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    Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    After talking about it on here for 3 years. After starting it 2 years ago and then abandoning the project for almost 2 years because I couldn't get a look I liked, I decided to try again. After playing around with a few tools I settled on Wix. Lots of nice templates and tools and some annoying idiosyncrasies. "Fit to screen" galleries, I'm looking at you

    All 80 watches are documented. Just 1 picture of each because the thought of taking the backs off for movements shots and setting up other angles would have put me off for another 2 years.

    So for your watch perusing delectation, I present my Soviet Watchbox.
    The gallery resizing or lack thereof means it looks ok on screens above 1600x900 but below that and it's awful. Pretty unusable on a tablet too.

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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    Quote Originally Posted by elsoldemayo View Post
    After talking about it on here for 3 years. After starting it 2 years ago and then abandoning the project for almost 2 years because I couldn't get a look I liked, I decided to try again. After playing around with a few tools I settled on Wix. Lots of nice templates and tools and some annoying idiosyncrasies. "Fit to screen" galleries, I'm looking at you

    All 80 watches are documented. Just 1 picture of each because the thought of taking the backs off for movements shots and setting up other angles would have put me off for another 2 years.

    So for your watch perusing delectation, I present my Soviet Watchbox.
    The gallery resizing or lack thereof means it looks ok on screens above 1600x900 but below that and it's awful. Pretty unusable on a tablet too.

    Banner is in my signature, should you want to link from your own sites. I'll gladly reciprocate any link adds if you send me a PM with a banner and address.
    Thank you!! I've enjoyed seeing your collection be teased, piece by piece, on the WRUW threads. I will browse this with significant interest!

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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    Quote Originally Posted by elsoldemayo View Post
    After talking about it on here for 3 years. After starting it 2 years ago and then abandoning the project for almost 2 years because I couldn't get a look I liked, I decided to try again. After playing around with a few tools I settled on Wix. Lots of nice templates and tools and some annoying idiosyncrasies. "Fit to screen" galleries, I'm looking at you

    All 80 watches are documented. Just 1 picture of each because the thought of taking the backs off for movements shots and setting up other angles would have put me off for another 2 years.

    So for your watch perusing delectation, I present my Soviet Watchbox.
    The gallery resizing or lack thereof means it looks ok on screens above 1600x900 but below that and it's awful. Pretty unusable on a tablet too.

    Banner is in my signature, should you want to link from your own sites. I'll gladly reciprocate any link adds if you send me a PM with a banner and address.
    A wonderful site, thank you for sharing your collection with all of us
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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    Great work on the site! I'll have to check it out in further detail.

    About the photography...have you thought about a cheap light box? Check Amazon or eBay, it might make taking photos less frustrating
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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    Excellent Elsoldemayo! Glycine though? In the "Soviet watchbox"? :)
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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    Great collection. Usually I can't stand faux Cyrillic font but I'll let you off this time.

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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    Quote Originally Posted by 24h View Post
    Great work on the site! I'll have to check it out in further detail.

    About the photography...have you thought about a cheap light box? Check Amazon or eBay, it might make taking photos less frustrating
    I thought about it but in the end I bought a cheap smartphone holder which once setup means I just pop the watch off it's watch cushion, set the time to 10:10, quick polish with a glasses cloth and hit the photo app timer. All 80 watches took about 2 hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fergfour View Post
    Excellent Elsoldemayo! Glycine though? In the "Soviet watchbox"? :)
    Yep, although as explained in the About page, probably half the watches are actual Soviets, lots of Russians and then the "Misfits" which fall into either the 24Hr watch category or are Chronographs.
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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    Congratulations, looks good!
    That's some really nice pieces you have there
    If you don't mind i will add your site to my links page?

    (just a small detail, the link to marks website is now: www.ussrtime.info)

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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    Quote Originally Posted by ill-phill View Post
    Congratulations, looks good!
    That's some really nice pieces you have there
    If you don't mind i will add your site to my links page?

    (just a small detail, the link to marks website is now: www.ussrtime.info)
    Thanks and I'd be delighted to be linked from your site. I used it many times to grab Cyrillic when creating mine and it's one of my go to sources when checking watch authenticity!



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    Re: Another watch collection site... Soviet Watchbox

    You have there one very nice collection. I really enjoyed browsing through it.

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