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    Rolling eyes Re: Slava Transistor...

    Already available to sale.
    Does not work
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    Re: Slava Transistor...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raketa View Post
    It seems a bit mixed up though. What exactly does he refer to? Kammerton or Transistor?
    No confusion. Kammerton means tuning-fork, so this is a description of the movement, not the model name of the watch.

    If I recall correctly, the electronics factory Kamerton in Pinsk was only established in 1979, and has mostly focussed on medical equipment, so it is an unlikely player in this story anyway.

    I stick to the most likely version, that the Transistor was a joint effort between LIP and Slava, until we find something conclusive and verified on this matter. See the dial of the first working model with the LIP R27 (yes, I know that the R27 and the follow-up R148 are of a different technique to the Transistor).
    If only we had a forum member with contacts within Lip, we could confirm this.

    However it is worth noting that these two watches are not the only ones to use the technical symbol for a transistor on the dial. The Chinese Xiang Yang comes to mind also.
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    Re: Slava Transistor...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raketa View Post
    I stick to the most likely version, that the Transistor was a joint effort between LIP and Slava, until we find something conclusive and verified on this matter. See the dial of the first working model with the LIP R27 (yes, I know that the R27 and the follow-up R148 are of a different technique to the Transistor).

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    That's difficult to believe. If you take a look at JL's book where the movement is shown (page 84) and compare it with a Bulova 214 movement you will see that they are identical. To me this Slava Transistor is a copy or a failed licensing deal with Bulova.

    Tammo

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    Re: Slava Transistor...

    Quote Originally Posted by _Tammo_ View Post
    That's difficult to believe. If you take a look at JL's book where the movement is shown (page 84) and compare it with a Bulova 214 movement you will see that they are identical. To me this Slava Transistor is a copy or a failed licensing deal with Bulova.

    Tammo
    Yes, I think you are right. Seeing these two side by side, it is an exact copy of the Bulova. Although in one of the russian watch repair books it 'seems' to suggest to be russian technology - but than you always have to be careful in translating and reading russian books of that period. So, no russian technology jump, just a rip-off! Still a very desirable item.

    Raketa

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    Re: Slava Transistor...

    So no one is going to buy this??

    gorvi posted a live link to the auction!

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    Re: Slava Transistor...

    Quote Originally Posted by vejarmr2 View Post
    So no one is going to buy this??
    Yes they are...

    It is not working...anyone know if any of the parts are interchangeable with the 214? I'm thinking the coil on the right looks damaged; it would great if I could cannibalise a working 214.

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    Re: Slava Transistor...

    Quote Originally Posted by vejarmr2 View Post
    So no one is going to buy this??

    gorvi posted a live link to the auction!
    Yes, and as usual, he did not read the forum rules.
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    Hiya...any updates illlllllllllllllllllllllll phillllllllllllllllllllll??
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    Re: Slava Transistor...

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazypeter View Post
    Hiya...any updates illlllllllllllllllllllllll phillllllllllllllllllllll??
    Slava Accutron Updates?

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    Re: Slava Transistor...

    Quote Originally Posted by _Tammo_ View Post

    Go and get it !. It is worth a premium, even in not working condition.

    Tammo
    I find this to be an interesting statement! What would be considered a "premium" price for this watch in non-working condition?

    Also, I've seen estimated production quantities in the range of "a few hundred" to exactly 2,000.

    Is there a conclusive number?

    Finally, it appears that all references I find to this watch turn up non-working examples. What usually goes wrong with these watches, and why?

    TIA

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