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Colleagues!

I’d like to present you some banners made by me. I’m not a professional, but I like this kind of work. The first three banners, that I made several days ago when I had free time at work, were submitted by me in Anna’s (aka Vaurien) thread “May 9th is arriving”. She hinted me at making a new thread for banners. I couldn’t stop myself and have made some more banners. :-d

I strongly believe that all the enthusiasts of Russian watch collecting should have good interesting and attractive banners.

Besides, I have every reason to consider that wearing Russian watches is something like declaration of independence. You have choice what to wear, but you choose Russian watches. And you’re wearing Russian watches not to impress someone or to look more respectable, but out of your inner need. I guess you see in them something that is close to you and feel behind them something important. They give you answers to your intuitive questions. This is a position of an independent person. :)

I see that the Russian section of the Watchuseek forum is slightly different from the others. And it’s actually not about the watches you wear but about you and your state of mind. That`s the reason why I feel much among friends here. :-!

You can use any banner you like.
I’d be proud if you find some of them interesting.
Let them attract attention to your watches. Let people from other watch forums seeing your great watches and your banners ask you about them and search for more information in the internet. :-d
 

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That is very impressive work, you obviously have a talent for graphical design! And thank you for donating your work for free use. I'm missing the Kirova owners club though... ;-)
 

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These are fantastic! Thanks so much Silversen and I will surely use a couple :)
 

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That is very impressive work, you obviously have a talent for graphical design! And thank you for donating your work for free use. I'm missing the Kirova owners club though... ;-)
Does this look like what you`re missing? ;-)
It seems the Soviet Union is still alive at least in some things.
- Hey, tovarisch, don`t relax! KGB never sleeps!:-d
 

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How about a Volmax logo that incorporates the 3 brands in cyrillic? Just an idea. I was planning to make one when I had some spare time but you seem to be pretty good at it. :-d
 

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Nice work Silversen! I know it is easy to work on a larger scale, but what looks good full-screen can look awful when shrunk to small size.

You are also right in saying that those who like Russian watches are more confident, not feeling a need to conform to others' values. Otherwise everybody in the world would be wearing Rolex watches! I feel that on average we are a lot more aware of, and appreciative of the history, engineering, heritage, and generally the inner workings than average too.
 

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Fine work! Thank you very much! :-!
I feel expecially attracted by Gagarin's banners. He was such a fine boy! :-(
Cara Anna! Look at this nice woman on the photos. This is Elena Gagarina, Yuri Gagarin’s daughter. As you see, she is the very image of his father. Vladimir Putin appointed her Director of Kremlin museums. The date of appointment is April 12, 2001.;-)
 

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Nice work Silversen! I know it is easy to work on a larger scale, but what looks good full-screen can look awful when shrunk to small size.

You are also right in saying that those who like Russian watches are more confident, not feeling a need to conform to others' values. Otherwise everybody in the world would be wearing Rolex watches! I feel that on average we are a lot more aware of, and appreciative of the history, engineering, heritage, and generally the inner workings than average too.
G`day, Seele!

Thank you and our colleagues for appreciation. :thanks

But I’d like to ask you an interesting for me question just out of curiosity:
What is your nationality: Scottish, Irish, Welsh or other?
Why am I asking?
I’m just interested in history, especially the history of Indo-European peoples. I’ve found some facts showing a close relation between ancient Russian and Scottish people. :)

And one more thing:
Is it a good wish for an Aussie man:
Have a nice day, but don't drink with the flies! :-d
 

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G`day, Seele!

