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  1. Elgin 17 jewels 18s adjusted

    This blog post is about a popular Elgin pocket watch.
    Tracing back my steps, at some point you'll find a J.T.Ryerson - one of the first angle escapement movements made in Elgin.
    This one here is likely among the last.

    This is a large 18 size full plate cased in a nice, but busted Star sterling case


    Updated 01-07-2017 at 03:05 AM by pmwas

  2. K26 1945 prototype made in Penza

    And hi once more.
    I'm sorry for posting 2 posts a day, but today I've found the pictures on my disk.
    Most interesting!

    The last post has showy you all the anatomy of one of the worlds most common movement (even if you don't feel it in USA in Western Europe), the K26.

    How did it begin?

    It begun in 1945, when Penza Watch factory, earlier making Zvezda watches under Lip's license, released the first series of K26 Pobeda.

    In fact - I once ...

    Updated 01-07-2017 at 02:28 AM by pmwas

  3. Grandfather's Kama - revisited...

    Hi again !

    Today I took the movement apart once again, because of it's exceptionally poor perforemance during test period.
    Some pics made with a pocket camera, sorry...

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    Sorry for the mess as well...
    If you take the second hand off, the movement can be fairly well disassembled without taking it out of it's case.
    Like I said - I don't want the dial off again for now.

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    Updated 12-28-2016 at 10:25 AM by pmwas

  4. My Grandfather's Kama wristwatch and the K26 within

    Hi all!

    Today, in the special day od Christmas Eve, I'm writing a post on a watch very special to me.
    To begin with, I'd like to remind you of an older blog post, where I've shown early Russian Pobeda watches, with the famous K26 movement inside:


    This used to contain a link to my website, where the detailed pics of how the K26 looks inside were shown, but I had to delete the link as my website ...

    Updated 12-24-2016 at 01:01 PM by pmwas

  5. Caliber 2408 in fancy Kirovskie... and interesting 2415 automatic - made in Moscow

    Hi all!

    Today I wish to continue the subject of soviet era eastern bloc watchmaking.
    To begin with - a watch I got from a friend of my grandfather's...

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    An old pic...
    This is a damaged watch and lacking center second hand (broken pinion) as well.
    Still - I think the man would be offended if I discarded that so it stayed on my shelf.

    The occcasion to repair it occured accidentally, when I tried to ...

    Updated 12-20-2016 at 09:20 AM by pmwas (so many misspelled words :()

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