Saturday, 20 November 2010

Druzhba [Drujba] Received.



Just received the Druzhba[Friendship],an absolute joy,much better than expected,[which is not unusual for this particular seller,who is based in Ukraine],keeps excellent time and totally original .Made by Tschistopolsky watch factory 1959,cal 2604,to celebrate 1st exhibition Soviet cultural achievements Beijing 1954.This is another type of Russian watch, i didnt think i would ever be able to afford,a few have been surfacing recently,some prohibitively expensive.

Slava [2nd MWF] 21j Watch Received


Just Received this lovely Slava Dress watch,has a 21 jewel cal 2414,keeps excellent time,it also has a touching tribute on the case back.I have a soft spot for all the types of  square cased,Russian watches.They tend to be very cheap, look great on the wrist and are absolute bargains.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Awaiting Druzhba.


I am awaiting delivery of this Druzhba,[Chinese friendship watch],of a trusted seller.These are the sellers pictures.I put in a speculative low bid,[just over £60],not expecting to win it,but,was amazed when i did.Its totally correct,the only down side is the dial showing some age,considering this is another one, on my Grail list, i am  overjoyed with the the price,.

I have to operate under a very strict budget,so was over the moon to win this watch,it just goes to show you can still grab a,relative, bargain

Another Type 1 Received.



Just received this type 1 watch with unadorned movement of a trusted seller.It has the look of a bit of a rush job,[could be understandable,when the historical context of the time is taken into account],I bought this with my eyes open,it was cheap,for a type 1,[prices have been pushed up ] .I am not to sure about its provenance,movement is o.k,hands are correct as is the crown,dial is aged,but unpainted metal,unlike my others,case has a definite question mark over it.I took all these points into consideration before i bought it,i thought i might use for spares,but have decided on reflection to keep it whole,It has a rather rough charm about it,keeps excellent time,until i can find out a bit more about it.
I have some other type 1`s,some quite rare,check out under type 1`s and zvesdas on the right hand links section.