Soviet watch movements as jewellery
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    Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    I found a website called AHW Studio the other day (not sure if I'm allowed to link it). Ever wanted to wear a Soviet watch movement as a ring/pendant/bracelet/cufflinks/earrings? Well now you can.

    I've seen Luch movement cufflinks and similar stuff before on Etsy, but the earrings/rings are new to me.

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    I don't know how I feel about it. On the one hand I'm a simpleton and actually enjoy this kind of stuff, but on the other hand a lot of donor watches would've got cannibalised to make these things.

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    Re: Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    It's kinda cool tbh

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    Re: Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    I have mixed feelings about watch movement jewellery as I've seen too many rare, interesting and seemingly viable watch movements reduced to 'steampunk' items on eBay and at markets. On the other hand, I have a rather cool set of Chaika 1601A cufflinks that I wear occasionally that were a gift from my sister. All things considered though, I am more comfortable seeing items such as those escapement earings pictured above, as they have been manufactured new (i.e. authentic components sidelined off the watch production line) specifically for jewellery.
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    Re: Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    This thread needs more photos

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    Re: Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    Did you ever try to add hands to your cufflinks just to check whether they run at the same speed?
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    Re: Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    Quote Originally Posted by vintorez View Post
    but on the other hand a lot of donor watches would've got cannibalised to make these things.
    I agree with this. It seems like it's another popular trend; why to wear movements when you can have beautiful Russian watches that already are jewelry.
    On the other hand, some people like movements as jewelry, so it's about personal taste...


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    I have such cuff links. Sooner or later, every watch enthusiast will be presented with a gift like that by his family 🙂 I see nothing wrong with this. The watch movement serves yet another purpose. Why not?
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    Re: Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    Yes I was speaking from my point of view, because Ladies' watches can be jewelry as well, if we take a look at bracelets, pendant watches, ring watches, etc., so we have bigger choice.
    Men don't have that choice, so if they like to have movements as jewelry, yes, why not?
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    Re: Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    I see an opportunity for Luch; functional watch cufflinks.

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    Re: Soviet watch movements as jewellery

    Add 0-12 bezels and you can have up to 6 different time zones at the same time ;)
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