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Kirovskie K-43

May 16, 2010

Price: SOLD

This is a rare 1950ies Kirovskie K-43 “crab or fancy lugs” wristwatch. It was produced in the USSR at the legendary First Moscow Watch Factory (as indicated on the signed movement).

The First Moscow Watch Factory was the fist Soviet watch factory and was founded by the ministry of defence and Stalin in 1930 to produce watches for the red army.

It was American expertise that began the soviet watchmaking history. The Soviet government bought the defunct Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York in 1929, and the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio. They moved twenty-eight freight cars full of machinery and parts from the USA to Moscow in order to establish the factory. Also twenty-one former Dueber-Hampden watchmakers, engravers and various other technicians helped to train the Russian workers in the art of watchmaking as part of the Soviet’s First Five-Year Plan.

The model comes in different dial colors; black, green, red and brown; the red one is the most sought after. The case shows signs of use, mostly on the back, but it is still in good condition considering that it is 60 years old. It is in working condition and keeps correct time.

The watch is all original and has a brown dial which says “Made in the USSR” in Russian; it comes with a nice black leather wristband.

Size: 35mm (without crown) 37mm (with crown)

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Eiger incabloc diver

May 16, 2010

Price: 65$

This is a beautiful Swiss made 1970ies diver’s watch with a black leather wristband.

The watch has a waterproof rating of 5 ATMs on the back, but I don’t think that is the truth anymore. I would not try to take it down to that depth anyways. I don’t know much of the Eiger brand, Other then Eiger is the name of a mountaintop in Switzerland. The case has obvious dings and scratches, as the pics shows, as have the bezel ring as well. But overall the watch looks good and keeps time. This is a nice classical divers watch that sits nicely on your wrist at any occasion.

Size: 37mm (without crown) 40mm (with crown)

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Meister-Anker

May 13, 2010

SOLD

For sale is this wonderful German divers watch. The watch keeps good time and has a fine automatic movement. The outer bezel ring is 8 sided, which is a bit rare, and has an Tachymeter scale on it. Overall this 1970ies watch is in good condition with a minor scratch on the case back.

Size: 40mm (without crown)

Photo by The Watching

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Sicura

May 13, 2010

SOLD

The Sicura superwaterproof is a nice looking watch in good condition. This piece is feom the 1960ies and will always brighten any occasion.

Due to its relations to Breitling both historically and cosmetically this brand will always be an highly sought after item. In 1979 the “G. Leon Breitling” firm came to a halt after 100 years of watch making. The firm was founded in Switzerland 1884 by Leon Breitling and manufactured complicated watches.

Breitling was taken over by the Sicura company which decided to drop the Sicura brand and only manufacture Breitling watches as it had more potential. Ernest Schneider, the CEO of Sicura, was convinced that the Breitling brand was worth the effort of saving as it had always stood for excellent quality and had the potential to keep doing so.

Size: 36mm (without crown)

Photo by The Watching
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Tärnan Formule MS 80

May 13, 2010

SOLD

The “Tärnan” was a popular brand during the 50ies and 60ies and was only sold on the Swedish market. During this time most of the brands made in Sweden was licensed from abroad and had Nordic names according to the nationalistic atmosphere like Birka, Runa, and Viking.

This watch is from the 1960ies and is obviously inspired by racing, as can be seen on the yellow and black chess pattern and by the name formule MS 80.

Size: 36mm (without crown)

Photo by The Watching

The Formule MS 80 watch was inspired by the Ford Cosworth powered racing car Matra MS80 that held great successes for Jackie Stuart and winning him the Formula One World Championship title in 1969.

Photo from Wikimedia
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Zheut Super De Luxe

February 11, 2010

SOLD

This nice Zheut Super De Luxe has a good white dial with a red “stone” and has a classical 1960ies look to it. The case is in very good condition and has very few scratches. It has a brown wristband in leather with a gold colored clasp. Written on the back of the case is “ct 18750”.

Size: 35mm (without crown)

Photo by The Watching

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Lucerne Tachymeter

February 10, 2010

SOLD

The Lucerne tachymeter is a nice 1960ies divers watch with an water resistance of 5 ATM (atmospheres) about 40 meters. The dial is in good condition with good, strong luminous paint and date function. The back of the watch has an engraving of an diver. The watch comes with a new diver rubber band. These Lucerne diver watches is popular and is sought after by collectors as they hold that 1960ies sporty and adventurous feeling.

Size: 36mm (without crown)

Photo by The Watching
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