Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

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    Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    This came today, from the Netherlands. It is a Cornavin with a Zim 2602 15J movement and with the Moscow Olympics dial from 1980.






    There is some discussion re Cornavin in the Russian forum e.g., https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/pet...nt-412645.html and https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/cor...ch-171339.html

    Chascomm thinks the Olympic dials may be dodgy. But I only paid $2.25 (that's £1.37) and even with $10 postage its cheap. And it works and has a nice Italian leather strap.

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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    Thats a good chunk of watch for the money!

    If the dial is dodge... It looks the part at least and suits the watch.

    Nice pick up
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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    marrick you cheap skate you make me sick how you find these bargains lol. omega have been the olympic watches for many many years

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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    Well it finished at 1.16 am - so most European buyers (including me) would have been in bed. (I prefer 'shrewd' to cheapskate BTW).

    And according to History of the Olympics - 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles 'official' Olympic products were first introduced for the 1984 Olympics. So maybe anyone could market items featuring the Olympic logo in 1980.
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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    Strange. I own an Omega Chrono Quartz that was made for the Montreal Olympics.

    That Cornavin, it has no anti shock system??

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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    woww, nice watch Marrick, is curious about the nationality of the Cornavin brand, I thougth that was a swiss brand, because that is a lake or river I cant remenber now in switzerland called Cornavin



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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    That Cornavin, it has no anti shock system??
    It seems not to have. Odd.
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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Renoldi View Post
    woww, nice watch Marrick, is curious about the nationality of the Cornavin brand, I thougth that was a swiss brand, because that is a lake or river I cant remenber now in switzerland called Cornavin
    Thank you. It was a Swiss brand - but started using Russian movements. This is what Chascomm wrote here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/cor...ch-171339.html

    The Cornavin company was founded in Geneva, Switzerland back in the 1920s. They made a wide variety of watches of various grades. In the 1970s, they started outsourcing; movements from Russia, dials from Taiwan, cases and assembly in Hong Kong etc, etc. By the end of that decade they were sourcing complete watches from the Soviet Union, mostly from the Petrodvorets Watch Factory (makers of Raketa). Your watch is an example of this, and apart from the dial markings is identical to Raketa-branded watches. Many Cornavin-Raketas seem to have been sold within the USSR, although they were obviously intended as an export product.
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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    It seems not to have. Odd.
    Its not just odd, its is downright bizarre from a watch the age this is purported to be.

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    Re: Cornavin - Moscow Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    Its not just odd, its is downright bizarre from a watch the age this is purported to be.
    It could be a later assembly of old stock dial and movement. This

    Welcome to USSR Time!

    shows 3 Olympic Cornavins, all with different movements. Its pretty though, I think. Even my wife likes it.
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