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I recently picked up a SS cased Sturmanski. It had water contamination and was told it hacks. It was never opened before I got to it. Serial number is 62096.

I found this thread, https://www.watchuseek.com/f10/3133-hacking-function-319647.html

I thought this case had the hacking feature regardless of 3133 or 31659 movement. Obviously the previous owner was wrong or blew smoke up my ***. Either way it was a good deal.

Is this one of those strange Soviet/Russian mix-ups? (for lack of a better term)

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Dan

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The lume on the hands and dial do not match. Looks a bit corroded on the inside. And that is a late 3133 movement, not a hacking 31659 movement. That case style was found with both movements.
 

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The lume on the hands and dial do not match. Looks a bit corroded on the inside. And that is a late 3133 movement, not a hacking 31659 movement. That case style was found with both movements.
Yes, it is corroded. I know the lumes don't match. The case back and screws show no signs of removal.

Do the lumes always match when new?
 

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This is definitely a cal. 3133 movement, but that doesn't mean it's not original to the watch. However, in my opinion, these chrongraphs were never produced with a blue second hand; only the chrome-plated versions sported the blue seconds hand.


Also, Soviet-era produced models of these chronographs were never produced with anything other than the white lume that easily crumbles with aging. Therefore, in order to restore the watch to something a little closer to it's original form, I would simply replace the existing lume with a patina coloured lume.
 

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If it was mine, comrade Dan, I would take out the movement and clean all the case parts and dial and crystal, then re-lume everything, including the hands, with an off-white color lume as suggested by Polmax. I wouldn't touch the movement if it is keeping good time, unless you are bored.

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Thank you Paul and everyone else for some insight. I'm always learning something new at f10.

The movement needs work from rust in the keyless works and perhaps a rusted canon pinion. It's an ongoing project with the 3133's I'm putting together. I have about 3 parts movements I can use. The good news is the balance and jewels are good and the chrono functions as it should.

I'm still taking blood and working in the lab. I had to do a name change because of Dr.s at various hospitals following me here and tracking me down to do service work for them. I wanted to change my user name before it got out of hand.
 

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I'm still taking blood and working in the lab. I had to do a name change because of Dr.s at various hospitals following me here and tracking me down to do service work for them. I wanted to change my user name before it got out of hand.
Good watchmakers are hard to find. :)
 
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