(Soviet Union) 27J quickset automatic (self-winding) with day & date wrist watch, case #133857, champagne-toned metal dial with bold fancy Arabic-style numbers, a sunburst brushed finish, Cyrillic markings for jewels and being made in the CCCP (USSR) and a day & date aperture at 3 o'clock with a black outline, both displays are black Cyrillic letters and Arabic numbers on a white background, dial does have a few scratches including a prominent one that goes from the 9 to the 1 across the upper half, the day & date are advancing as expected both through time advancement and the quickset function, however it looks like the rollover hour has been set to 2 instead of the traditional 12 o'clock, gold steel baton-style hands with black enamel inserts and a red sweep second hand.
Heavy cushion-shaped yellow base metal (YBM) & stainless steel (SS) water-resistant case with Cyrillic markings on the back, a gently sloped bezel with a brushed finish supporting the flat-top acrylic crystal and short thick extended lugs, small depress on the frame near the crown allows the Cyrillic "day" display to toggle to a blank display instead, case is showing normal even wear overall with some thin lines of brass starting to show on the case edges and near the crown, measures approx. 37mm wide x 42mm lug to lug x 12mm thick (crystal included), lightly padded dark brown leather strap band. An interesting watch from the former Soviet Union, likely from the 1960s, in very good overall condition!
- Year Made: 1960s
- Company: Slava (Soviet Union)
- Jewels: 27J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Serial #: (case) #133857
- Movement Details: day display, date display
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: champagne
- Dial Details: Cyrillic markings
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Yellow, Stainless Steel
- Case Details: water resistant (WR), Cyrillic markings
Case Width, without crown:
37mm (1.46 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
Interior Lug Width:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: leather strap
- Crystal Material: acrylic
- Misc. Info: Slava Watches
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of January 18th, 2022, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
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