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  1. Looking for history, data or any information regarding my ACIER JB GARANTI pocket watch. Given to my great grand father as a gift from the Czar of Russia Nicholas II between 1884-1917 in appreciation for providing engineering/manufacturing tooling in the textile industry. Gun metal case, case# 32549, dials for minutes, seconds, day, week, month and moon. Approx. 3.5" round, 5" tall, and an inch thick.
  2. Hello All, a few weeks ago I discovered a thread on Vostok Amphibia modding on a German forum (http://uhrforum.de/v...modding-t172217). I'd known about Seiko modding for quite a while but wasn't aware that there is also a nascent Amphibia modding scene. I was fascinated and, being a fan of Vostoks, immediately caught the bug. After countless hours searching around, I ordered a few bits for a mod - bezels, inlays and the like - as well as a new Amphibia from zenitar on eBay. One by one, the parts arrived and, in my excitement, I also bought another Amphibia from this forum (thanks mcb2007!) as a mod base. This morning, I was ready to start. The first mod attempt is my 100SE that I bought from meranom around a year ago. Here it is as bought: Vostok Amphibia 100SE by wotsch2, on Flickr I'd bought in a few bezels. An engraved (or etched?) one from Russia: Vostok Amphibia Bezel by wotsch2, on Flickr Two similar ones from the Ukraine (left) and the USA (right) to take the inlays I'd ordered from Hong Kong: Vostok Amphibia Bezels by wotsch2, on Flickr Also two from Germany: Vostok Amphibia Bezels by wotsch2, on Flickr (actually, these two don't fit a 100 case, but I'm showing them for comparison). So, off with the original bezel on the 100SE and a photo shooting of the different options: Vostok Amphibia 100SE Comparison by wotsch2, on Flickr What a choice! One or two combinations were no-gos straight away, but I spent a lot of time back and forth trying to find my favourite. It turned out that my favourite was the Russian engraved bezel (far right on the above comparison pic), but I had other plans for that one that I hope to be able to post tomorrow. After a good bit more humming and hahing and some patient advice from my better half, I finally settled on one of the above. A bit of glue to fix the inlay to the bezel and, after a good hour and a half fiddling with the bezel wire to get the damn thing to fit properly, I was finished. So, without further ado, I would like to present my first Vostok Amphibia mod. (continues...)
  3. Hi all,My name is jesaya, just join this fantastic web yesterday , so anyway i came across this beautiful vintage raketa wrist watch what i like about this watch is the hand i have never seen anything like that, i want to know what you guys thing about this piece, i don't know alot about raketa all know it was made in USSR, please help me with any info you know about this watchWarm regards.
  4. Hi, I'm enjoying my start to watch collecting, which has been led primarily by space related watches. I'm hoping to add a Sturmanskie Sputnik watch and have a few questions The brand new watch is a Sturmanskie quartz movement and is around £160 however I've found what must be original or reconditioned older models. These are a Pobeda Sputnik ZIM with white face and white rotating sputnik circle where the 6 would be as a second hand, and a Podeba ZIM Pobeda 2602 with same sputnik feature however a gold inner disc. Is the new watch a homage to these? The older watches have mechanical movements and are half the price. Can anyone help me on what I'm looking at. Original or reconditioned is not the issue unless advised I'm making an error here! Its primarily the design and sputnik feature that's attracted me. As a new watch collector I'm after help knowing what I'm potentially purchase. Finally, there's a Ukraine based ebay seller with these, anyone have experience purchasing from there?
  5. https://images.app.goo.gl/KbrmB1MmGp97eyfE8 Interesting looking thing.
  6. I have purchased an American drop dial case clock. On the dial it has PENFOLD SUTTON any idea what or where this could be
  7. https://www.google.com/search?q=amphibia+cosmonaut&oq=amphibia+cosmonaut&aqs=chrome..69i57.5312j0j7&client=ms-android-h3g-ie&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=eXxbnySr9GLzKM: Hi all. I recently got one if these. Does anyone know how to remove a link on these. If not could you.recommend a replacement bracelet that will work. Thanks for your help in advance.
  8. Hi all, I’m new to the site! Hoping for some help/advice acquiring a genuine Raketa 24 hour?
  9. Saw this watch in a shop the other day and liked the look of it, it was in such great condition, it looks like it has hardly been used, if at all. I've seen a silver version of this watch on here but can't find any examples of gold versions. Apparently it's a slava double barrel 2428 but wondering how old it is and what kind of value it has, being in such good condition in box. It has a price tag of £17.95 on the box with a shop logo which is from between 1968 - 1993. photos of the watch: https://imgur.com/a/tQjIxmK
  10. just bought a sturmanski space pioneer quartz chrono vk64 3354851 , £40 inc postage , and im confused about its workings , as I understand it the top pusher , starts the second hand timer , but the watch is working while no other chronograph dials are moving , so in theory if the second hand is in the stationary position and the 2 small chrono dials are also not moving the watch still keeps time , I thought a quartz watch had to have one dial moving to show its working I think its a Seiko movement
  11. Just arrived from Julian at Poljot.de 40mm Poljot "Aviator I Chronograph" (Cal: Poljot 3133) Also came with a second strap, which is also black but with red stitching. Oh and of course the customary free packet of biscuits.
