Iskra Pocket watch question

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    Iskra Pocket watch question

    Hi,

    Just caught an Iskra Pocket watch made in 1957. It seems like a rare watch because I never saw another one here. The first thing that strike me is that this might be a commemorative watch celebrating the 40th anniversary of October revolution in 1917, and Iskra is the name of the party newspaper. According to Mark's site, it has a different movement that is signed Iskra. Does anyone who has an Iskra that was made in other years?

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    Zhang

    BTW, also caught two more Vostoks, and one of them is a 4 hour version.

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    Hi,

    Here is an image of the watch and its movement FYI. The movement is a 17 jewels version of the more common 15 jewels pocket watch movement. So I have many spare parts for this 'rare' watch. These are beautifully finished Russian movements.
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    Re: Iskra Pocket watch question

    Quote Originally Posted by soviet View Post
    Hi,

    Here is an image of the watch and its movement FYI. The movement is a 17 jewels version of the more common 15 jewels pocket watch movement. So I have many spare parts for this 'rare' watch. These are beautifully finished Russian movements.

    This one is from 1953. The Iskra is the follow-up to the Saljut and was made up to the end of the 50's. Have you got a better picture of the movement?

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    Re: Iskra Pocket watch question

    Quote Originally Posted by Raketa View Post
    This one is from 1953. The Iskra is the follow-up to the Saljut and was made up to the end of the 50's. Have you got a better picture of the movement?

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    Hi,

    Thanks. I will post another movement picture. So far it is the best Russian pocket watch movement in my collection.

    kind regards

    Zhang

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    Re: Iskra Pocket watch question

    Hello Raketa,

    Here is another movement image. I hope it is better. there is a Salut at the moment on the fleabay, but it has a 15 jewels movement.
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    Re: Iskra Pocket watch question

    Quote Originally Posted by soviet View Post
    Hello Raketa,

    Here is another movement image. I hope it is better. there is a Salut at the moment on the fleabay, but it has a 15 jewels movement.
    Hello

    Yes, I have seen it. It's in original condition and it looks like it has the nickel finish movement, which is not often found. Case is poor, but the dial is good.
    Price seems OK.
    The 17 j movement from your Iskra is a YK-6 with a central jewel.
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