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  1. Russian watches
    Hi all, I've got an old 15 jewel ZIM 2608 movement that is sadly suffering from low amplitude, very high beat error and extremely wonky timekeeping, even after being thoroughly cleaned. I think it may be in need of at least a new mainspring, and possibly a new balance wheel assembly. After...
  2. Russian watches
    Hello, I had been following Poljot alarm watches on ebay and recently discovered russian watches in general, which was a big wow! Decent prices on mechanical watches!! I've bought a Komarskie which is the first mechanical watch I've opened :) It's now having a hydrochloric acid bath, and I'm...
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    For any Zim2602 experts out there: I'd been scratching my head how to regulate my ZIM 2602 movements. I have 2 examples that are -500 spd but they don't have a regulator or regulator curb pins. They look like this photo [from 17jewels.info] (although my hairsprings are in better shape) If you...
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    One more arrival: Сигнал 304, mechanical alarm clock with an AM radio receiver around ;) This is just one way of looking at it... Portable AM receiver from the 80's-90's, with mechanical timer. Produced by the Kamensk-Uralsky Instrument Factory aka "Oktyabr"/October that produced the famous...
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    I pulled the trigger on this Zim described as '1950' vintage last night. I broke a few rules for buying on eBay: seller had few feedbacks, I don't know the market well enough yet, I didn't check here first, the list goes on... On the other hand, I satisfied myself via The Metatechnical...
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