Yanka/Chaika enamel watch

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Yanka/Chaika enamel watch

Post by koimaster on Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:14 am

Anyone familiar with them?

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Post by koimaster on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:20 pm

k-2112 wrote:I am familiar with Chaika watches, but I am not sure if you are referring to a specific model/watch (enamel), or the brand as a whole.


Sorry, I should have stated the brand as a whole. I had read somewhere that they specialize in watches for women and that they are very ornate.

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Re: Yanka/Chaika enamel watch

Post by koimaster on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:43 pm

k-2112 wrote:
koimaster wrote:
k-2112 wrote:I am familiar with Chaika watches, but I am not sure if you are referring to a specific model/watch (enamel), or the brand as a whole.


Sorry, I should have stated the brand as a whole. I had read somewhere that they specialize in watches for women and that they are very ornate.

and welcome to the forum.

Thank you for the warm welcome.

I suppose the brand did cater more toward women, as the brand is named in honor of Valentina Tereshkova (The first woman in space), whose nickname was Chaika (Seagull). There were some Chaika that were targeted towards men, using larger case sizes. But even in those watches, the movements were the same diminutive calibers used in women's watches, except for the auto movement.



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Post by koimaster on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:49 pm

I am curious if this is you, Kinaed, another person with a vast knowlege of Russian watches.

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Post by koimaster on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:00 am

k-2112 wrote:
koimaster wrote:I am curious if this is you, Kinaed, another person with a vast knowlege of Russian watches.

One out of two!

well, I am glad there are those with that knowlege who can educate the rest of us about watches I think are under-rated by many hung up on the Swiss Made idea

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