Thank you and our colleagues for appreciation. :thanks

But I’d like to ask you an interesting for me question just out of curiosity:
What is your nationality: Scottish, Irish, Welsh or other?
Why am I asking?
I’m just interested in history, especially the history of Indo-European peoples. I’ve found some facts showing a close relation between ancient Russian and Scottish people. :)

And one more thing:
Is it a good wish for an Aussie man:
Have a nice day, but don't drink with the flies! :-d
Hi Silversen,

I moved to Australia in late '87 and have been naturalized as Australian ever since. While genetically mostly of Chinese stock I never felt at ease with that culture even as a small child. The period I spent living in the UK prior to relocating to Australia was nice enough, but by-and-large Sydney is good too. There is a funny thing about Australia: on one hand there's the old native culture dating back a million years, if not more, and on the other hand the imported culture which has only been around for two centuries, especially the large-scale immigration after WWII which gave vibrancy and colours to the country, but there's not a lot of the kind of old-worldy things
that I am accustomed to like those in Europe. When all is said and done, I guess we are meant to choose what we want - and need to be, right? :)
 

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Hi Silversen,

I moved to Australia in late '87 and have been naturalized as Australian ever since. While genetically mostly of Chinese stock I never felt at ease with that culture even as a small child. The period I spent living in the UK prior to relocating to Australia was nice enough, but by-and-large Sydney is good too. There is a funny thing about Australia: on one hand there's the old native culture dating back a million years, if not more, and on the other hand the imported culture which has only been around for two centuries, especially the large-scale immigration after WWII which gave vibrancy and colours to the country, but there's not a lot of the kind of old-worldy things
that I am accustomed to like those in Europe. When all is said and done, I guess we are meant to choose what we want - and need to be, right? :)
Of course, yeah! :)

I have been always wondered how the fate gives orders to human beings and define their destiny.
Another thing is also striking me how some ideas, for example collecting Russian watches, tie so many people of different nationality and color. Those ideas unite them and we clearly understand that any other ideas such as racism become irrelevant and silly. As for me, I respect Chinese people for their hardworking and unpretentiousness. Those people have a great wonderful ancient history. :think:
And to say more, China is a reliable ally of Russia.:)
 

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Of course, yeah! :)

I have been always wondered how the fate gives orders to human beings and define their destiny.
Another thing is also striking me how some ideas, for example collecting Russian watches, tie so many people of different nationality and color. Those ideas unite them and we clearly understand that any other ideas such as racism become irrelevant and silly. As for me, I respect Chinese people for their hardworking and unpretentiousness. Those people have a great wonderful ancient history. :think:
And to say more, China is a reliable ally of Russia.:)
Silversen,

It is getting quite OT here now...

The Chinese as a people sharing genetics, Chinese as a collective psyche, Chinese as the people in China, and China as a sovereign state, are totally different things. Even the "font" one uses for writing is a declaration of how one sees himself within this quagmire, so it is actually somewhat dangerous for one outside this sphere to comment too much; that's what I feel I need to point out.

Historically China has been at odds with Russia, the period after the establishment of the Republic saw some easing of tension, and after the communist takeover, mainland China and the USSR were best buddies, after Kruzchev took over and then they became deadly enemies. Until very recently, mainland China still revered Stalin as one of the greatest men ever, perhaps it still does, but not quite as overt as before.

But of course the ROC in Taiwan is sort of out of this whole loop altogether!
 

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Silversen,

It is getting quite OT here now...

The Chinese as a people sharing genetics, Chinese as a collective psyche, Chinese as the people in China, and China as a sovereign state, are totally different things. Even the "font" one uses for writing is a declaration of how one sees himself within this quagmire, so it is actually somewhat dangerous for one outside this sphere to comment too much; that's what I feel I need to point out.

Historically China has been at odds with Russia, the period after the establishment of the Republic saw some easing of tension, and after the communist takeover, mainland China and the USSR were best buddies, after Kruzchev took over and then they became deadly enemies. Until very recently, mainland China still revered Stalin as one of the greatest men ever, perhaps it still does, but not quite as overt as before.

But of course the ROC in Taiwan is sort of out of this whole loop altogether!

You`re right; it`s OT.
I`m aware of those facts you mentioned.
Anyway thanks! :thanks

It`s nice to know you better.:-!
 
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