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  1. How to tell the date or legitimacy of Gagarin Sturmanskie

    Russian watches
    Ah, the holy grail of soviet watches, with thousands listed on eBay i wanted to know how one can tell between frankens, and if they are indeed made in the soviet era. Thanks for any help!
  2. Show Your Unusual Crystals (originals only)

    Russian watches
    I recently picked up with 17j Poljot dress watch. At first glance I thought it was a franken but with a closer look the crystal was obviously made for this case. And, while the dial is square-ish, the hour indices on the dial follow the circle of the crystal. The theme of "round peg in a square...
  3. Jules Jurgensen 18K Est 1740

    Watches - Dealers and Manufacturers
    Solid 18K Jules Jurgensen 17J winding watch 1960s $699 (Will consider any reasonable offer) Ship US only or pick up in person. Excellent condition Case has be polished Brown crocodile strap Solid 18K yellow gold case and back Marking on back: 18K, 0.750 Dial is pearl color/off...
  4. Quick Review of the HMT Janata Art Deco Hand-Wind 17J (with pics)

    The HMT Janata Art Deco 17J hand-wind is the most affordable watch in my collection, it costs me only $37 shipping included. - First impression : The watch is rather small and very light, I don't really feel like I have it on my wrist, the winding is smooth, it took about 30 crown turns to...
  5. Instant HMT(India) Collection, 10 diff watches, manual wind..all for $200 P&P

    Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    These are a Lovely part of my watch collection. Collected these over the years and now i realize i've got too many, I mean, too many! They're all Manual-wind. Ofcourse, excellent condition with most being New Old Stock. Movement clean, perfect and smooth. The best about these watches - if you...
  6. 18 Jewels and 17 Jewel Bostoks

    Russian watches
    I am new to collecting Russian watches. I love the forum and have learned in leaps and bounds from you guys. My question is on Bostoks- I have seen a few 18 jewel movements (manual wind). I thought the manual winding movement was 17 jewels. I have noticed that most of the 18 jewel movements are...