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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sideways2 View Post
    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


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    Vostok not authentic, wrong hands. They should be silver lumed to work with the lume dots at the numbers. Even that hand set has a broken second hand. I'd pass.

    Sekonda is probably okay but I couldn't find it in a catalog. Probably missing its lume or paint on the hands. True "skeleton" hands are rarely seen on soviet watches.

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

    Thanks for the info!!

    The Sekonda...I found these in the Slava 1979 catalog...very close...enough that it was worth a shot LOL!!


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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesnorrisuk View Post
    Out of interest, if Ukraine is risky business, where do you guys tend to look for your collections?
    Ukraine, mostly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesnorrisuk View Post
    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?
    Buying from anywhere has a degree of risk in this hobby. Maybe Ukrainian-originating watches have a higher degree of risk, but there are good sellers and bad sellers from everywhere (and also, well-meaning sellers who think they are selling 100% legit watches but don't have the time to verify). I've bought quite a few items from Ukraine that I am extremely happy with.

    You did the right thing asking here - just keep that up until you cultivate some trusted sellers and build up your own knowledge. Oh, and keep using common sense. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

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

    [QUOTE=sideways2;43903099]Thanks for the info!!

    The Sekonda...I found these in the Slava 1979 catalog...very close...enough that it was worth a shot LOL!!

    The dial on the upper left one is close but the hands are more like the one on the upper right and I could not find that simple round case anywhere. It's possible it's authentic and I hope it keeps good time and you enjoy it, but for me, with so many choices out there, why choose something doubtful?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sideways2 View Post
    The Sekonda I already bought...I just couldn't help myself...it's pretty LOL!!! :P
    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    The dial on the upper left one is close but the hands are more like the one on the upper right and I could not find that simple round case anywhere. It's possible it's authentic and I hope it keeps good time and you enjoy it, but for me, with so many choices out there, why choose something doubtful?
    The case, along with the CCCP stamp on the rear, is commonly associated with those Italian export Slavas. The case looks pristine, as does the crown, and the sales tag appears to still be attached. So my only question is -- why the damaged dial? That part doesn't seem to fit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bostok View Post
    Is this watch legit or a franken? Thank you in advance


    As none bothered to indulge me with an opinion concerning that humble mini Komanirskie, I finally bought it as my first Cadet.
    They always seemd rather intriguing in the pictures, I shall see in real life.
    As for the authenticity, I suppose it didn't qualified for the exigency of a such qualified audience of this topic but at less then 10 euros delivered, I guess I don't have much to loose.
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Bostok View Post
    As for the authenticity, I suppose it didn't qualified for the exigency of a such qualified audience of this topic but at less then 10 euros delivered, I guess I don't have much to loose.
    Yeah, seems like it's worth the risk. I know nothing about this watch.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bostok View Post

    As none bothered to indulge me with an opinion concerning that humble mini Komanirskie, I finally bought it as my first Cadet.
    They always seemd rather intriguing in the pictures, I shall see in real life.
    As for the authenticity, I suppose it didn't qualified for the exigency of a such qualified audience of this topic but at less then 10 euros delivered, I guess I don't have much to loose.
    Sorry, comrade, these are so varied and hardly ever found in catalogs that it's hard to spot one with problems. Yours, however, is in a '93 catalog with a slightly different bezel: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...LD16Lj2StbsuA5. So if it runs you did pretty good.

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