Vremir - What do I have?

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    Vremir - What do I have?

    I am selling several watches from a cousin's estate and am curious if anyone can give me info on this one. See the pictures.

    Thanks for any info!

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    Re: Vremir - What do I have?

    This Albatros (seagull in Russian) looks like an old USSR Vostok Komandirskie Amphibia...strangely unfamiliar marker on the caseback. The serial number of 00001 is suspicious. Maybe it is a prototype or a joint venture project that has not materialized. Dan
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    Dan,
    Thanks for the info. Atleast I have a name to research. I agree the serial number makes it suspicious. However my cousin's collection that I got has had some rather valuable items....and some clunkers for that matter. Perhaps someone else will have more information.

    BTW.....the hands block the hammer and sickle in the middle of the star on the face of the watch.

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    Commissioned by the Ministry of Defence of the USSR in 1965 Tchistopol plant began producing the famous "Commander" watch for Red Army officers. Clocks that operate at any temperature in any environment that can withstand shock and overload.
    Soviet watches really durable, I have now are of more than 21 years
    The serial number is really tempting to think that China is fake.
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    Re: Vremir - What do I have?

    Smutta,

    Judging by the watch itself and all the design details and clues, there's nothing to feel suspicious, it is indeed a real Vostok. The Vremir marking is, as far as I know, still not totally understood though.

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    VREMIR - Is it a trademark name? see VREMIR - Trademark by TimePeace Russian Watches, Inc. Beverly Farms , - Serial Number: 74132482

    Could it be a poor transliteration of время?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekondtime View Post
    VREMIR - Is it a trademark name? see VREMIR - Trademark by TimePeace Russian Watches, Inc. Beverly Farms , - Serial Number: 74132482

    Could it be a poor transliteration of время?
    I have several Boctoks with Vremir and/or the onion domes on the caseback.

    I read somewhere that these were watchs sold on the Russian equivalent of a PX. Other than the unusual caseback these are 100% Boctok.

    You can see a picture of one on page 67 of the Levenberg book.

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    Re: Vremir - What do I have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sekondtime View Post
    See the logo for TimePeace Russian Watches, Inc. : Trademarks of TimePeace Russian Watches, Inc. (3 trademarks)




    OKEAH Final Edition 1976-2011 Proud owner of the original watch s/n: 072/300

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    Good find. It looks like this company was around for a few years after the fall of the Soviet Union to source Boctok watches and resell them.

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    after the Soviet collapse, the markets filled with counterfeits from China, I personally experienced this. Therefore, serial number 000001 is suspicious to me. These clocks can be reached only to the director of the company, the chief designer or high-ranking state official of the Soviet Union. In a free market they could not do.

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