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    Re: Breitling Poljot?

    Quote Originally Posted by phd View Post
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    and, as a tribute to the Soviet people, the hands were lovingly daubed with a clashing orange paint by a blind Ukrainian watchmaker
    Not necessarily Ukrainian; it could have been Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder too!

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    Re: Breitling Poljot?

    I didn't know there was a separate market for boxes and paper from Soviet watches (sold without the watch). Pictures from a local auction.
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    Re: Breitling Poljot?

    Here's a strange Vostok KGB dial...

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    Planning ahead

    Moscow 1980 Olympics watch Name:  mos1.jpg
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    Now, that's planning ahead

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    Re: Planning ahead

    I'd like to nominate this piece (available on eBay, if you're quick) for the "round peg in a square hole" award.
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mike View Post
    Oofah!
    Rather Norsk

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Or how about THIS one?

    OLD RUSSIAN WATCH RAKETA - 20 AU - VERY RARE | eBay

    I mean do frankenizers even CARE anymore??

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    I think that's not a franken watch. I have seen such (but with chromed case) before.



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    Re: Franken of the week...

    That's probably another example of the "Armenian dial" Raketas.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by sci View Post
    I think that's not a franken watch. I have seen such (but with chromed case) before.
    Really? The "1MWF Kirova" label on a Raketa dial with a Raketa movement didn't throw up a red flag? Plus, add in the silver hands in a gold-plate case, the indices applied over painted indices, etc. and you've got a franken, baby! Take a closer look.

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