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WRENCH    9,291

^^^

The bracelet is from Gerlach in Poland, the nato is a cheapo, proper cotton/canvas I got off Amazon, don't know how long it's going to last, but it is very comfortable.

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WRENCH    9,291

My Zaria. Poljot 3105 movement, which is as you'll probably know is a simplified 3133. Lovely smooth winding mechanism, about 50 hour's reserve and runs about + 1.5 seconds/48 hours.

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jsud2002    4,211

Rather unusual Bezel insert you have there Trigger it certainly suits the Amphibia :thumbsup:

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Lampoc    478

My latest Vostok has finally arrived. I've already swapped the black bezel for an identically sized red one:

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With it's older Soviet cousin, the 470 Amphibia:

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Overall, I'm very impressed. The new crowns are a massive improvement and even the rubber strap is pretty decent - no more hair ripping, folded metal monstrosities from Vostok! If I had one gripe, it would be that the bezel is slightly too small for the watch. Easily fixed though as I have god knows how many different types of Vostok bezels stashed away ready for this type of emergency ;)

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Draygo    1,617

Looks great. I'm going to be uncharacteristically patient and wait for the baton dial version that's a closer cousin to your old one (I also have that old one and always wished they'd reissue it).

New case looks considerably more beefy.

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Lampoc    478
5 hours ago, wotsch said:

^^^^
Lovely! More infos please.

Both have the Slava 2414 twin barrel movement. This was supposedly the cream of Russian watch movements, a Soviet chronometer if you will. Unfortunately it gained a reputation for being very unreliable. The case is unusual for a Soviet diver as it features 20mm lugs and a steel bezel with bakelite insert. The dial design was completely ripped off from the Zodiac Seawolf.
Apparently (and I've no way of confirming it), this watch was never officially released. When the Soviet Union was busy collapsing, rumour has it that all existing examples were smuggled out of the factory in bits and reassembled later by the employees.

The one on the left has the incorrect dial but considering the rarity of the watch, it's the closest I could get.

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chris.ph    137

Had my space force komandirskies today photos to follow when I get enough steam up on my geriatric laptop lol

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On 8 October 2010 at 10:13, Vaurien said:

 

 

yes, a lovable white Strela not so big to throw you down, not so modern to appear unsuitable to russian watchmaking :man_in_love:

 

And since everybody must improve oneself, always, you should really try to catch that black Sekonda you're dreaming of... did I ever show you mine? :hypocrite:

 

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Now that's a watch!!!!

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WRENCH    9,291
On 11/28/2016 at 01:55, Gizzalicious said:

 

I thought I would add some to the collection, enjoy.

Very nice.

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Karrusel    6,891

One of mine for your delectation (yes, I have Russian timepieces as well!).

First is the Vostok cal 2809 (chronometer) 1960's.

As some of you know already know, Vostok acquired Zenith technology and proceeded to produce their version of the cal 135.

They continued on with the over sized balance wheel & Reeds micro regulator but increased the jewel count to 22 along with a repositioned second hand.

Back cover is secured by the typical 'bagablok' sealing ring.

Never understood why this method isn't used more universally, prevents shearing action on the seals?

Their testing standard's was much higher than the Swiss (COSC) at the time.

IMHO, they are a high performance vintage timepiece that can still be obtained for relatively little money & will continue to increase in value.

Alan

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On 1 December 2016 at 11:03, Karrusel said:

One of mine for your delectation (yes, I have Russian timepieces as well!).

First is the Vostok cal 2809 (chronometer) 1960's.

As some of you know already know, Vostok acquired Zenith technology and proceeded to produce their version of the cal 135.

They continued on with the over sized balance wheel & Reeds micro regulator but increased the jewel count to 22 along with a repositioned second hand.

Back cover is secured by the typical 'bagablok' sealing ring.

Never understood why this method isn't used more universally, prevents shearing action on the seals?

Their testing standard's was much higher than the Swiss (COSC) at the time.

IMHO, they are a high performance vintage timepiece that can still be obtained for relatively little money & will continue to increase in value.

Alan

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Stunning movement.

 

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WRENCH    9,291
On 12/1/2016 at 11:03, Karrusel said:

One of mine for your delectation (yes, I have Russian timepieces as well!).

First is the Vostok cal 2809 (chronometer) 1960's.

As some of you know already know, Vostok acquired Zenith technology and proceeded to produce their version of the cal 135.

They continued on with the over sized balance wheel & Reeds micro regulator but increased the jewel count to 22 along with a repositioned second hand.

Back cover is secured by the typical 'bagablok' sealing ring.

Never understood why this method isn't used more universally, prevents shearing action on the seals?

Their testing standard's was much higher than the Swiss (COSC) at the time.

IMHO, they are a high performance vintage timepiece that can still be obtained for relatively little money & will continue to increase in value.

Alan

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Here's one I dithered on, and missed.

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On 03/01/2016 at 11:11, scottswatches said:

Got these three in this week

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The first I know little about.  I was hoping the movement would be stamped with a production year, but it isn't.  Anyone know when they stopped doing this?  I'm guessing early sixties.

The Pobeda in the middle is NOS in the box, but sadly without papers.  The dial design is definitely unique, and the strap will either make or break what this watch looks like on the wrist.  There is a later one on eBay with Perestroika on the dial, so i think this one is circa 1987.  again, any dating information would be much appreciated.

The Kormandirskie Junior intrigued me.  Yes, it is easy to date, but how many USSR made watches featured the stars and stripes?  The crown is very wobbly - are they all like that?  It feels floppy but secure, like it is held on with a ball joint instead of a thread!  (i might just have made myself look daft if that is something everyone else knows!)

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The middle watch is 80s and yes the crown on the Vostok is supposed to be like that.

On 15/01/2017 at 18:09, WRENCH said:

Here's one I dithered on, and missed.

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Wow, stunning. You missed out on that one for sure.

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Kmot    39

Awesome looking watches everyone! :)

Here is my Vostok Komandirskie that I purchased around 20 years ago I think. But it is my only one, so it is still my latest, lol...

I am going to purchase an Amphibia "Radio Room" version later this year.

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Lampoc    478

Very nice indeed. Are you buying a new Radio Room or looking for an original?

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