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    Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    Hi, I've been looking for a vintage Vostok to add to my collection of watches, however, I'm still a bit iffy on how to tell the difference between a franken watch from an authentic one. I've been looking at watches on ebay being sold by the "Russian Federation," however, I can't seem to find anything positive or negative about the seller online. If any of you guys can help me answer this, that would be great!

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    Re: Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    I dunno.
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    Re: Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    Oh okay, thanks a bunch!

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    Re: Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    I have an 'Aviator' I bought 10 years ago, good watch for the price; $204 incuding shipping. The logo brings to mind, 'Flying A Gasoline'.

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    Re: Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    A lot of vintage Russian watches are indeed frankens. Best to post pics of the watches you are interested in over in the Russian forum (F10) here on WUS. They'll happily sort you out.

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    Re: Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    Go to the Russian forum they will also point you to the right people to buy from. I own a few Russian pieces and are great watches esp the Vostok(Boctok)

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    No absolutely not.
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    Re: Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    I have only gotten junk so I stay away from these.

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    Re: Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    I have only gotten junk so I stay away from these.
    Okay thanks everybody, that was all I needed to ask.

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    Re: Watches from the Russian Federation trustworthy?

    Don't take all peoples experience buying a watch stop you from buying all you need is the right info before buying, thats why I said ask the Russian forum they are some good sellers from Russia

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