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  1. Nice watch - hands and pillow winder look OK - I think the second hand should be longer and cross into the outer minute increment ring. Take a look at ill-phils site.
  2. Updated edition of 'The Birth of Soviet Watchmaking' back on the original blog. Contains much new stuff. It's FREE folks.
  3. For anyone interested in the history of early Soviet watchmaking I have put some new updates on the blog site.
  4. You may be aware of my blog The Birth of Soviet Watchmaking, the content of which has now been transferred into a PDF book which can be download for FREE. I would like to raise awareness of this move in the hope it will raise money for charity, specifically the Against Malaria charity. Both the above links allow anyone seeking a copy to download via a dedicated donations page. Donations are not obligatory but lets hope other can benefit in exchange for this information about our shared passion of Soviet & Russian watches. Cordially, Worzel.
  5. Thanks for the pictures Rubbatiti. I can't quite see if there is a date within the 'KAMMER' stamp. I'm thinking the watch was not made in 1953 but between !942 & 1946 in Factory 53 a temporary branch of the 2nd State Watch Factory that was established behind the Urals. Do you see a date within the circular stamp next to the balance cock? Is the dial painted or enamelled? Thanks, Worzel
  6. Rubbatiti, The second watch is interesting, does it have an enamel dial? Can you post a picture of the movement? Thanks Worzel
  7. I agree and if it's happening - I will remove it. So far today there have been 11 referrals from the link. Worzel
  8. :big_boss: Hang on Wayne. It's got a home with me anytime - here with its cousins who all have memories of their visit to Brighton Beach...
  9. The thread made me remember that these were stuffed in the sock draw. I bought them from a man on Melton Mowbray market after I read Mach's write-up. I guess I got carried away with the Leicester connection :fox:
  10. Oh Roger what memories you evoke. To get to the MF35 dual clutch you split the tractor into two halves, right down the middle. The two halves are supported on dollies that run on a short length of railtrack. As a boy of 16 I could change a clutch in 30 minutes, in the workshop, on my own :whistle:. However, if doing it at a farm, on an uneven dirt floor, it took two men a good hour as the difficulty was lining the drive shaft splines into the centre of the flywheel - it's where I learnt patience and a lot of curse words. If you want power steering, just hang a concrete block on the rear arm
  11. Did you mean cylinder? If so, it's a three cylinder....I checked today, and will ask the other relevant questions when I next see Brian.....hopefully sometime this week. Well a 3 cylinder (self correcting text tried to be helpful before) is what I want next. Can you ask what grade of watch would be required for a trade. Rolex - Omega - Timex :lol:
  12. Sorry not to reply quicker. :thumbup: :clap: Great news... another tractor man on the forum. Did you do the restoration? I cut my teeth on 35's back in the 60's - is it a 3 or 4 cal model? I have a TEF-20 a Dexta as well as the Allis B. It's a 1939 US made tractor with no 3 point linkage. It has a hydraulic lift, PTO & Belt Pulley.
  13. If you were expecting pictures of something else - shame on you :pmsl: Yes folks as my handle would suggest I also have tractors. It would be great to hear from anyone else with a similar interest, or an interest in old machines (with an engine) - especially with pictures.
  14. Very timely Mach, I've just listed one on ebay and had shown it as circa 1950's - now revised to circa 1930's.
  15. Simple, elegant and accurate, after the best part of 70 years :yes: :hi:
  16. Miroman, Many thank's for the translation - clearly the back and movement are not contemporary. I had guessed this would be the case by the embossed styling around the rim. Cheers
  17. Hi, I would be grateful if anyone can translate the inscription on the back of a Type-1 pocket watch I've just acquired. The movement is 1958 but the bottom of the inscription indicates a date of April 7th 1940. Is it an 18th birthday gift? or is the back not contemporary to the movement? Cheers Worzel
  18. Try this url... http://www.ussrwatches.info/brands/
  19. Exactly what I was thinking, not for playing golf or tennis with! Thanks guys, At my age playing golf or tennis isn't a serious option and the old wrist aint as mobile as it used to be :D
  20. I agree with the above The seller states " It would be a perfect bargain for those who appreciate the highest quality and antiquity.†If this is the case then why try to modernise it by putting it in a wristwatch case, why not put it back into a pocket watch case as they are making the case anyway? Thanks guys, Scott, I'm pleased to hear you've looked at these type of things before - I'm hoping for advice on cost and quality. Buying a watch is always an individual matter of taste - I'm used to Soviet pocketwatch movements in wristwatch cases so the style of the highlighted wa
  21. I agree with you, I assume these are redundant movements (not forgetting the old saying ass out of u and me, with the emphasis on me).
  22. When watch cases are melted down, for their gold or silver content, good movements end up like lonley hearts on auction sites "widowed movement seeks new home". Of course they are an invaluable source of spare parts but that only makes them all the more pityful. I have noticed some enterprising persons/concerns, eminating from Kiev, offering these old movements, Omega, Hamilton, Hampden etc., nicely refurbished, re-cased and presented for what they are. I'm not sure if the sellers are doing the work or just acting as agents. I think it's a wonderful use of redundant movements, far better
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