End of the month, we will be heading back to Estonia. Visited once, for business a couple years ago, headed back for vacation. Will be in Tallinn for a week, with a side-excursion to Helsinki, Finland.
Last time we were there, I noticed a smattering of vintage Russian watches in various second-hand and vintage shops. But that was before I really got into watches. And there were all kinds of new watch shops in Helsinki.
On the off chance, anyone know of a great used/vintage watch shop in Tallinn? Or Helsinki? And if I were looking for vintage Russian, what specific brand/model should I be scoping out? Preference would be for a hand-wind movement with date, smaller (34-38mm) size. Stainless case prefered, but would very much consider chrome or gold plate over brass. Not looking for any kind of unicorn-type watch, just a plain, everyday, what would have been GADA watch, when it was manufactured.
If I run across a Raketa Big Zero, I'm sold already, but beyond that, what would be your top 3 watches to be on the lookout for, where vintage or second-hand Russian is concerned?