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I've noticed a lot of threads showing what we're wearing each day and threads focused on specific types of Russian watch. What about a thread sharing what we've bought today? I thought it might be a nice idea!
 

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I have been saving up to buy a 3133 Sturmanskie pilot's watch to complete my collection of the big five "tool" watches: https://sites.google.com/view/one-hundred-soviet-hours/tool-watches, 41-m shturmanskie, Okeah, 3133 shturmanskie, 31659 shturmanskie, and 300m Vostok dive watch, but last month I had to buy a favorite 583 gold MOCKBA I found for only basically the value of the gold which I couldn't pass up: https://goo.gl/photos/b21N9u9xBraVH7xW8. So I started saving again and this month, once again, I found something else to buy. This type-I kirovskie with the numbered dial is considered by some to be a military issue "tool" watch and since I've bought it I guess I tend to agree. 3133 shturmanskie gets bumped again. Seller's pictures:
 

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Great thread idea. About one year ago, I would have been a very, very active contributor to this topic.

As for now, I don't buy much these days. But here are two I ordered recently and am anxiously anticipating....




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Looking forward to contributions from others 
Seen one on ebay , in fact I think there was two . They are very tempting but saving my money for something else.
 

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Vostok 350 "AMFIBIA" parts watch that will donate it's dial, hands, bezel and caseback to complete another 350 waiting in the side-lines :)
Incoming from Estonia from an Etsy seller after 4 weeks of price negotiations :roll:
So funny! I had been watching this one on the local Estonian auction page for a looooong time:

https://osta-ee.postimees.ee/index.php?fuseaction=item.info&id=95363603&_src=desktop

Dial and hands look mint, and the caseback is pretty dang rare. But like you, it would have only been a parts watch for me. I'm glad it finally found a good home, and hope you got it for less than €50.

Photos when your restoration is complete!
 

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So funny! I had been watching this one on the local Estonian auction page for a looooong time:

https://osta-ee.postimees.ee/index.php?fuseaction=item.info&id=95363603&_src=desktop

Dial and hands look mint, and the caseback is pretty dang rare. But like you, it would have only been a parts watch for me. I'm glad it finally found a good home, and hope you got it for less than €50.

Photos when your restoration is complete!
I'd made quite a few offers over a very long time, I figured I would wear him down eventually but he didn't want to budge. We eventually settled on €50 (down from the original €80), which too be honest was still a little too much but the condition and rarity was too good to pass up.
 

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I've never understood if Slava was fully out of business or not. There's a shop in Moscow, which has a website (slava.su), that seems to be the official "Slava" store and even has new models using the 2427/2428 movements coming out still, I'm not sure if the movements are being made somewhere, or if they just have a very large stock from back in the day.
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Regardless I decided to try out a new Slava that's packing a 2427, not the best deal on the planet, but it looks like the quality is a bit better than the last new one I bought a few years back.
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If you haven't seen that website before check it out, lots of interesting models from Russian companies (many are Japanese quartz, but that's how the industry is nowadays...).
 
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