I recently visited a watch store and looked at some nice pieces from Oris when the sales person started to take up a pleasurable conversation about watches. I got excited and started raving about cool soviet stuff and made his face crinkle somewhat, promising to show him my seventies, silver faced 3133 Sturmanskie someday.
Then he says something like: well I sure don´t like those crappy bocktock watches from the eighties with anchor movt. Since he pronounced the world Boctok as if written in english and I furthermore have not the slightest idea what an anchor movt is I did the most logical thing - I said ´yeah right I see what you mean ´instead of just saying that I had never heard of a brand that sounded as a toy in my ears and I wouldn´t recognize an anchor movt if it hit me in the head. I often do that - dont let on that I´m incompetent.
When I had left the store it hit me - Vostok
But what is an anchor movt?