My 1970's Sekonda

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My 1970's Sekonda

Postby bobbee » February 1st 2017, 7:29am

Here is a pretty little number, I'm a sucker for a watch with the date at 6 so this caught my eye at the car boot fair.
21 jewel twin mainspring cal.2414, in a chrome-plated case that is quite sizeable at 38mm.




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Re: My 1970's Sekonda

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » February 1st 2017, 8:21am

Nice, especially that the plating doesn't seem to have a lot of wear to it. Never heard of the 2412, not listed in Ranfft. Since it's a Sekonda, I assume it must have been a Raketa, maybe a Poljot.

Really like that grey dial.

The case on it reminds me of that Poljot Alarm, which I bought a while ago- almost not wearing it, though.
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Re: My 1970's Sekonda

Postby bobbee » February 1st 2017, 12:34pm

Sorry Mike, I made a mistake with my typing.
It's the 2414, made by Slava factory no. 2 in Moscow.

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db. ... Slava_2414

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slava_watches

Plating is in fair to good condition, the rear of the case has some wear as can be seen in the photo, but the front is pretty good.
Got this one for the cut-throat price of just £2.50. I just love Skegness boot fairs!
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Re: My 1970's Sekonda

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » February 1st 2017, 1:24pm

Ahhh, OK. In the pic, I've been able to see "214" under the balance, couldn't quite see the 4th digit.

For 2.50, you can't really go wrong...

The movement looks interesting- looks like they used the same solution that they copied from the Zenith 135, so that the gear train construction does allow a considerable balance. So it should be fairly accurate. Two barrels squeezed in a movement 10.75 lignes in diameter? Looks like they learned a lesson or two from Favre-Leuba ("Twin Power" movements from the cal. 25X family).
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Re: My 1970's Sekonda

Postby bobbee » February 1st 2017, 1:35pm

Yes, I got one of those Twin Powers too!
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Re: My 1970's Sekonda

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » February 1st 2017, 2:05pm

Yep, I remember. One of the few FLs that I've ever seen without the dial repainted by a Bombay "redial artist."
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