Hello Russian watch lovers!
Today I would like to introduce an interesting project to you - a replica of Kirovskie K43 watch.
This was the first watch manufactured in-house at the First State Watch Factory in USSR and was intended for the Soviet Intelligence during the Eastern Front of WWII.
Here is the picture of the original watch
Here is what we have got from the manufacturer:
Here are the specs:
Movement – Sea-Gull ST3600 (We are negotiating to get a genuine Seagull). Seagull has been changed to Molniya 3603
Case – Stainless Steel
Crystal – Neither mineral, nor sapphire. Some sort of special domed crystal called K1 (used by Vostok Europe)
Hands – As on the first picture here, black heat treated
Dial – Black matte, white ‘rail’ marking at edges, digits are luminous. Under the hands there will be an inscription «90545» (the date refers to the Victory Day)
Lume – White-green SuperLuminova C3 (possibly old radium)
Strap – Still undecided
Packaging – Simple, plain packaging to allow a safe transportation. Probably similar to Vostok cases.
Price - $200 via paypal (fees on you) + delivery costs (approximately 20 USD but will finally be decided at a later stage).
In relation to the payment, there are two options:
1. You can pay in installments - 5000 RUB, 4000 RUB and 4000 RUB (all the sums are approximate and depend on the RUB to USD exchange rate). First installment is going to be used to buy movements and to build first 2 prototypes.
2. You can pay the full sum of $200 in advance.
We estimate to complete the project around May 2017 but, of course, it depends on how quickly we are going to accumulate the funds.
TO REGISTER: Please fill in this Google form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTjUL-oyAGpmdxZSeEE4G-WTX8DQxEqa2rA260m6RLwPFAHA/viewform
Once registered, please post here your desired serial!
TO CHECK THE DETAILS - Please refer to this Google table - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...0rU/edit#gid=0
Post any questions you have, I will try to answer them here.