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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    Modern Raketa is very pricy - I didn’t realise quite how much - wow!

    Thanks for the Zarya compliments. They seem to be made in distantly spaced batches, so it’s unpredictable what, when will be available
    Dave has a cool Zarya moonphase iirc

    I sold mine to Is - it’s just possible he still has it. I know he’s in clearout mode

    I’m not sure of the state of play with Poljot these days: just who owns what names, and where things are made, or indeed what goes into them. So good luck :-)
    most modern Russians are now pricey when you go a ways from the vostok range I find
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    https://slava.su/en/

    https://smirs.com/

    https://denissov.ru/en/

    Used to really want a Dennisov Barracuda, price was high but sooo big. From what is posted by owners the finish surpasses most makes, from anywhere.

    A.S. are pretty amazing afaik

    https://www.poljot24.de/en/alexander-shorokhoff.html

    http://luch.by/en/

    worth a read on this site btw

    https://www.russianwatchguide.com/maktime.htm

    a few brands still around, many now use someone else's movements, even quartz. Volmax have moved to Swiss but still make some in Russia. Prices are silly money imo . yet very well made, getting bigger though,
    Vostok movements are some of the most robust around. Worth getting date free imo, easier to live with
    They make a very large range too. not just Amphibs. & Kom's. Can't not smile when stapping on an Amphib. , worth getting a few.... no such thing as one Vostok

    Found these interesting, but big

    https://smirs.com/en/russian-watches/umnyashov/

    http://umnyashov.com/index/


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    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f911/

    May be worth a look at a Vostok special on the go at the mo.

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    Great, looks like I'll have something to do in the evening, thanks buddy!
    I'm sorted and so not buying any more watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodia77 View Post
    Price-wise, cool but not that sure if EUR850 cool (and if they can't ship from EU, the price grows to at least EUR1050).
    FWIW, EU citizens don't have to worry about shipping fees or VAT/custom duties:
    https://raketa-shop.com/w/en/content/29-delivery
    I'm sorted and so not buying any more watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodia77 View Post
    FWIW, EU citizens don't have to worry about shipping fees or VAT/custom duties:
    https://raketa-shop.com/w/en/content/29-delivery
    just needs 67% off and ready to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f911/

    May be worth a look at a Vostok special on the go at the mo.
    This is a very cool project, and as far as the style goes it would be exactly what I'm still after, but... 42mm and I see too many complaints about the movement reliability -- even in pieces that are said to undergo more scrutiny an unscrewing rotor seems the norm.
    I'm sorted and so not buying any more watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodia77 View Post
    This is a very cool project, and as far as the style goes it would be exactly what I'm still after, but... 42mm and I see too many complaints about the movement reliability -- even in pieces that are said to undergo more scrutiny an unscrewing rotor seems the norm.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7mpClSPyhk

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    Need a smack on the head?

    I like this, though:

    I'm sorted and so not buying any more watches.

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    When the 50th. Gagarin 2609 came out a Volmax guy said all macines and movements/parts where sold off to Vostok to keep their 24's
    since , they have had a few themselves, and Volmax have a few new too. perhaps using the last...
    ... get as soon as poss. if a must have

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