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  1. Yet another Sturmanskie 17j dissection

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    Hello comrades, longtime lurker here. I've come here seeking advice from our informed and better experienced watch collectors. I'm here because I believe I have exhausted the extent of my knowledge and familiarity with the elusive Sturmanskie. Particularly, the coveted 17 jewels variant. Now...
  2. sportivnie servicing in the UK?

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    Hi guys, I purchased this watch a little while ago and took it to my local watchmaker. However, it requires replacement gears that he was unable to source. This causes the watch to occasionally slip when you wind it (it then makes a horrendous noise as the gears jam back together not unlike...
  3. Sportivnie - what strap?

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    Finally, after a month, I got time to go to the watchmaker to get a strap for my newly acquired Sportivnie. In my dreams I had envisioned a nylon strap, but when I finally arrived at the small jewelry store (not enough time to go to the city..) they didn't have any. So out of the blue I asked...
  4. 17 jewel movement 1M43, varieties

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    Hi, if you take a look at the pictures below, you'll see that the second watch movement has more than just 1M43 written on one of the wheels. I just wondered why they are different? Both are Sportivnie watches, apparently original. I've seen the first variety many times, but not the second...
  5. Sportivnie?

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    Hi, after some consideration I agreed with myself to look for a Sportivnie. Seems like there are quite a bit of them out there, and I wondered what the franken rates were for these? How popular are they? I see on ussrtime.com that they come in a large variety dials and hands, so it seems...
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