just ordered the Vostoc Europe "sliderule" 32 jewel movement?

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just ordered the Vostoc Europe "sliderule" 32 jewel movement?

Post by Guest on Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:30 pm

This will be my first russian watch. is the movement in this watch worth a shit? are these watches worth a shit?
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:47 pm

GEEKNOMO wrote:This will be my first russian watch. is the movement in this watch worth a shit? are these watches worth a shit?


Beware!! None of these VE movements have a quick change date.
If you let the waTch stop and you're not near the correct date when you want to wear it again you will have to manually ( 8PM to 2 AM and back to 8PM - reprat as needed) change the date.
A royal PITA!!
It's why I only own one Russian-I really think they're trying to punish us for getting to the moon first. Otherwise they surely could have figured out the qick change date by now!!
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:07 pm

foghorn wrote:
GEEKNOMO wrote:This will be my first russian watch. is the movement in this watch worth a shit? are these watches worth a shit?


Beware!! None of these VE movements have a quick change date.
If you let the waTch stop and you're not near the correct date when you want to wear it again you will have to manually ( 8PM to 2 AM and back to 8PM - reprat as needed) change the date.
A royal PITA!!
It's why I only own one Russian-I really think they're trying to punish us for getting to the moon first. Otherwise they surely could have figured out the qick change date by now!!

I had one I really liked but got rid of it for that very reason.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:45 pm

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds like iike I wasted 30 bucks in shipping...............oh well
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:10 pm

GEEKNOMO wrote:hmmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds like iike I wasted 30 bucks in shipping...............oh well

The Vostoks aren't bad, GN; I've owned a couple, and my wife still owns a Red Square I got for her from Russia2all. The non-quickset date is a hassle, no doubt, but as far as I know, all the Russian movements have this same deal.

Some of the Russian stuff is very cool; however, I don't think they're the best around, especially compared to the Swiss. I owned a few, including some of the Poljot 3133 mechanical chronos. Unfortunately, some of the Russian watches are very high-priced, and in my opinion, not worth the money. The more modestly priced watches are still cool, and can be a decent value.
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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:01 pm

GEEKNOMO wrote:This will be my first russian watch. is the movement in this watch worth a shit? are these watches worth a shit?
Crap IMHO, cased in China, made in Lithuania not Russia not a true Russian watch anymore, aside from the pain to change the date stated by foggy , they do not hack either.... bumped a bit and the crystal will fall ( a la Invicta)Vostok Europe is a different company from Vostok Russia, Vostok supplies movements to Vostok Europe, those are typically Vostok 2416 movements with 31 and 32 jewels auto (crude movements by any standards) and Vostok Europe cased , assembly and do sales outside of Russia
Here is my N1 GMT


But if you really want true Russian made watches
Here is one of mine as an example...well made, sturdy, accurate and heritage!!!!

Best places to buy one
http://www.russia2all.com/
http://www.smirs.com/
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:41 am

thanks for all the info. Just recieved it. nice looking watch for $350. Bracelet is incredibly hefty! Yeah, the date thing is a hassle, doesnt hack, I'll let it run a few days.......then make up my mind.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:21 pm

I'm with eddie. Not true Russians. Had a Vostok solid it - made in Bulgaria. Not kidding. But enjoy your toy nomo. Nice looking.
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:00 pm

"using only 100% Russian-made movements"........"all hand assembled in Vilnius, Lithuania"..............nothing noted on face or case back.........most of the movement is unviewable. and it was 327 shipped............eh, I like the looks, we shall see on the time keeping........it will HAVE to be stored in a winder if I keep it.........
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