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    Kirovskie K-43 Watch.Ru Limited Edition Project

    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

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    Here is what we have got from the manufacturer:

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    Here are the specs:

    MovementSea-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
    DialBlack 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.
    Last edited by sorcer; October 27th, 2016 at 10:16. Reason: CORRECTION: BLACK DIAL

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    Re: Kirovskie K-43 Watch.Ru Limited Edition Project

    Chinese mechanism......

    If it had been Russian I would've joined this.

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    Sorry, as for me the chinese movement is a deal breaker.

    A nice NOS Molnja is impossible to find in these days?
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    Yes, sorry I feel the same. The Chinese movement makes this one impossible for me.

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    Re: Kirovskie K-43 Watch.Ru Limited Edition Project

    Quote Originally Posted by 103ssv View Post
    Chinese mechanism......

    If it had been Russian I would've joined this.
    +1
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    Re: Kirovskie K-43 Watch.Ru Limited Edition Project

    Very nice project but sadly the movement kills it for me. Nothing against the ST3600, but not in a russian/soviet themed watch.
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    Re: Kirovskie K-43 Watch.Ru Limited Edition Project

    Quote Originally Posted by cuthbert View Post
    Sorry, as for me the chinese movement is a deal breaker.

    A nice NOS Molnja is impossible to find in these days?
    Have to agree. Can't put my finger on why exactly , as the whole thing is a replica, but somehow the seagull (which I have and like in a few other watches) is not working for me in this case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexir View Post
    ... not working for me in this case...
    Pun unintended :)
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    meeeh

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