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Today's bargain watch that I'm not buying

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    Here's another of these superslim handwinds:

    $(KGrHqUOKiME4q(lI2skBOOYHhl4Cw~~_12.JPG$(KGrHqYOKocE4)eURIS1BOOYHwJIBw~~_12.JPG

    for a little over 20 quid http://cgi.ebay.de/Vintage-SEKONDA-LUCH-SLIM-ussr-soviet-russia-23J-GILT-/180705363595?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item2a12e1068b

    reason I'm not buying:
    I've already got one in blue and I'm not really a gold watch type of guy


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    Somebody is cleaning out their old stock of Vostok Europe watches ...among them some funky K3 models in, lets say "bright" colours :D

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    http://stores.ebay.de/MosWatch2010/_i.html?rt=nc&_sid=997195069&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14&_sop=10&_sc=1

    Vostok Europe make good quality watches (I've got one and I really like it) and at 170 quid one of the above could be a funky little "special occasion" watch.

    automatic, 41 mm dia, mineral crystal and back, 24h indicator and date and 2 years warranty from this seller.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,316 ✭✭✭Mycroft H


    Vostok Amphibia (labelled as the komandirskie)

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    Love the pilot dial on it, not too many amphibias have them

    http://cgi.ebay.ie/VOSTOK-KOMANDIRSKIE-STYLE-SOVIET-WATCH-ANTIMAGNETIC-/110727774302?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item19c7e3c05e#ht_3667wt_1139


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    While we're on the subject in another thread :D

    This:
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    http://cgi.ebay.de/v186-Soviet-Watch-Molnija-Waffen-SS-B-uhr-W-SS-/300572236626?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item45fb805b52

    is of course a total fake ...but it's made of nice-ish components, especially the movement, another Molnija pocket watch movement.
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    At 56 Euro it might be worth a gamble


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,731 ✭✭✭Bullseye1


    Interesting design. If you hadn't said it was soviet id have guessed it was an SS officers watch with the two thunder bolts.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    It's a copy/imitation of the 65 mm Waffen-SS sextant watch from the other thread.

    Stalin would rotate in his grave if he new that SS insignia found their way onto a Russian made (faked) watch :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,731 ✭✭✭Bullseye1


    LOL.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,731 ✭✭✭Bullseye1


    It's. Nice looking face.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,775 ✭✭✭Zagato


    peasant wrote: »
    It's a copy/imitation of the 65 mm Waffen-SS sextant watch from the other thread.

    You make my thread sound dirty! :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    Today, something a bit out of the ordinary.

    A watch with hand engraved Molnija pocket watch movement in a custom made brass/gilt case.

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    Invest in a few blued screws and you have an absolute beauty on your hands.

    Considering the work that went into it, the 245 Euro asking price is an absolute steal
    http://cgi.ebay.de/Beautiful-Designer-Molnija-Wristwatch-Art-Deco-/150651069317?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item231380e385

    Reason I'm not buying:
    It's just sooo not my style
    (plus, somehow it's not quite finished)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭Nolimits


    It's always dodgy buying a wrist watch with a pocket watch movement, the movement will have little or no shock protection and it's designed to be kept relatively still sitting in a pocket, not for the kind of action it would get on a wrist. For that kind of price I think it's a bit of a gamble, certainly shouldn't be worn regularly.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,731 ✭✭✭Bullseye1


    I really need to get a good reference book on watch movements. What would you guys recommend?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,004 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    Nolimits wrote: »
    It's always dodgy buying a wrist watch with a pocket watch movement, the movement will have little or no shock protection and it's designed to be kept relatively still sitting in a pocket, not for the kind of action it would get on a wrist.
    Ahh I dunno N. I've a couple of early wristwatches that are all essentially small pocket watch movements with no shock protection and they've lasted 60,70 80 years just fine and never gave me a moments trouble(and I've actually dropped the oldest one to the floor :eek::o). Now it depends on your lifestyle and how that may affect a watch of course. I'd not wear one playing tennis or doing DIY, but they're not that delicate

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    With the Molnija movements you can get the modified 3603 version ...with shock protection (the one without is 3602 ...and even that is known to last for decades)

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    and then there is the fact that due to their bigger size and scale, pocket watch movements aren't THAT delicate in the first place


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭marcus1971


    "Invest in a few blued screws and you have an absolute beauty on your hands."


