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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzilla View Post
    Good deal, thank you Roland.
    Perhaps others may spot (there are comrades here with eagle-eyes) something I haven't seen / spotted.
    If you, like were comrade Odessa200 asked for, were to post a picture of the movement that would take any further doubt out of the equation.

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    It looks to be a good example

    But with any dial in a 33 case I always like to know that it's got it's original dial feet so I know it's not from a 34 case
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Avidfan View Post
    It looks to be a good example

    But with any dial in a 33 case I always like to know that it's got it's original dial feet so I know it's not from a 34 case
    Good point ! I was thinking how to check without actually lifting the dial. Unless the "faker" was really smart and left a piece of the dial feet in the main-plate, I would say that if you can see a dial feet here (arrow), you should be fine. The other dial-feet sits underneath the balance-bridge. Of course lifting the dial would be the ultimate proof and show how smart the "faker" was .....

    I can see the dial feet at the arrow. I'm very reluctant to lift the dial and thereafter service the watch. I have a feeling that the black-paint on the dial may have gone soft, or softer. The watch, despite never having had a service still runs with an amplitude of 265 degrees and the dial is immaculate, has never been touched. For now, peeking in the hole for the dial-feet has to do it
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by EndeavourDK View Post
    Good point ! I was thinking how to check without actually lifting the dial. Unless the "faker" was really smart and left a piece of the dial feet in the main plate
    Franken makers have been known to put a bit of wire in the holes so they look like feet but it's probably ok if you can see the end of the foot that's visible, most franken makers aren't that smart

    And I know what you're saying with black paint Vostok dials that never seem to go hard, best to leave alone
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Got another one that came in today and is in need of authentication from our resident panel of esteemed experts. As always,thank you in advance.
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    I was also wondering what is the other insignia next to the Boctok B, looks like an ohm's law symbol.



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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzilla View Post
    Got another one that came in today and is in need of authentication from our resident panel of esteemed experts. As always,thank you in advance.
    It's a 341289 Dnepr-Vostok put together at the factory in Dnepropetrovsk which is in Ukraine, made between 1992-94 (passport will give an exact date)
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Thank you Avidfan you are always so helpful and it is greatly appreciated sir.
    So the added insignia next to the Boctok B means it was made in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine? interesting, are the one's made in Dnepropetrovsk any more rare or desirable or different?
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Dnepr-Vostok with papers! Cool stuff!
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzilla View Post
    Thank you Avidfan you are always so helpful and it is greatly appreciated sir.
    So the added insignia next to the Boctok B means it was made in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine? interesting, are the one's made in Dnepropetrovsk any more rare or desirable or different?
    My understanidng is that Dnepr-Vostok is actually a partnership between Vostok and a Ukrainian co. A bit like the Ostwok in Switzerland I guess. Don't remember why a Ukrainian co had to make a partnership with a Russian co in that period though.
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