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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Came back from holiday to this new arrival
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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...)
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. I took this today for another forum but thought I would post here too. I love my little collection.
  16. Hi Guys, attached are Preview Pics of an upcoming brand Don Kylne &Co. This is the First Watch from the collection. Do Enjoy.
  17. Hi there,i have one vostok with rare dial i think.Made for Lithuanian parliament in early 1990`s i believe.Looking for any relevent info about this watch.Thanks
  18. Dear Friends, We are being asked regularly by email if it possible to visit the Petrodvorets Watch factory "Raketa" in Peterhof (Saint Petersburg) YES, we are welcoming guests and travelers, To help you organise your travel from Saint Petersburg, we have prepared a special brochure with all the details ! http://www.raketa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/catalogue_tourist_2015.pdf Also, in case you travel to Moscow, you are also very welcome to visit the Design Studio of the Factory (located in Moscow-not St Petersburg) where you can see how designers work and prepare new watch collections: 10 minutes from Red Square: Ulitza Petrovka 30, call before, +7 926 847 36 64 Best Regards, Jacques von Polier You want to take part in the Raketa lottery and win a Raketa-Avtomat with your name on the dial? follow this link))) http://www.raketa.com/promoforumeng/
  19. Hello, hello As you might know I have been trying to sell my Seiko Presage so that I can put some money towards a new 3133 of some sort. I was scrolling through ebay and stumbled upon a German antiques retailer who sold some watches. I looked on their shop to see if they might on the off chance have anything nice, and the first watch I saw was a beautiful pre owned Poljot 'Ruslan' 3133 chronograph. I know it's bad form to discuss prices although I can say that I shot them an offer and got it for a very, very nice price! This piece was made to commemorate the Russian Antonov An-225 which I believe is one of the largest planes in the world. I think the watch dates to the mid to late 2000s and is numbered 1151/2000. It measures 40mm across but it wears like a 41mm because of the large crown and thin bezel. It is a bit scratched up in places (as to be expected from the price) so i'm going to get it re polished (If anyone knows anyone who can do such work i'd be grateful) After removing the case back, I found the movement in very good condition apart from some dirt on the chronograph seconds wheel. I dressed it up on a nice Condor Camel grain strap. Over all a beautiful piece, I am starting to get together a collection of 3133s so it sits next to my 44mm Sthurmanskie Strela in my watch box. Hope you enjoy the photos. Quite thick at 16mm
  20. Apologies if this isn't new news... While considering my next Amphibia mod project, I noticed that meranom has a number of new Amphibia designs available in the Amphibian Classic range. Some of them are clearly inspired by previous SE models (although they have the classic arrow hands and the dials don't seem to be as well done as the SE versions): http://meranom.com/amphibian-classic/120/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-120695.html http://meranom.com/amphibian-classic/120/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-120512.html Others seem to be new dial designs altogether in the 100 case (at least I've not seen them before): http://meranom.com/amphibian-classic/100/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-100475.html http://meranom.com/amphibian-classic/100/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-100815.html http://meranom.com/amphibian-classic/100/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-100820.html http://meranom.com/amphibian-classic/100/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-100825.html There's a new white-dialled 090, which looks very nice: http://meranom.com/amphibian-classic/090/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-090485.html Some are really nice (IMO), others not quite so. I ordered this one: http://meranom.com/amphibian-classic/100/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-100816.html Cheers, -wotsch
  21. Good evening All, I just bought a cheap light tent to try to improve my watch photos. After a few experiments this morning, I'm pretty amazed at the difference it has made. It makes it much, much easier to get a good shot without ruinous reflections. Here are a few of the results. A couple of recent acquisitions plus two of my favourites. First up, the most recent arrival - my Sturmanski Radiation Resistant chronograph: Sturmanskie Chronograph by wotsch2, on Flickr Sturmanskie Chronograph by wotsch2, on Flickr Second, a Glashütte Spezimatic: Spezimatic Weltzeit by wotsch2, on Flickr Spezimatic Weltzeit by wotsch2, on Flickr Next up, my Komandisrki Airforce chrono: KomanKomandirski Airforce Chronodirski_Airforce_Chrono_14 by wotsch2, on Flickr Komandirski Airforce Chrono by wotsch2, on Flickr (continues...)
  22. I'm very in to them and air rifle's but here's where they collide i'm very in to vostok watches and i have a vostok air rifle in .177 :) thats 30 years old and still work's im happy when a company i like do multiple thing's i also love my Baikal mp654k C02 pistol made in Russia from old firearm part's 80%-90% of it is real Makarov :) i collect Russian air weapon's as well as military watch's also have a couple of Russian knives's. i drive a motorbike too, i wish that was Russian as everything I've had of there's has been reliable and trouble free sometime's when i shoot the rifle, i wear a watch i feel better inside :L cant decide if that is sad or not.
  23. Inspired by Lampoc's posts in the USSR thread here: http://www.thewatchf...ndpost&p=880891, I thought it would be good to start this thread of boxes full of (or even overflowing with) Russian watches. To kick off, here's mine: Russians01small by wotsch2, on Flickr Let's see yours. -wotsch
  24. I currently have three watches in my humble collection - one on a steel bracelet, one on a ZULU nylon strap, and one on rubber. All of which are very decent watches for just under $100 and all of which serve me well as daily wearers (Pics up soon!) A big birthday is coming up in a few months however and I do want to look at a chronograph on a leather bracelet. Realistically I can afford to set aside $500, perhaps $600 if there is a very good reason for me to do so. I've shortlisted 2 models, but am really welcome to any suggestions. The models are: - Vostok Gaz ( ) - Jorg Gray 6500 ( ) Both run on Miyota movements, but I'm wondering what a decent Swiss choice would be, at this price range. Cheers!
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