  12. Just arrived via DHL, the 2801 Poljot Chronograph Journey (Cal: Poljot 31681) Again came with extra straps and fee biscuits. Picture really doesn't do it justice, silver dial really looks good in the daylight.
  13. Hi All, I’m Tom, random member with some random watches. Everything from a GShock....to a soon to arrive Panerai with a splattering of Pulsar, CWC, Tag, Dunhill and Montblanc in the middle. Looking forward to chatting to you all! Very best.
  14. I have this "Paul Buhre" watch which has a sterling silver bracelet/band inscribed (i think?)......"Mick?....Christmas 1934.......my question is......is the band contemporary with the watch.......i believe "Paul or Pavel Buhre"......were a watch maker connected in some way to the Imperial Russian Court before the revolution......and subsequently moved their concern to Switzerland?......Anyone have any more info ......it's a great little ticker and only loses about a minute in 2 weeks
  15. I have a quantity of vintage watch cases with dials dating from trench watches onward. They have no movements so I have no calibre information to go on. Does anyone know of any book or other resource that might help me date them with just the style / fashion of the case and dial to go on? Thanks
  16. A new watch is been lunch on kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coastudios/redefining-british-luxury-watches?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=coa stu
  17. Came back from holiday to this new arrival
  18. I recently acquired an Elektronika 53 as I had heard that their rate could be regulated via an on-screen menu and I was curious to see how accurate I could get it. The build quality is not amazing, with quite a bit of discoloration on the LCD display. As is common with Russian watches of this type, it ships without a strap. I put a bracelet on from one of my Casios, but it isn't a great fit Anyway, I have found that the watch can be adjusted by +/- 6.5 seconds per day in increments of 0.1 seconds per day. Over the course of a week's observation I have adjusted the rate to a nominal -3.6 seconds per day, which equates to real world performance of -0.1 seconds per day when unworn overnight and +0.1 seconds per day when worn during the day. I will have to see how the rate settles down over the year as ambient temperatures rise and fall and as my wearing pattern changes (almost certainly to less frequent wear), but I am hopeful that I can get this watch performing almost as well as one of my HAQs.
  19. Hi there First time post and apologies if this has gone into the wrong section. I have come into possession of a few Vostok Watches, there are also a couple of smaller ones that are not pictured. Is it possible for any help with any information about these models? I think I have got as far as that they are Vostok Komandirskie but please correct me on this if I am wrong. Is there is any significance in the crown being at the 2 O'Clock on 2 of them and 3 O'Clock on one? I have a gold coloured/ plated model at the end and can't find any other images on these. Thanks in advance.
  20. Hi all Im looking for some recommendations on vintage dress watches Nothing expensive £100 is my max I’m not new to buying watches but I’ve never actually owned a dress watch I’ve got a small collection of divers and a number of gshocks but my change of job calls for something more refined than say my Marathon GSAR so if anyone could help me out with some suggestions i would be more than greatful
  21. Hello all mates.i am collecting some old models of Seiko.any other Seiko collector here?? Kindly share his knowledge here.which models are antique?? I have 5 Seiko old models of Seiko 5. Thanks in advance
  22. Thanks to the people who do this work of art. A week ago, I went to the site http://komandirskie.com and I found a cheap watch, made an order. They are very cool. Many advantages and most importantly beautiful.
  23. Hi all, I'm after some help with a Vostok Troika, I seem to have too many seals for a start and need a movement spacer as the movement moves when the crown and stem is pulled out. The real thin seal was on the case back and the two large thicker seals were around the movement, I seem to remember theses seals on amphibias. So can anyone help or put me onto a supplier who may be able to. I need: New crystal and plastic ring Movement spacer Correct seal kit I should have taken a pic of the movement, its a 17 jewel manual wind, any ideas? I'll try and get a pic. If anyone has any parts they'd like to sell on for the watch, it would be appreciated. Many thanks Rich
  24. Hi, I recently bought a watch that seems to be from Russia or Eastern Europe, but I don't have a clue what brand it is, in which country it is made and when? Does somebody have some information about this watch or brand? Sincerely, Jimmy
  25. A full manufactured automatic Russian Raketa watch that was successfully selling a year ago for USD 1600 is now available for the ones counting in dollars for USD 819. While a Swiss made automatic time keeper sold in Russia, during the same period increased its price from 51 000 Russian rubles to 154 000. It is now time for foreigners that may have hesitated a year ago, to buy a legendary Russian manufactured watch, as they purchasing power increase along with ruble depreciation.
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