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Old 04-14-2019, 12:48 AM
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Default Pocket Watch

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Old 04-14-2019, 12:58 AM
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Cool, looks like Russian letters on it!

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Old 04-14-2019, 08:07 AM
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I think it has a quartz movement in it, if so it's not old. Probably made after 2000.
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:08 AM
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There's dirt clinging near the stem but the texture of the case isn't dirty like you'd expect. It must not have been buried too long.

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Old 04-14-2019, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by pplinker View post
There's dirt clinging near the stem but the texture of the case isn't dirty like you'd expect. It must not have been buried too long.
It was only about 2-3 inches deep. I don't think it's very old.

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Old 04-14-2019, 10:17 AM
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Possibly Russian and doubtful its an oldie

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Old 04-14-2019, 10:36 AM
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Nice looking find. I would have assumed it was old. Didnt realize anyone carried them in the 21st century. Old or not, nice find!

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Old 04-14-2019, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
Nice looking find. I would have assumed it was old. Didnt realize anyone carried them in the 21st century. Old or not, nice find!
Thanks . It might not be that old but i enjoyed digging it . Especially with the amount of snow im still dealing with.

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funny, face seems to be upside down...
any text inside the back cover(s)? And perhaps a closeup of the text under the 6?


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You have a unique one there! Soviet Bbimnea timepiece. Not much info online. They mention the name on this forum: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/22...s-2730850.html
Maybe 1960's?
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Very nice....I've wanted to get a pocket watch for years...but it's tough to find a mechanical one nowadays at a decent price...Tissot makes one....I really should get one. I'm still hoping to find one in working condition (or not...my Uncle was a watchmaker for many many years...he could fix about anything I dug up as long as it wasn't totally hosed)


Have you opened the back to look at the movement?

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Old 04-14-2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pryan67 View post
Very nice....I've wanted to get a pocket watch for years...but it's tough to find a mechanical one nowadays at a decent price...Tissot makes one....I really should get one. I'm still hoping to find one in working condition (or not...my Uncle was a watchmaker for many many years...he could fix about anything I dug up as long as it wasn't totally hosed)


Have you opened the back to look at the movement?
The whole clock assembly comes out the front . Just falls out due being the ground. I have been trying to find anything on it but coming up with nothing so far.

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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
You have a unique one there! Soviet Bbimnea timepiece. Not much info online. They mention the name on this forum: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/22...s-2730850.html
Maybe 1960's?
Thanks for the help. I looked at the site and found i don't know nothing about watches

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Old 04-14-2019, 09:02 PM
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Who ever gets the correct info on this gets a couple free coppoer nuggets shipped free.

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Originally Posted by yooper69 View post
The whole clock assembly comes out the front . Just falls out due being the ground. I have been trying to find anything on it but coming up with nothing so far.
No writing on the "works"?

If you were local I'd send you to my Uncle (he and his son are Khars (persian word) ) but he knows all there is to know about watches and clocks.

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Originally Posted by yooper69 View post
Thanks for the help. I looked at the site and found i don't know nothing about watches
Yeah, me neither. I sometimes like to search stuff though. I found out that (I think) your watch is not Soviet/Russian. It is believed to be from Vitebsk, a city in Belarus, which is a country that borders Russia. Who knew? The tower building depicted is the Old Town Hall in Vitebsk. Apparently, it is a fairly modern, but mechanical watch, made by "The Vitebsk Instrument Making Plant", or some translation of that I suppose.
Here is a similar one in an online ad. The link to the website is no longer valid.
Best I can do for ya.

Fair - POCKET MECHANICAL WATCH
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Enterprise: "VITEBSK INSTRUMENT-MAKING PLANT" OPEN JOINT-STOCK COMPANY Address: 4, GAGARINA STR., VITEBSK, 210026, REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
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Yeah, me neither. I sometimes like to search stuff though. I found out that (I think) your watch is not Soviet/Russian. It is believed to be from Vitebsk, a city in Belarus, which is a country that borders Russia. Who knew? The tower building depicted is the Old Town Hall in Vitebsk. Apparently, it is a fairly modern, but mechanical watch, made by "The Vitebsk Instrument Making Plant", or some translation of that I suppose.
Here is a similar one in an online ad. The link to the website is no longer valid.
Best I can do for ya.

Fair - POCKET MECHANICAL WATCH
www.minprom.gov.by
Enterprise: "VITEBSK INSTRUMENT-MAKING PLANT" OPEN JOINT-STOCK COMPANY Address: 4, GAGARINA STR., VITEBSK, 210026, REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
Thank you . Wasn't expecting it to be valuable but it's nice to know something about it.

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Bet it got the heart going!

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If im not mistaken, most pocket watches have serial numbers/maker's marks on the inside of the back cover. Did you happen to check? Really unique find!

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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
If im not mistaken, most pocket watches have serial numbers/maker's marks on the inside of the back cover. Did you happen to check? Really unique find!
Haven't done much more with it don't want to break it. Thinking of taking it to a watch expert to see how much it would cost to get fixed. I think i might have found the owner. So return is possible.

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