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Feb 26: Watch
26-FEB-2013 David Mingay

Feb 26: Watch

The very best and most expensive watches in the world have mechanical in-house movements. That is, theyíre wind up / spring powered, not battery powered like a modern quartz watch, and all those springs, cogs and gears are made by the same company that puts the movement into the watch case. Just like my Russian Vostok Komadirskie. Not that the Vostok particularly good. Itís erratic, sometimes running a bit fast, or a bit slow. And occasionally it just stops; especially if I forget to wind it in the morning! Good thing it wasn't expensive then! But it is fun though and I love the sweep second hand. It divides each second into six tiny movements rather than that dull second by second tick tick of a quartz. Itís been running quite well for the last few days and so has been given some wrist time and a new strap.

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Robin Reid02-Mar-2013 18:22
This is a fascinating possession.
Ric Yates27-Feb-2013 19:18
Lovely - and good use of the guitar for the background! Have you checked it for radiation? Some of these old watches used to produce alarming numbers on the geiger counter!
Ray :)26-Feb-2013 23:27
Love the idea of a T-72 on The People's Watch!
SRW26-Feb-2013 23:18
Never seen one of these before... -- but it's definitely my kind of watch: with that clear, bold face and sweeping second hand. I can appreciate the engineering that went into it, too.... Beautifully lit and photographed... -- I hope it gives you many more years of service -- even if it is erratic (which, to me, simply gives it more character...)!