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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Quote Originally Posted by Huliganchik View Post
    Care to explain?

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    Your name. Hooligan chick. I was assuming you're a girl.

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    Can anyone explain why there is a wire inside the bezel when you remove the bezel from the watch case? What is it for? And do I have to take it out if I'm going to soak a chromed bezel in hydrochloric acid (to strip the chrome)?

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    The bezel wire holds it in place, and gives a certain tension. You need it!
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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    A lot of vostok watches have dome acrylic crystal, don't they?

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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Huliganchik means little hooligan in russian

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    Oh. Got it

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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Quote Originally Posted by cuthbert View Post
    The Soviet industry started before WWII, they bought entire production lines from Americans (Elgin if I remember correctly).

    Most of our watches have indigenous Soviet movements, namely the Vostoks are copies of nothing, while for the chronographs the Soviets first took fer German movements (Tutima) "POWs" after the war, then they bought the 150 movement from Venus (and slightly modified), then they bought the 7734 from Valjoux and they completely redesign it with a lot of improvements (3133).

    With the money given by the Soviet financed the development of the automatic 7750, in the case you are interested.



    In this case I would recommend to invest in a nice Soviet watch with some value like a gold (real gold) Poljot Deluxe.

    Either with the automatic Orbita movement or the Vympel manual it was on pair with the best Swiss competition of the time (Longines, Zenith, Omega) and it is worth servicing.
    I've been looking for vintage zenith captain. Poljot de luxe sounds interesting, although I have only been able to find plated models. Meanwhile, I just ordered Komandirskiye with the tank image for the old times sake. This thread inspired me to start looking into Russian watches again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huliganchik View Post
    I've been looking for vintage zenith captain. Poljot de luxe sounds interesting, although I have only been able to find plated models. Meanwhile, I just ordered Komandirskiye with the tank image for the old times sake. This thread inspired me to start looking into Russian watches again.

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    There are solid gold Poljots on ebay at the moment, but they are not cheap, actually the average Soviet gold watch costs more than the average Swiss watch, few cases notwithstanding.

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    Huliganchik have you got your komandirskie with tank image yet? What color is the dial? I'm confused with some models because in meranom for example, the image of the ship and plane would be bluish, and in some place else it would be gray. And the dial has bluish hue around the edges but in other places it looks pure white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayeng View Post
    Huliganchik have you got your komandirskie with tank image yet? What color is the dial? I'm confused with some models because in meranom for example, the image of the ship and plane would be bluish, and in some place else it would be gray. And the dial has bluish hue around the edges but in other places it looks pure white.

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    Haven't received it yet. It will probably take some time to get here from russia. I got the one with the black dial and what appears to be white image of the tank. I bought it from Zenitar though, whose selection appears to be better than meranom.

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