Wow, very observant comrade, and I'm sure you're right! No, I do not know that the hands are black, that was just an assumption on my part which I didn't question for a second .
Look at this picture of the same watch and it's even less clear that the hands are black. More likely they are indeed gilded/plated. BTW, I paid $40 including shipping. Probably not a bargain, but probably, and hopefully, not too much either!?
here - not all parts are interchangeable between the 2409 and the 2414A movements. So, if you or anyone else know for sure, your input would be more than welcome!
You are wasting your time trying to salvage those hands with the lume in place. Remove the old lume, clean the hands, and re-lume with some off-white paint or any color you want since no other lume on the watch is still active. I have had some success cleaning dirt and corrosion using a q-tip and some red rouge. You have to be careful or you will remove the plating, though. It's very difficult to get a good outcome when trying to restore hands that far gone. They're never going to look that good but you can clean them up. Obvious defects such as pitting and plating loss will remain but at least they will be clean.
What do my fellow comrades think about this one? The hands look right to me for a komandirskie, as does the acrylic, but the amphibian caseback has me thrown off.
I can't really tell the thickness of the glass from the pictures, but the case seems to be stainless as well.
Do you guys think this is an amphibian, komandirskie, or franken? Thanks in advance comrades, you guys are the best! Also, I don't see any "made in" text on the dial.
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Interesting cocked numerals and unusual minute track.
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