I just feel bad for those 7 buyers who already paid $120 on a counterfeit piece of junk.
Note this dial is often reproduced; it's not easy to distinguish the fakes, but after you study them long enough, the sparkly/shimmery appearance and smoothed indices are giveaways.
A few more originals, with links to catalogs when available: https://mroatman.wixsite.com/watches-of-the-ussr/signal
Last edited by junkman; November 12th, 2017 at 22:21.
Looks good to me.
The UN military watch appears in the 1993 Slava catalogue, as does an America 1492-1992. Both have similar style bezels - so probably this is the approximate date of your example. The general design seems to be copied from Poljot, but it's not a true chronograph.
The movement is a variation on the Slava 2414 family, with the two sub-dials added - I haven't seen this before, and it might be worth just checking that these are in fact functional.
Another fake, unfortunately. The dial has issues, but its easier to spot that the hands dead wrong. I think that with this dial, only a "snake" alarm hand is correct, not an arrow like in the above, and the hour/minute hands should be sharp triangles with teal paint. Crowns are also wrong, but we're splitting hairs at that point.
Keep looking! This is a very interesting, very wearable watch. These aren't super common, especially in good condition, but I think there are a few genuine ones on ebay currently. Keep in mind that you are looking for something made in the 1950's, so don't be afraid of some patina or wear.
--edit-- No, sorry; it's actually a Tissot 2070:
...I guess the dial does not say 'Tissot'?
Last edited by Chascomm; November 14th, 2017 at 09:46.
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