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    Re: Admiring Russian/Soviet watches found online

    I am admiring this Luch, a quite rare dial variant that seems to have never had its slash marks "installed". Perhaps it escaped from the factory prematurely?

    LUCH gold plated USSR vintage men's ULTRA THIN mechanical wristwatch - RARE | eBay


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    Original dial variations, for comparison...



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    A few interesting things I came across while late night Soviet watch browsing.

    An electronic pocket watch (very funky!):



    A Soviet-made "Space View" variant of the famous Slava Transistor. I have previously only seen a reference to this in the catalog:



    This gorgeous Gostrest Tochmekh recently sold on ebay, notice the markings on the back. I have never seen those markings before on a Gostrest Tochmekh watch. Anyone have any ideas?






    Finally, I never knew that Gostrest Tochmekh produced any chronograph movements, at least not with a "Gostrest Tochmekh" signature on the dial. And then, tonight, I saw this:

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    Another one I stumbled across tonight. This one a tutima kirova. A few interesting things about it:





    The first interesting thing is that it uses the 1MWF diamond logo, which seems very rare. I have only ever seen another diamond logo style dial in Mark Gordon's collection (#1390).

    Another interesting thing, is the back cover. I have never seen a back cover like this on this type of watch.

    You can see the typical Russian and German back covers here:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/2-n...ian-32341.html

    One other type of back cover I have seen is as in Lucidor's example here:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/my-...ml#post2453217

    But this one seems like some third type of Russian manufactured back for this type of watch. Very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirill Sergueev View Post
    Grokiy was always on the Moscow time. Stalinsk is a small town known now as Novokuznetsk in Kemerovo district....It is a fantasy watch made to sell to ignorant folks.
    But it's excelent!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvmt View Post

    This gorgeous Gostrest Tochmekh recently sold on ebay, notice the markings on the back. I have never seen those markings before on a Gostrest Tochmekh watch. Anyone have any ideas?

    It's watch used at railroad, and this is just acronim of organisation and asset number of the item. According to acronim and time of the wacth been produced and used - 1930-th - it porbably this USSR railroad https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwestern_Railways - Південно-Західна залізниця (ПЗЗ).
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    Raketa Copernicus with a wolf for the Turkey market, because, why not?

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    Re: Admiring Russian/Soviet watches found online

    Another "oopsie" Luch?

    RARE! Beautiful Luch 23 Jewels USSR wrist watch. Gold Plated 20Mc | eBay

    Two lines at 12 o'clock ("should" be three) and branding much closer to center than usual. Maybe one of a kind?


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    If this were a Cyrillic dial, I would probably have paid the inordinate $150 asking price:

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    Unfortunately, this is the only reference picture I could find, so I am not sure the hands are proper for this model. They seem gold in the picture, but its a silver case model. Not sure what the stock configuration for the gold dial / gold case is:

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    I had always assumed that the pocket watch modified reverse direction chronograph approach was a Soviet-era artel invention, but it seems Pavel Buhre was doing the same (or sourced movements which did the same) in Imperial Russia? Coincidence or did Soviet artels use Pavel's movements as a guide? It might seem the latter.







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    Re: Admiring Russian/Soviet watches found online

    Quote Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
    I am not sure the hands are proper for this model. They seem gold in the picture, but its a silver case model. Not sure what the stock configuration for the gold dial / gold case is:
    Yeah, those hands definitely seem a bit suspicious to me. But who knows. They certainly look good.

    FWIW, the hands on mine are gold:


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    By the way, I picked this up a couple months ago for just under $30. Keep your eyes peeled, there are more out there at much better prices. Here is one that sold for under $60 last year, though I suspect the inner dial has been refurbished:

    AUTOMATIC SLAVA 2427 WATCH VERY EXTREMELY RARE USSR SOVIET | eBay

    And notice -- gold hands :)

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