous Russian "MIG" clock. Taken from Jaeger`s original Chronoflight  version, of the 30`s.

The Russians started manufacture in about 1937.

As you can see from the first picture, the movement is gold plated, [sellers picture]. One anachronism regarding this movement, is the lower minute  dial runs backwards.

Astonishingly the clock still keeps immaculate time and all its functions work perfectly.

Just a word about the seller. I have heard a lot about Ukrainian Franken sellers, and how not to buy of them. Well....this particular seller has always had some really way out frankens, but, occasionally has some gems. If you take the time to do your research, no seller should be out of bounds. 

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Extremely Rare. Raketa Polar. Antarktida.16 SAE. "Polarnie".Cal;2609 K5. Antarctic.

Raketa Antarktida 16 SAE "Polarnie". With early Cal;2609k5 precursor to Cal 2623 Movement.

I honestly Didn't think i would ever see one of these, let alone, own one.
This historical Russian watch, is eye wateringly Rare, especially in this condition, almost unmarked and completely original..

Comes with a very early precursor Movement. Running Seamlessly.

With regard to the movement. I had discussions with the vendors regarding the cal;2609 installed and not Cal; 2623. They were convinced of its originality,[I have always had much respect for there depth of knowledge] it would have been easy to swap the bridge over to Cal; 2623. But I preferred to keep it, as found, and preserve it`s authenticity.

Another watch, that has anecdotal evidence of expedition use. I couldn't possibly say, if this one had such history.

Like my other version, pictured below, it is incredibly well constructed, The crystal screws into the the case via a ring.This does give the watch, some degree of dust and water proofing. The watch is completely original and untouched.It would have been manufactured in 1970.

A really great and unexpected, addition to the collection. Once again, my thanks must go to Slava.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Extremely Rare Addition To The Collection?

Been looking for this watch for a very long time.
Its a Brother to a watch i already have...?

Will update when it arrives.

Friday, 17 January 2020

Rare. Vostok Precision Textured °Tartan°Dial. Cal; 2809

Just Received this Rare Vostok Precision Cal; 2809.

This has been on ebay for some time. I have made several offers for it, in that time, none successful....
The seller, [ Thank You Sputnique59], eventually lowered the asking price, gently So, i could not resist. Still quite expensive though...for a precision.

This particular Precision is rare and really quite difficult to find so i am pleased with its eventual purchase.

A nice addition to the collection.

Check out the rest of my precisions. Right hand side of the home page und collection.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Rare.1st MWF, Poljot, Anniversary 40 years Polar Aviation.

Another great watch from Slava. Thank You.

I am always looking for these commemorative Polar/Antarctic watches. I have several, but are becoming more and more difficult and expensive... to find.

This one is similar to one i already have. This one is in much better condition. Unlike my other one, it has the 17j cal;2609 as opposed to the cal; 2209 .Both are original and correct.

You can find the cal;2209 in the drop down collection menu, to the right of the home page under commemorative watches,

Another great addition to the collection.