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    michele said:

    Re: The Slava medical watch

    "Medical" watches - one of my favourite collector's themes.
    My collection:

    -Agat stopwatch
    -Raketa quartz with gilded case/black inscriptions
    -Raketa quartz with chrome case/blue inscriptions
    -Luch quartz
    -Slava 2428
    -Slava 2428 "KFG" (still mysterious to me )
    -"Cronografo medico 1960", made in the '80/90s with Raketa 2609 inside, made as promotional item for ANTRA (anti-ulcer drug)

    All these watches have the heart rate scale. Still missing the Chaika quartz.


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  2. bharner said:
    Quote Originally Posted by michele View Post
    "Medical" watches - one of my favourite collector's themes.
    My collection:

    -Agat stopwatch
    -Raketa quartz with gilded case/black inscriptions
    -Raketa quartz with chrome case/blue inscriptions
    -Luch quartz
    -Slava 2428
    -Slava 2428 "KFG" (still mysterious to me )
    -"Cronografo medico 1960", made in the '80/90s with Raketa 2609 inside, made as promotional item for ANTRA (anti-ulcer drug)

    All these watches have the heart rate scale. Still missing the Chaika quartz.


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    I'm browsing from my phone so I can't read the faces too well. What is the one on the bottom row with bracelet and 4 o'clock crown?
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    michele said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bharner View Post
    I'm browsing from my phone so I can't read the faces too well. What is the one on the bottom row with bracelet and 4 o'clock crown?
    That's the Luch, perhaps the most unusual of the bunch. It has a quite rare quartz movement (caliber 1956, differently from the more common 23 and 30 mm Russian quartz movements).

    Also, it works with a not very diffused battery (type 384). Neverthless, it has a stunning precision even for a quartz - it loses very few seconds per year!

    former Russian Watch Forum Moderator (2005-2012)
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    Vaurien said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by michele View Post
    "Medical" watches - one of my favourite collector's themes.
    My collection:

    -Agat stopwatch
    -Raketa quartz with gilded case/black inscriptions
    -Raketa quartz with chrome case/blue inscriptions
    -Luch quartz
    -Slava 2428
    -Slava 2428 "KFG" (still mysterious to me )
    -"Cronografo medico 1960", made in the '80/90s with Raketa 2609 inside, made as promotional item for ANTRA (anti-ulcer drug)

    All these watches have the heart rate scale. Still missing the Chaika quartz.
    Fine collection!
    Oddly, you miss the most common of these, the Chaika medical watch.
    Is there a reason?
    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/



  5. michele's Avatar

    michele said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaurien View Post
    Fine collection!
    Oddly, you miss the most common of these, the Chaika medical watch.
    Is there a reason?
    I never found one in decent conditions, for a decent price, but i admit i'm not searching very accurately.
    I was close to buying a NOS one from an Italian guy, but he was kinda greedy (he wanted more than 60,00 if i'm not wrong). Too much for a very small quartz watch.

    former Russian Watch Forum Moderator (2005-2012)
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    Gravit said:

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    What on earth is this one? A franken?
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    Lucidor said:

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    It looks like a mix of at least two watches to me, but I'm no good with Slava watches.
  8. michele's Avatar

    michele said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucidor View Post
    It looks like a mix of at least two watches to me, but I'm no good with Slava watches.
    It's evidently a mix of 2 watches. The "medical" Slava was based on a classic dial in the same case (see another example below, pic taken from Internet).

    Most likely, the crystal on the original watch was damaged, so the whole case was probably replaced with another one from a "non-medical" one.

    Also, it is possible that the guy who fitted the "medical" dial/movement in that case did not manage to replace the rehaut, in order to not risk to break the hard-to-find crystal (the rehaut can be changed only removing the crystal), so he kept that black rehaut with Roman numbers.

    The pic below is also an example of how it's hard to fix the watch without proper parts - the date disk on this one has been replaced with a standard one (from models with day/date at 3 'o clock), but it should have a specific date disk made for that vertical window.

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  9. DanC said:

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    Found another one on ebay. It's up to $128 now, I wonder if it is worth bidding on... I'd love to have one, but I don't want to be the guy that pays $130 (or more) for a $75 watch.

    Soviet CCCP SLAVA Medical Hospital Doctors watch NOS NO RESERVE | eBay
    Have: Citizen Hyper Aqualand, Breitling Colt, Raketa 'Pilot' 24 hr, Raketa 'Naval' 24 hr, Raketa Kopernik, Christopher Ward C8, G-Shock GW2310-1, Ball Engineer II Ohio Moon Phase
    Want: Stowa M.O. Automatic
  10. Daajka said:

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    Hello, I'm, new, and I have a few watches to show you in the theme:

    They are really not NOS:)), but in good working condition! I love them!
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