A Bankrupt US company and Russian Watches

Poljot, Vostok, Buran and more discussed here...

A Bankrupt US company and Russian Watches

Postby koimaster » February 3rd 2017, 12:29pm

Recommended Reading How A Bankrupt Rust Belt Watch Company Kick-Started The Soviet Watch Industry – And The Obsessive Collector Who Chronicles Their History

Wednesday December 14, 2016

One of the wonderful things about watch collecting is that there are an incredible number of different levels on which you can go at it. Sure, we all spend a lot of time hearing about a lot of the same things, from a lot of the same auction results, to a lot of coverage of brands that because of their sheer size and industry influence are news (like Cartier, Rolex, Omega, and TAG Heuer). But at the same time, there are pockets of almost pure scholarship here and there, where collectors are motivated not by brand image or the hope of making a solid investment, but by pure enthusiasm.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/how-a ... ir-history


“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
Posts: 35461
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon

Re: A Bankrupt US company and Russian Watches

Postby conjurer » February 3rd 2017, 1:31pm

Henceforth, I wish to be addressed as Dashiell Oatman-Stanford.

Oh, and fuck the mongoloid Russians. Fuck 'em all in the ear. A bunch of ignorant, table-dancing alcoholics.

Also, the article is stupid. Most Russian watches are miserable pieces of shit. They're OK as trinkets, and the Poljot 3133 is a decent movement (although mostly designed by the Swiss.) And, before foggy chimes in, it doesn't have a quickset date, and it never fucking will. Good examples can be found where the Russian watchmakers didn't actually vomit on it when casing 'em up, but they are very rare.
I checked you out, and I now want you to take the journey to lick my taint. It's small, but vast.

--Temerity, to Mr. Neckbeard.
User avatar
ASSHAT & Master of Time
Posts: 27561
Joined: July 13th 2010, 10:00pm

Re: A Bankrupt US company and Russian Watches

Postby Darksider » April 9th 2018, 8:45am

User avatar
Posts: 1907
Joined: December 15th 2009, 11:00pm

Re: A Bankrupt US company and Russian Watches

Postby smellody » April 9th 2018, 8:47am

^^^^ that's hot
User avatar
Founding Member - WIS
Posts: 5668
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: OR

Return to Russian Watches

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest