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

    It's pretty obvious, I guess, that this watch wasn't manufactured between 1970 and 1979, right? But, is it legit? Judging by the pictures, the condition seems to be excellent and if there's nothing fishy about it I might want to buy it. eBay listing here. (Can't insert images as it hangs my browser...?)
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    I was wondering if these two watches are legit.https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Mens-M...AAAOSw2GlZ2jKc

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

    "I was wondering if these two watches are legit.https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Mens-M...AAAOSw2GlZ2jKc"


    I only see one but it looks legit to me. Several versions can be found in a 1970 caalog: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...CULDDeQzPElKDs

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

    It can indeed. Thanks. Sorry, the other one didn't post. Here it is:https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Mens-M...AAAOSw2GlZ2jKc

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

    I don't have a ZIM catalog with that in it but it looks entirely legit. They seemed to have turned out a different design every week. Nice condition but these go cheap so price is right. These often run good so make good 'beater' watches if you want to stay authentic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    I don't have a ZIM catalog with that in it but it looks entirely legit. They seemed to have turned out a different design every week. Nice condition but these go cheap so price is right. These often run good so make good 'beater' watches if you want to stay authentic.
    That's good. How long will these watches last, assuming a recent servicing?

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

    That's good. How long will these watches last, assuming a recent servicing?

    Impossible to say but this is a plain version of the k-26 movement introduced just after wwII. Fully jeweled with very little to go wrong; keep it dry and clean (consider this a dress watch) and don't throw it down on a hard surface and it should last indefinitely. Plenty "Pobedas" and others with a fancier finished versions of the same movement from the fifties in collections that are working fine.

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

    Any thoughts on the following Gagarin Sturmanskie Type 2 17J?
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by CyanideAndHappiness View Post
    Any thoughts on the following Gagarin Sturmanskie Type 2 17J?
    Looks good from what you can see. Hands are correct style and color, crown is correct shape, dial is correct (no "sparkles"). Would like to see a movement pic to be confident from that front. And the seller probably won't do it, but a shot of the edge of the dial outside of the case would put all doubt to rest, to be 100% certain that you aren't getting a filed-down 15j dial (see: this monster thread).

    Good luck!

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