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Yesterday I took the old watch of my grandfather - vintage Кировские. He was wearing it since I remember him, till few years ago. The watch is working, I still didn't measure how exactly it is keeping the time. I will try to restore it as it's one of my memories linked with my grandfather.
Just to post the pictures here, I hope there will be "before" and "after" post soon :roll:
 

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Great dial

Looks like a new crystal (and maybe a crown) would make it quite sharp looking
 

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The glass, the crown and I will investigate possibility to replate the case, as it seems chromed (this or next week I will browse the jeweleries).
I want to reach this result (USSRWatches picture):
 

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Nice Kirovskie, sci. Best of luck with the restoration, and be sure to post some pictures of the end result. It will be great to own a restored vintage watch which belonged to your grandfather - a real family heirloom.

Here's my Kirovskie - it only recently came into my collection:

 

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I love those green ones - still looking for one. It was actually a green one I was after when my brown one turned up, but I took it anyway...
 

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The green one is my favorite, but all the crabs are nice. Do they come in other colors in addition to green and brown?

I think the stem on mine may be new but other than that is in good shape and original.
 

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The green one is my favorite, but all the crabs are nice. Do they come in other colors in addition to green and brown?
There is the black one:


and another hue of green

 

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Two fine examples there, Vaurien.

Does the top one really have a black circle on the dial though? It's obviously the same watch as mine, but to me it looks more like a very dark brown colour....or perhaps they are different versions - yours black and mine dark brown :think: ....
 

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The green one is my favorite, but all the crabs are nice. Do they come in other colors in addition to green and brown?

I think the stem on mine may be new but other than that is in good shape and original.
I call these watches hubcaps - because they remind me of the hubcaps on some of the cars from the 1950s :)
 

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Two fine examples there, Vaurien.

Does the top one really have a black circle on the dial though? It's obviously the same watch as mine, but to me it looks more like a very dark brown colour....or perhaps they are different versions - yours black and mine dark brown :think: ....
The circle around dial, in the first of my Kirovskies, is really black. I think there are also other versions, maybe a red one? ... if I remember well :roll:
 

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And here it is today, after I took it from the watchmaker. Unfortunately the crown and stem needed replacement. The watchmaker also was able to re-plate it with chrome, but convinced me that the watch will loose it's "natural" view, so the case was just cleaned, the mechanics - cleaned and oiled, the glass - replaced and I even get one year warranty for the watch :)
 

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