Today I received a parcel from a Dutch friend. He walked into a bookstore and saw this new military watch magazine complete with a Russian watch. He knew I was into Russian watches, so he bought it for me as a present
It's a Dutch / Belgium issue. It offers you the unique chance to collect vintage military watches; Japanese '40's, French '50's, British '80's, American '45, Australian and so on. You can buy a presentation box to show off your collection and a binder for all the magazines. You can subscribe to a bi-weekly issue of the magazine ..... it's a bit unclear how many issues there are and whether every issue contains a watch or how many watches there are in totally ........ never mind
The first issue cost only €3.99 and €14.99 for every subsequent issue. You can terminate your subscription at any time.
The 15 page magazine describes in between the commercials that these watches have become trendy for the youth to wear in the cities. (Sorry country boys ). Next it gives a brief story about a Russian commander in Afghanistan (1985-1987) how he used this "Tankist" to time a midnight attack on a Mujaheddin compound.
It also tells you how the design of this unique quartz Russian collectors watch came to pass.
Whether the magazine gets send abroad is unknown ......
Not sure if I'll take a subscription, but I think it was a very nice gesture of my friend
Without further ado; here the front of the magazine, the back and the uniquely designed Tankist which came with the magazine, next to mine Tankist.