These are wonderful and under-appreciated watches. The hollow lugs are very distinctive for this model. Wear in good health! Here is mine from 1946:
I've already seen that while google'ing pictures of k43 to make sure the back is original. The 4-47 model has a different one, so i got confused :) It's in very fine condition, a pity the chrome coating doesn't seem to be any thick - they all have significant "holes" in the chrome layer. And even if the case is quite fine - my newer one is pretty good, the back still looks horrible :)
I've also bought another fine ChChZ watch. A modified '56 POBEDA witha a screw-down back and Incabloc. The glass is bad, but the overall condition is fine, I'd say. I found it in a box with trash and paid $3 for a fine, working and scarce (at least much less common than ordinary Pobedas) watch :)
Last edited by pmwas; January 8th, 2011 at 21:13.
I have the same watch I posted it in this thread twisted logic
I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.
Two beautiful hollow-lug K-43s -- the father of all Vostoks. These don't turn up very often, and you have both dial styles! I think these are the best looking of the K-43s, as they look less like a trench watch than the wire-lug version. I just happen to be wearing the my Vostok K-43 reissue right now, though I'd prefer to be wearing one of these originals!
And just one more yesterday catch. I bought a working Pobeda with dirty dial and late Vostok hands. It was working I meant to buy it for parts, but inside i found a real beauty. A top finished 1-54 1MChZ movement with gold signs. I guess it was originally intended for gold case, still a nice find and will stay in one piece :)
Last edited by pmwas; January 9th, 2011 at 12:14.
Russian watches were designed to be maintained in the field by an agricultural worker using nothing but a hammer, a sickle, and some tractor grease... (phd)
My flickr watches: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaurien/
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