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. !

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Rare Dent Fusee Suspension Clock


Here`s one a bit left of center. Suspension clock with Fusee movement made by the very famous maker Dent of London.

I am debating putting it on ebay. It is a complete nightmare to set up. One of the clocks i have in storage and never get used.

An interesting and rare clock though.

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 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.