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    Default Another rare Russian diver

    The Zlatoust was not the only Russian military diver's watch bought by my French fireman friend from those sailors in Murmansk, back in '92. This is the other one...





    I know nothing about it apart from where it came from - the quartermaster's stores!

    Diameter is 50mm, 69mm with the canteen crown. It comes in a black wooden box with a gold anchor on the outside of the lid which you can just see in the bottom photo. A black metal disc with the serial number 132 is recessed into the underside of the lid. 132 is also stamped on the caseback, dial and buckle.

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    Very nice. Hefty. And interesting. The screws on the dial are unusual - is that the route to the movement beneath? Looks like the kind of thing that might go well with a suitably robust item like this:

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    That's right Mat, same route to the movement as the Zlatoust. It's a real brute, definitely an armageddon survivor, along with the 'roaches...

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    Great Image Mat.... and shots Jon... reminds me of an excellent Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank in the 90's called Art and Power... all about how the Nazis and the Russians incorporated ART into there ideology to inspire the masses.... it was truly and amazingly moody lit walk through WWII and the Cold War.... one of the few exhibitions I have viewed were I could really see that the Gallery and gotten stuck in... get the book if you can find it... an amazingly good read...

    Just looked the book of the 1995 Exhibition up on Amazon, £608.00 used... oh well missed another one... shucks!

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    Confession time - Thierry's photos! Here's another...



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