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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Quote Originally Posted by mroatman View Post
    Thanks!

    Yes, they are blued hands. The brand is Pobeda (or "Victory" in Russian). This particular model was made at the ZIM watch factory in Samara. This watch is not rare, but difficult to find in good condition. I've been looking for a very long time.

    You can see it in the 1953 export catalog:


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    In fact, it is actually on the cover of said catalog.



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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfox View Post
    Just to make you, guys, a little bit jealous
    I reserve comment (hatred, jealousy, desire to kill) until mine arrives.

    By the way, notice the slight font differences on the dial. My numbers are more blocky and squarish (especially 3 and 9), whereas yours are nicely rounded. Wonder which came first.

    We'll have to compare date stamps upon arrival....

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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Quote Originally Posted by mroatman View Post
    I reserve comment (hatred, jealousy, desire to kill) until mine arrives.

    By the way, notice the slight font differences on the dial. My numbers are more blocky and squarish (especially 3 and 9), whereas yours are nicely rounded. Wonder which came first.

    We'll have to compare date stamps upon arrival....
    Yes, the catalogue shows smth more close to yours piece font pattern - mine is 1953 and from ZIM.
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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Quote Originally Posted by mroatman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by oldfox
    Just to make you, guys, a little bit jealous
    I reserve comment (hatred, jealousy, desire to kill) until mine arrives.
    All of them, for both of you.
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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Four.....

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    Step by step i will be there.

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    Re: What did you buy today?

    This week I bought my first three mechanical watches. 2 of them belong in this forum:

    Raketa 24h with world cities - I taught myself how to read Cyrillic and Greek letters in high school, and still derive a special joy from deciphering recognisable words
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    A Raketa Big Zero - when researching the 24h watch, I came across this model and fell in love with the avantgardist aesthetic and, well, the Big Zero
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    Now I just need to wait for these 2 to make it to my mail box. Hopefully it won't take much longer than a month. Can't wait!

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    Re: What did you buy today?

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    Re: What did you buy today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mroatman View Post
    I reserve comment (hatred, jealousy, desire to kill) until mine arrives.

    By the way, notice the slight font differences on the dial. My numbers are more blocky and squarish (especially 3 and 9), whereas yours are nicely rounded. Wonder which came first.

    We'll have to compare date stamps upon arrival....
    I have to find an original crown I guess, but at less than 3 euros I think I didn't "splurge" :) (I had to search that in the dictionary, by the way #mroatman)
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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bostok View Post
    I have to find an original crown I guess, but at less than 3 euros I think I didn't "splurge" :) (I had to search that in the dictionary, by the way #mroatman)
    I guess all my GRE studying paid off :)

    Technically speaking, you'll also need an hour hand in order to absolutely authentic. But a great price indeed.

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    Re: What did you buy today?

    Hmmm, indeed... damn, you've ruined my day with you sharp eye ... :)
    Joke aside, thank you so much for your precious input, I'll see if it's worth the hassle or it will make it to the parts bin :)
    Beautiful watch by the way, congratulations to both of you!

    P.S. Iím not a native English speaker, so itís not your GRE, Iím just the dumb here :)
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