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Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2 - Page 55
Is this Gagarin Type 2 17J legit?
Shturmanskie Type 1, Shturmanskie Type 2 Gagarin
I've never seen he 17J models with the three letter year engraving on it before, only the 15Js. This one has 1-57.
What is shown looks okay. Crystal replaced and, of course, it has been re-lumed (some collectors don't like this). No good dial picture provided.
There is no agreement on the date question that I know of but most agree that the movement is the same as that found in the Sportivnie and some have date, some don't. That would not stop me from buying an otherwise good example.
Try this: https://photos.app......../r7BzAd15ddnDaEGA3
Notice on your example the exposed substrate metal is not brass. These were aluminum with gold "coating". Your example is also missing the hand lume, the dial is not so good, and the crown, which is often replaced, is an ugly one. I think you can do better as these are not very rare. <$70 or even cheaper if you are patient. Mine was $45/delvd.
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