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Sunday, January 03rd, 2010 | Author:

I will be posting a series of horology milestones of the Soviet Union which I wrote for BDWF Russian forum.

I have to thank Kevin for inspiring me to write my first milestone on the Poljot Signal, Полет Сигнал, a mechanical watch with alarm features after I posted my collection of the alarms, which is 1 of my favorite Soviet caliber.

My first Soviet Union mechanical watch is the Poljot Alarm 2612.1.

and my alarm collection grew..

Well, I will leave the milestone for the next post..


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Friday, January 01st, 2010 | Author:

Beautiful fireworks at the bay..

Happy 2010 !

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Friday, January 01st, 2010 | Author:

Here’s my collection by theme..

Dive

Space/Aviation

Friday, December 25th, 2009 | Author:

I have officially launch my new blog/shop, titled Vintage for life. I will be selling some of my Soviet mechanical watches for my collection and other pre-owned accessories.

Do visit the site and show your support 🙂

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Wednesday, December 02nd, 2009 | Author:



Pobeda 1950s

Originally uploaded by jiehong.lim

Testing my flickr integration with my wordpress blog.

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

Finally, I got myself a pocket watch. A Молния / Molnija 3602.

Molnija

Model: Pocket Watch
Movement: Molnija 3602 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds

It has a sub dial second hand.

Movement shot
Movement

If you look at the movement shot, right on the top, there’s an inscription “85 2”. It means that this movement is produced during the 2nd quarter of 1985.

Inscription: “Made in USSR”

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

The 2nd generation of Boctok Amphiabia, probably dated between 1970s – 1980s.

Boctok Amphibia

Model: Boctok Amphibian – 2nd Generation
Movement: Boctok 2209 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds

It’s a Diver watch, up to 20ATM/200M with screwed in crown and the inscription below “Сделано в СССР” = “Made in USSR”.

A wrist shot
Wrist Shot

Сделано в СССР
Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

When I saw this listing on eBay, it was listed as “VINTAGE RUSSIAN BOCTOK GENTS DIVERS WATCH”. Little did he know, it’s a Komandirskie with “заказ По CCCP” !

Boctok Komandirskie

For those who can’t catch my excitement, the Восток Командирские / Vostok Komandirskie is a Commanders watch and “заказ По CCCP” translated to “By the order of Ministry of Defense of USSR”. It was a military issued watch, a civilian version is available, but it will be “Сделано в СССР”/ “Made in CCCP” instead of “заказ По CCCP”

Movement: Восток 2214 manual wind
Jewels: 17
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date calendar

It has a screwed in crown, however I not very sure on the water resistance rating.

A wrist shot
Wrist shot

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

Ah, when I saw this, it’s looks beautiful.

Poljot Alarm

Movement: Poljot 2612.1 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, alarm

It using an actuator alarm, (it really sounds like a cricket) and it’s Made in USSR.

A shot of the movement
Movement

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

A simple Chaika 1601A, it’s manual winding, meaning you have to wind it up manually. 🙂

Chaika 1601A

It’s a New-Old-Stock (NOS for short), dated probably before 1992, as the inscription, “Made in USSR”.