Friday, September 12, 2008

After-Summer Clearance Specials at Russia2all

Russia2all is advertising some great clearance prices via their newsletter including $69 for a Buran Day/Night (I've never seen a Buran priced this low) and $199 for a Sputnik Commemorative watch. Other Vostok-Europe and Moscow Classic watches are also on sale.

You need special coupon codes to get these prices, which are advertised through their newsletter. I suggest signing up for the newsletter on their site to be informed of their special offers and to receive the coupon codes. 

The site is at Russia2all

Friday, September 5, 2008

Review of Moscow Classic Model #3603/0066102

I've just posted a review of a Moscow Classic watch I bought this summer. It's advertised as a diver watch but there's no way I'm taking it in the water with that leather strap.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Movement Inside a Typical Russian Watch

Most Russian watches use mechanical movements. Vostok and Poljot movements are the most common, however some higher-end Russian watches are now using Swiss ETA movements. Some low-end models are using Chinese movements.

If you are curious what these movements look like, check out this page at the PMaier Russian Watches Shop (based in Germany):

It gives pictures and data for mechanical movements by Vostok, Poljot, Molnija and ETA. The chart also lists watches that use each movement.

It's a good resource.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dimensions and Photographs at Solod

I'm impressed by the photos and dimensional information for the watches sold at Most online sellers only state the dimensions in their specs but solod goes a step further and illustrates the dimensions graphically. 

I find this very helpful when buying a watch online and usually refer to their online catalog even if I end up buying the watch elsewhere. It helps me visualize exactly how that watch will look on my wrist.

Some online watch sellers have outstanding 3d images of their watches. Don't think I've seen this at any Russian watch sites though.

Energia by Vostok-Europe on Sale has a good price on Vostok-Europe Energia watches. $399. It's a new model that came out earlier this year. Striking design.

They also sell Aviator, Denissov and Moscow Classic brands.

Good Prices on Old TU-144

I guess people aren't too interested in the old Vostok-Europe TU-144 now that the new model is on the way.

The old version is being deeply discounted. I've seen it for $165 at Amazon and about $120 at

New TU-144 Coming This Month

I see that the new Vostok-Europe TU-144 is shipping this month. Looks like a nice big heavy watch (42mm) in lots of different colors. Price is about $300 at 

TU-144 was the name of the first supersonic aircraft. 

Monday, September 1, 2008

Blog Starts Today

On this blog I'll be posting news and information about Russian watches by manufacturers such as Vostok, Vostok-Europe, Volmax, Maktime, Denissov, Raketa and Moscow Classic. 

I will focus mainly on new Russian watches currently available for retail sale.

I invite you to use this blog to share any news, tips or information you have about Russian watches.