Hello from Moscow. New to the forums. Wanted to post a few pics of my watches. I am not a collector per se, but I do love (most of) my watches.
Left to right: Alexander Julian pocketwatch with Japanese movement; my Citizen Eco-Drive (G431) that refuses to recharge; Aviator 26669-2155433; some sort of Raketa?
I got this watch about a year ago at Izmailovo "flea market" in Moscow. There is a woman there on weekends that buys old Soviet watches and replaces the movements. I knew nothing about watches then so have no inkling of what's inside. I love the look and it always works. It keeps time for about 24 hours. When I bought the Aviator (at an AD here in Moscow), the woman saw this watch and said, "Oh, a Raketa!" I was too excited about the Aviator to ask her about this one!
This Aviator I'll wear on my wrist for the foreseeable future. I'll not be buying a lot of watches, but if I do buy another one, it'll be a Sturmanskie, hopefully the 2609/1701695.
Cheers from Moscow,