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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    That's wild!

    It should be possible to construct such a Vostok movement because of parts interchangability and the fact that Vostok makes a modern automatic 24 hour movement based on the 2409 but that seems like an awful lot of trouble. Hands on your example look like Vostok, also.

    The automatic mechanism would need to be removed and a different winding bridge and main bridge installed from a 2409 or 2414. Notice that the winding bridge is not beveled like the main bridge and balance bridge indicating they did not start out together. Then one would remove the date function and replace the cannon pinion, hour wheel, and second hand pinion with shorter ones from 2409. Seems like a lot of trouble.

    Was this very interesting "construction" an expensive watch?

    Vostok 2431:

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    That is a very old balance from the "70s, by the way, with a screw-attachment for the hairspring and the earliest, "2409", main bridge designation.

    From my collection, one of the first watches built with the Vostok 2409:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev80e View Post
    Fantastic , that's quite a set , the blue bezel one is still my favourite though.
    These dials are difficult to photograph properly, but the blue is very different from the green one, even the dial and not just the bezel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsoldemayo View Post
    Most recent purchases are a Raketa 24Hr with radio room markings and a Glycine Airman. Damn Swiss watches are expensive!!
    The expensive one arrived recently. I may not stray into Swiss watches again but glad I did.

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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    That's wild!

    It should be possible to construct such a Vostok movement because of parts interchangability and the fact that Vostok makes a modern automatic 24 hour movement based on the 2409 but that seems like an awful lot of trouble. Hands on your example look like Vostok, also.

    The automatic mechanism would need to be removed and a different winding bridge and main bridge installed from a 2409 or 2414. Notice that the winding bridge is not beveled like the main bridge and balance bridge indicating they did not start out together. Then one would remove the date function and replace the cannon pinion, hour wheel, and second hand pinion with shorter ones from 2409. Seems like a lot of trouble.

    Was this very interesting "construction" an expensive watch?
    I'm brand new to watches, so I don't know what any of that means, but it's really fascinating to me, and I sure do appreciate you sharing your knowledge. It sounds like someone went to a lot of trouble with this watch, so maybe I can stop feeling so embarrassed about how much I spent on a "fake" ($77). Nahhhhh, I'm still embarrassed, but this morning the watch was still spot-on for keeping time overnight, so it's doing what I bought it for....and I like the watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elsoldemayo View Post
    The expensive one arrived recently. I may not stray into Swiss watches again but glad I did.

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    You chose well...the Airman, especially in its initial form is always the First GMT watch (Rolexists, have you heard?).

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    The watch has been lying around for a month or so. I was waiting for a chunky strap

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    Re: What did you buy today?

    If only they made it in a 40-42mm I'd buy it right now




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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Just got these two NOS!

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    Re: What did you buy today?

    All this chatting about new Elektronikas made me wish to get vintage ones.

    I decided to get the plastic cases waterproof ones as they are different from those who can be found now as NOS...so I found this unusual Belorussian 55:



    And a Soviet export model of the 53B or waterproof, very colorful, with an attractive geometric pattern and Latin letters:



    This came with its original peculiar rubber bracelet:


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    Courtesy of jaykim...thanks for the sale!!!


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