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On some watch dials I see the jewels written as "17 камень" but on others as "17 камней". I studied some Russian in school years ago, but not enough to know if this is simply a minor difference in wording, or, if one is authentic and one is a fake.

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So Russian nouns change case depending on which numbers they're used with, 1 (including 21, 31 etc) takes the nominative singular, 2-4 (including 22, 53, 74 etc.) take the genitive singular and all other numbers take the genitive plural. The russian word for stone or jewel камень is камень in the nominative singular, камня in the genitive singular and камней in the genitive plural. So you should see "17 камней" for 17 jewels "21 камень" for 21 jewels and "22 камня" for 22 jewels

Russian is so fun ;)!

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камень, just 1, 21, 31, and so on
камня, from 2 to 4, 22 to 24, 32 to 34 and so on
камней from 5 to 20, from 25 to 30, from 35 to 40 and so on
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