I´ve encountered different opinions amongst watchmakers when it comes to my collection of soviet/russian wristwatches. Some say there okay utilitarian movements with sloppy made case and dial sometimes and other say that their movements are crap to be frank. On the russian forum, were I spend most of my time, the disscusion tends to lean at one direction obviously, but since I´m not experienced so much myself I don´t know what to think.
It would be nice to hear what experts from this forum thinks since they are mabe more experienced in western watches aöls from, lets say, the 60´and 70´and maybe can compare.
It would be nice to have some more input if possible since my next project is to find a Strela, cyrillic version. In international magazines the column wheel movements, one used in Strela, is written in bold letters, so it has to be something about that for instance.
ps I have already seen a couple of friends from the russian forum here