the “Vintage V5” by Alexander Shorokhoff

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the “Vintage V5” by Alexander Shorokhoff

Postby koimaster » September 14th 2017, 3:10pm

The new “Vintage V5” line by German watchmaker Alexander Shorokhoff is part of the brand’s celebration of its quarter century anniversary this year. So far we’ve been quite impressed with their celebratory releases, and this one is probably my favourite.

The Vintage 5 is a contemporary take on vintage timepieces, but it also has a provenance that matches its looks.


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Re: the “Vintage V5” by Alexander Shorokhoff

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » September 14th 2017, 4:21pm

If not for these ridiculous numerals and the fucking ghastly hands, it would be a nice watch, although the ornate rotor looks just silly on a movement that's T-34 tank (or Lada Niva) sort of industrial/pedestrian.

"Vintage movement" inscription on the dial is beyond pretentious.

1225 euro, huh? How about no? I think it's way better to get a Poljot De Luxe for $50 on eBay.

Or, if someone really wants a Soviet movement that's in any way extraordinary by "proletarian paradise" standards, I'd suggest a Volna (Wostok) chronometer with the cal. 2809 (huge balance wheel, a Breguet hairspring and Reed's regulator).
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Re: the “Vintage V5” by Alexander Shorokhoff

Postby foghorn » September 14th 2017, 4:56pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:If not for these ridiculous numerals and the fucking ghastly hands, it would be a nice watch, although the ornate rotor looks just silly on a movement that's T-34 tank (or Lada Niva) sort of industrial/pedestrian.

"Vintage movement" inscription on the dial is beyond pretentious.

1225 euro, huh? How about no? I think it's way better to get a Poljot De Luxe for $50 on eBay.




Completely agree.
And I bet there's no quick set date.
Russians hate quick set dates.They hate thm up the gulag.
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Re: the “Vintage V5” by Alexander Shorokhoff

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » September 14th 2017, 5:33pm

foghorn wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:If not for these ridiculous numerals and the fucking ghastly hands, it would be a nice watch, although the ornate rotor looks just silly on a movement that's T-34 tank (or Lada Niva) sort of industrial/pedestrian.

"Vintage movement" inscription on the dial is beyond pretentious.

1225 euro, huh? How about no? I think it's way better to get a Poljot De Luxe for $50 on eBay.




Completely agree.
And I bet there's no quick set date.
Russians hate quick set dates.They hate thm up the gulag.

The date mechanism type depends on which Poljot De Luxe movement they have used... 2415 Orbita and 2415A Rodina didn't have the quickset feature. The 2416 Kosmos had a semi-quickset, with date set by changing 21:30-24 (move the hands until the date changes at midnight, turn back to 21:30, then again to midnight, and repeat the process until the date is set).
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Re: the “Vintage V5” by Alexander Shorokhoff

Postby Falstaff » September 15th 2017, 12:24pm

"After all, the USSR was known for producing everything that is rugged and easy to maintain...."

Ah, like the Lada - or, even better, the Moskvitch or their wretched makhorka cigarettes that dumped their tobacco out if tilted downward.
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