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.