Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Early Vostok Precision Added.




Just received this early Vostok Precision,from a charming seller in Austria,its in beautiful condition,both case and dial,[dial is in such good condition,thought it could possibly be a redial,on balance, after  closer examination and after having studied various excellent examples on the Russian watch forum,Watch.ru,i am pretty convinced.].Has a nice early movement,The watch would have been made early 60`s. Will post better pictures when i have more time and light.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Raketa 22j Ultrathin [2209] Received




Just received this Bargain Raketa Ultrathin,the prices of these cal 2209 Raketas are starting to creep up.[i missed out on an earlier auction because the price reached a ridiculous level,].

So i left a small bid on this one,imagine my extremely pleasant  surprise,when i ended up winning it for £31. In fact, it was such a bargain,i thought perhaps i had missed something and it was not what it seemed,so i checked up on some old catalogues for reference[picture included],and it is indeed original,just like my other 2209`s.
The condition is quite excellent, [just small plate loss to rear of lugs],winds and sets beautifully,keeps exceptional time.Just goes to show,there are still bargains out there.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Vostok Hacking Komandirskie `Red Star` Received.[3AKA3 MO CCCP]



Just received this Komandirskie in beautiful condition,with hacking 2234 movement in.Has the `ministry` 3AKA3 MO CCCP dial,though wether it actually means anything is a bit of a mute point .It is in beautiful condition and keeps exceptional time

Saturday, 6 August 2011

1st MWF Vympel [Ultra Thin] Received.



These early Poljot, Ultra thins are becoming vary hard to find these days,i have been looking for one for some time.Bought this one of a trusted e.bay seller.It is totally original,has a nice early movement,the dials do tend to suffer due mainly to age and use,the dial on this one,has some signs of ageing,but,is acceptable.
Winds and sets well,[sometimes they can wind quite roughly],keeps excellent time.