A Vostok...and a Sekonda...
The Vostok is tempting me for some reason...
The Sekonda I already bought...I just couldn't help myself...it's pretty LOL!!! :P
Hi All - new to the world of vintage Russian watches, but I love it already... dangerous!
Please could you let me know what you think of these two?
Edit - actually, everything looks wrong. The hands should be gold, not silver, and the numbers on the dial don't look to be the correct style either. Good luck!
Last edited by bpmurray; August 20th, 2017 at 19:12.
jamesnorrisuk - the komandirskie also has a new dial. Note that the bottom of the number 2 at 12 o'clock has a raised end, compared to bpmurray's correct example which doesn't. Note also that the lume applied to the indices is very crisp, original lume was applied more erratically.
The other Vostok also has a wrong caseback - it's an export model (English lettering on dial and movement) and the case should normally have English lettering. It is also for the wrong movment, 2214 when the movement is a 2209.
Another tip: In general, look very carefully at any watch coming out of the Ukraine. Certainly not all are frankens or fakes but unfortunately many are!
Thanks all for the heads up, thought the komandirskie looked a little mish-mashed... the Raketa on the other hand may find its way into my watch box/wrist!
Out of interest, if Ukraine is risky business, where do you guys tend to look for your collections?
I would pass on it.
If I am not mistaken it's model 2209/401219, listed on page 36 of the 1977 Watch Catalog/Vol.1 with the Sekonda brand.
It shouldn't have gilded hands but nickel plated ones, hours and minutes with lume and seconds of a different shape.
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