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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Hi All,

    Another frankenskie of the week runner up, komandirskie dial, hands, in tonneau case, from ebay numbered 300451816364. And the image from the dealer's site:





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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Here's my nomination, ebay # 140438117222.
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by chas1869 View Post
    Here's my nomination, ebay # 140438117222.
    The worst part is that this is being sold by a forum member who knows better.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mike View Post
    The worst part is that this is being sold by a forum member who knows better.
    yeah im kind of disappointed ive bought many watches off of them

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Not a franken...definitively a luxury Vostok anyway.

    Too bad, it was perfect, original and very nice, albeit not rare.


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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Somebody sacrificed a Rolex to gussy up this Komandirskie?
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    I'm suspicious of this Zlatoust diver. I was excited to see one with a clean dial (no anchor, diving helmet, etc.) and an undecorated caseback, but something doesn't seem right. It was advertised as having a Type 1 movement as a true Zlat should, but there were no movement photos. Plus, I think the screws in the dial might suggest that a Molnija movement is fitted. I can't tell from the photos if the case is stainless or plated. In short, I'm not sure if it's real, a Franken, or an earlier Molnija-powered "reissue" with a plain caseback and undecorated dial (if there ever was such a thing).


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    Re: Franken of the week...

    The screws in the dial are in the correct places. At least they are identical to my two Zlatoust watches, and they both host Type-1 movement. The watch looks legit to me. But I'm no expert, so let's wait for the more knowledgeable members.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucidor View Post
    The screws in the dial are in the correct places. At least they are identical to my two Zlatoust watches, and they both host Type-1 movement. The watch looks legit to me. But I'm no expert, so let's wait for the more knowledgeable members.
    I stand corrected -- I always though that the screws were a later addition to make the Molnija movements fit, but that turns out to have been a false assumption.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Here is a photo of my 1955 version, one of the earliest I have come across. Two screws hold the dial, the third smaller hole is access for releasing the stem (which, by the way, is released with an absurdly tiny screw, threaded counter-clockwise). I made a complete disassembly of the watch in this thread, so you can see how the bits fit together.


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