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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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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The elusive Raketa 2609.H

I came into possession of a Raketa 2609.H - 19 jewel (assuming it's not a frankenwatch with just a 2609.H bridge). There seems to be next to no information available…

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