What kind of Slava is this, and how to open it?
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    What kind of Slava is this, and how to open it?

    Hey, dear people!


    This watch has been in my collection for quite a while, but I've never paid much attention to it. Since I started to spend more time on Russian watches forum, those watches became more interesting to me.

    This watch is Slava, 21j, the case is plastic and we would expect it to be quartz in such case, but it's mechanical.
    The case seems to be made in one piece.

    Although it's nothing special, I really like its shape (40mm case).

    Numbers on the back are 102528.

    Does anyone know how to open it? I would love to see the movement.


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    P.S. I hope it won't be 'franken of the week"!



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    Re: What kind of Slava is this, and how to open it?

    I would assume the movement would exit out the front,after removing the bezel/crystal asembly
    The hole on the back in the D depression next to the crown I would assume is for pushing down the crown removal button on the movement,in order to disengage crown and stem assembly for removal
    Then again I could be wrong!

    Ps: I notice you seem to have an extraordinary hairy arm (I take it the hairs grip the watch case negating the need for a strap or bracelet,then again I could be wrong !
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    Re: What kind of Slava is this, and how to open it?

    Quote Originally Posted by joecool View Post
    I would assume the movement would exit out the front,after removing the bezel/crystal asembly
    The hole on the back in the D depression next to the crown I would assume is for pushing down the crown removal button on the movement,in order to disengage crown and stem assembly for removal
    Then again I could be wrong!

    Thanks, Joe, for the response!

    I thought that at first, that the crystal had to be removed to 'reach' the movement, but never thought of that hole on the back, I thought some screw was missing there.
    Quite interesting, I must admit I haven't seen this before, although I open watches regularly, for checking the movements, etc.
    I must let someone more skillful to open the watch, I wouldn't like to risk damaging it...


    Quote Originally Posted by joecool View Post
    Ps: I notice you seem to have an extraordinary hairy arm (I take it the hairs grip the watch case negating the need for a strap or bracelet,then again I could be wrong !


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    Re: What kind of Slava is this, and how to open it?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyOrange View Post
    I thought that at first, that the crystal had to be removed to 'reach' the movement, but never thought of that hole on the back, I thought some screw was missing there.
    Yes, there would have been a screw sealing the hole.

    Here is a more famous example of the same idea:

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    Re: What kind of Slava is this, and how to open it?

    Oh, I see, thanks Chascomm, so my vintage example truly does miss the screw... I hope I will be able to bring it in good condition (although it's ticking, it surely needs service after so many years).
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