Many thanks, dear fellow! I'm happy you appreciate this old german gentleman on my wrist. He's not in the best of shapes, but I'm very fond of him. J88-equipped specimens are becoming rare these days and most of them are quite worn. This one was decent enough (at least for me) and works properly.Um...er... you hope?? There is absolutely no comparison, my dear Elvis. I only wish there were!
Nice-looking also. AS 1158 family movement I believe: bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 1158
Do you mean the second hand runs backwards?For some time I had harboured the notion that today’s effort might just be someone’s idea of a joke - I had been going to say “wind-up”, but thought the better of it.
However, some of our colleagues on the Russian Forum have been kind enough to provide Slava catalogue pages from the 1980s featuring variants of this thing, and although not finding an example aligning all features of this precise one, they seem content that it is legit, if somewhat unusual.
With its double-barrelled 26j Slava 2428 movement and date-set pusher at 2 it has, at 38mm, a degree of presence. You just have to ignore the sniggers, or people asking if it runs backwards.