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Show us your Rodinas:



Here's mine fresh from the watch makers and sporting a new Hirsh faux alligator strap. A cleaning and a new gear was all it needed to bring it back to life. Fortunately I found a watchmaker from Eastern Europe who was familiar with and happy to work on a "Kirovski." :)

This is one of my favorite vintage pieces and one of the things I best like about this watch is the distinct and loud clicking of the self-winding mechanism.

3 Pre-servicing pictures of the back and inside of the USSR's first automatic watch design:


Case Back:



Obverse of the Case Back:



22 Jewel Mechanism:




 

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Done!

Cleaned a bit and relumed :) Cheers! (Wish I had right crown though...:roll:)

 

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I have a real soft spot in my heart for Rodinas. They embody everything I like about Soviet industrial and design philosophy -- Ruggedness and practicality.

I have 6 Rodinas in the collection (which can be viewed on my website), but my favorite is this one, with an unusually cheerful face and a 1962 inscription to the commanding general of a military academy from his students.

"For achievements in UBT. To General Batizki from his students. 1962."

I guess Soviet military commanders weren't all tyrannical SOBs.

The Rodina's automatic movement, incidentally, is variously labeled in the literature:
2415A
yH-9M
41yH

-- Mark
 

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