Not a very unusual or rare Watch, but I bought this some time ago and forgot about it. This morning I remembered it hadn’t come and made a mental note to check online. Early afternoon the postman delivered it. I’m very pleased with it and have just ordered a nice strap
Last edited by Sogeha; November 4th, 2017 at 01:28.
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In fact, the reference codes indicate the watches differ only by their dials, and only one digit at that (dial type 173 vs 174). I suspect this is a minor difference, like a silver- vs champagne-colored dial.
I can't be positive this is what the code is referring to, but I've got one with a silver dial, so we know there were at least these two types.
Nice catch! I'm only a little jealous.
The one in your collection is in a different case and has a different hand set. A quick look through the catalogs of that day turned up only the one pictured. Are you comfortable with your example? Certainly looks all put together and those hands are found on other 2408/9s of the day. I don't want to be too critical since you are completely responsible for me bidding and buying mine.
As far as color goes, looking at the catalog, the right hand one has more of a gold look to the dial.
Could have sworn I've seen a smaller version but I may be thinking of the Chistopol one.
Still could be a construction, of course. But the crown is what sealed the deal for me.
Looking closely, you can see that the catalog shows the conical Kirovskie-style crown paired with the crab case. As you know, this isn't the most common crown. But mine has the same. (Hard to see in the photo, but it's there.)
Seems a lot of work to put a pristine dial in the wrong case and also use a pretty rare (but authentic) crown.
Anyway, I won't lose sleep over it.
Last edited by mroatman; November 4th, 2017 at 22:22.
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