Slava 2414

The Slava movement is not one of my favorites, because it has a seemingly unnecessary large number of parts, and those fiddly balance jewel retention springs. It is somewhat peculiar…

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Vimpel with Tongji movement

Vimpel (the watch brand, not to be confused with the ultra-thin Soviet watch movement) was the trade mark of VPZ ("Vitebsk device-making plant") factory in Vitebsk in 1990s-2000s. In Soviet…

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Raketa 2627 (automatic)

Along with some other watch I bought, I received a 2627 movement in need of service as a free gift. After I repaired it, I bought a frankensteined Raketa Automatic…

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Soviet watch crystal size list

Because this information is nearly impossible to find, I've made a list of Soviet watch glass sizes as far as I've personally replaced and confirmed them as fitting. Without this…

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Fixing stuff is fun

There's something very satisfying about taking an old item that was discarded as broken and restoring it to a working condition.

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Zim “Pobeba” 2602 movement

Some reference pictures I took while cleaning this poor dirty movement. It has the old-style transmission wheel boss with 2 screws instead of one left-turning screw. It belonged to this…

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Luna Nova clocks

There are some interesting “zulu time” clocks in Little Witch Academia. This one is in the Luna Nova library in the Enchanted Parade: But something puzzles me; the top half,…

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France Ebauches 140-1B

For a change of pace, I fixed a French watch movement. So far I've done only some Soviet watches of the Big Three, and this was rather different in some…

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