Friday, 27 September 2013

Extremely Rare Early Cyrillic 20m Poljot 30j Amphibia received.




Just received this extremely rare early Cyrillic Poljot 30j Automatic Amphibia,from a trusted and respected seller..
Everything about this watch is "right".
As opposed to a couple on e.bay at the moment,[redials at the very least].
This watch would have been one of the very first Poljot Amphibias produced.
As can be seen from the dial these early amphibias suffered from  ageing,but the dial was one of the attractions to me,with its original lume and rather battered condition,it has the "look".
I have included a couple of the sellers pictures,i just could not capture the Cyrillic dial script as well.
These particular versions have a rare caseback as well.
It has a 30j cal2616 installed,which has a reputation for being a bit fragile,although this one is running effortlessly.
A feature on this particular Poljot Amphibian,is the fact that it has a screw down crown,i have never encountered this on a Poljot Amphibia before,the crown normally relies on a system of gaskets,[which are not very good].
The watch is on a temporary strap.
I feel very lucky to have received this original Poljot Amphibia,I think it is a one off.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Another 60sec` split second Slava Added



I cant resist these Split second Slavas.This is the rarer 60 sec` version as opposed to the 30 sec` version.This was advertised as not working,at a complete bargain basement price.
As is sometimes the case,[a bit of a gamble], all that is needed is a bit of tender love and care,it is now running and operating perfectly.
This has the 30 sec` calibre movement number of 5498 stamped on,but still operates as a 60`sec [cal;54604,see my other Slava stopwatches in my collection].
I have now seen  many of these 60 sec` movements marked as cal 5498[30 sec`],that i am beginning to think the other Slava 60 sec` stopwatch i have that is actually marked as cal;54604,is quite rare..
At the end of the day,what other manufacturer of split second stopwatches,can be had  for £16.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Vostok Precision cal;2809 Added



Just received this Vostok Precision,in excellent condition,such a shame about the tracking marks on the dial.I am always looking for different variations to add to the collection.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Beautiful Poljot Cosmos Cal;2416 Automatic [Bulls eye Date] Received


 Just Received this beautiful Poljot Cosmos with the sublime cal;2416,correctly installed,movement pictures to follow[Cal;2416 with date/Cal; 2415 without date].
Has a nice bulls eye crystal,always helpfull as i get older.
I bought the watch off a charming seller from Holland,the watch is in quite superb condition.
These watches look quite superb on the wrist,very elegant and understated.
Yet Another Russian Calibre,which is much undervalued,and can still be picked up for a song.


Sunday, 1 September 2013

KMZ K750 [DNEPR] First Start Up After Restoration

Due to work commitments,i have had a few weeks away from the bike.Decided this weekend,to make a concerted effort to get the old girl running,much to my surprise she started after a couple of kicks,[distributor cover is off in picture,used guestimates to get every thing right,].Maybe tickover is to fast,overall very pleased.
Its not Finished yet,still need to sort brakes,temporary cable on front.
But hopefully be riding in the next couple of weeks.