    If you ever wanted to try out making a few blue screws its probably one of the easier mods you can do to a watch with great effect, not much harder than changing a battery. A few sheets of very fine sandpaper, a bottle of alcochol, a heat gun (the ones that look like hairdryers) and a length of copper wire bent into a loop at the end to hold the screw....only takes a few seconds once the screw is prepped and if you F it up all you do is sand, dip and try again


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    pretty self explanatory:

    $(KGrHqEOKi8E03iU,-u!BNdmgP,50w~~_3.JPG

    a good home for any spare ETA 2824-2 you might have lying around :D

    ...or you might want to buy that in their shop as well, while you're at it

    http://cgi.ebay.de/SET-SUBMARINER-ETA-2824-CASE-44mm-DIAL-HANDS-ST-BAND-/130519910021?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6397c685


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭marcus1971


    peasant wrote: »
    pretty self explanatory:

    $(KGrHqEOKi8E03iU,-u!BNdmgP,50w~~_3.JPG

    a good home for any spare ETA 2824-2 you might have lying around :D

    ...or you might want to buy that in their shop as well, while you're at it

    http://cgi.ebay.de/SET-SUBMARINER-ETA-2824-CASE-44mm-DIAL-HANDS-ST-BAND-/130519910021?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6397c685

    I've thrown a couple of these together, they actually look pretty good, very solid, easy to make, usually more like 100Euro from actual online stores.....lots of different styles too.
    If you were going make one of these best route would be to go for one of the Chinese DG0000 movements with matching sub hands, usually about a tenth of the price of an ETA.

    These JLC Polaris style are awesome for the money,

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOITIER-ACIER-CADRAN-STYLE-POLARIS-POUR-MIYOTA-8215-/120569021011?pt=FR_YO_BijouxMontres_Montres&hash=item1c12794253

    and all you need to finish it off is a cheap miyota movt and a set of broad arrow hands should be completed for less than 150 Euro and looks like much much more when finished.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,004 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    I need a hack watch and god am I sooooo tempted. :) NATO strap of course... ;) marcus1971 and peasant you tempters you.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    Wibbs wrote: »
    marcus1971 and peasant you tempters you.

    Oyh!
    Not even my wife talks to me like that!

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    Something Russian again (for a change :D)

    The Raketa "Kopernik"

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    35 mm diameter, handwind, new old stock with papers and "box", 45 quid delivered
    http://cgi.ebay.ie/RARE-USSR-RUSSIAN-WATCH-RAKETA-A178-/160642023433?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item256702c009

    This could also make a nice ladies watch (4 months to Christmas :pac:)

    alternatively in silver

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    our friend Leon has a new bargain:

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    I don't really like skeleton watches ...but at 45 Euro delivered this doesn't look half bad


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,316 ✭✭✭Mycroft H


    peasant wrote: »
    our friend Leon has a new bargain:

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    I don't really like skeleton watches ...but at 45 Euro delivered this doesn't look half bad


    Really isn't my cup of tea.... Looks like a del boy watch to be honest


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,004 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    At 45 quid it could be a Rodney Trotter watch and I'd still be interested. Peasant and Wibbs, separated at birth. :D

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    BX 19 wrote: »
    Looks like a del boy watch to be honest

    A lot of Russian domestic market watches are somewhat overly ornamental, to put it politely ...especially the newer (non fake Flieger) stuff.

    They likes their bling, so they do :D


    something a bit more normal, from the same seller ...also a bargain at 35 quid delivered

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    New old stock, with box & papers, handy-windy, day-date (in English!) with quick date set pusher
    (and as a bonus you get two mainspring barrels that you can't see :D)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,731 ✭✭✭Bullseye1


    It may not be a bargin but if i were not saving for the Rolex I'd jump on his IWC Pilot Chrono.
    http://www.tz-uk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=183149


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,236 ✭✭✭Homer


    Bullseye1 wrote: »
    It may not be a bargin but if i were not saving for the Rolex I'd jump on his IWC Pilot Chrono.
    http://www.tz-uk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=183149

    Saw that earlier. And if I hadn't just picked up the submariner I would have been all over that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    Wow ...it even comes with a (£ 5.00) NATO strap ...how could you possibly resist ? :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,455 ✭✭✭✭Monty Burnz


    Peasant, when your taste turns to golden age (50s-60s imho) Swiss stuff and militaria, my bank balance is going to take an awful pounding if I keep following this thread. I already had a Komandirskie and an Amphibia, so I was well inoculated against the current Russian vibe you have going on. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,316 ✭✭✭Mycroft H


    peasant wrote: »
    A lot of Russian domestic market watches are somewhat overly ornamental, to put it politely ...especially the newer (non fake Flieger) stuff.

    They likes their bling, so they do :D


    something a bit more normal, from the same seller ...also a bargain at 35 quid delivered

    slavaeebay.jpg
    New old stock, with box & papers, handy-windy, day-date (in English!) with quick date set pusher
    (and as a bonus you get two mainspring barrels that you can't see :D)

    Thats more like it :D


    Lovely looking watch. Cant afford to be buying more to be honest though :o


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,819 ✭✭✭✭peasant


    Peasant, when your taste turns to golden age (50s-60s imho) Swiss stuff and militaria, my bank balance is going to take an awful pounding if I keep following this thread. I already had a Komandirskie and an Amphibia, so I was well inoculated against the current Russian vibe you have going on. :)

    No danger of that happening ... my "taste" is predominantly "AFFORDABLE & available" then "mechanical" and lastly "slightly different". Russian watches just happen to tick all those boxes.

    If you ever see me posting about expensive, exclusive and elusive watches ...please call an ambulance ...I must have had a stroke :D


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