Hi all time fans!
short intro: I am Gertaap from NL and I am like Russian time technology a lot. I have many Poljot, Vostok and Strava’s and I have been collecting them for some years. I do also service the watches to practice.
My my favorites are the 3133/31659 Shturmanski and the 2809 Vostok chronometer movements.
I just bought a very nice MIG clock too, a bit bigger than my other collection...
I also have some Swiss watches but i like the no nonsense working horse movements from Russia!
I've had my eyes on it. Moneywise within reach. Cousinsuk.com which I have a fantastic experience with. BUT, are you really sure? It's marketed as VALUE so I would assume Indian or Chinese. I.e. meaning it could be good or it could be bad and if the latter, it would mean starting all over...
Tell me not to worry and just pull the trigger to get it over with and I'll do as you say!
OK, I'm tempted to pull the trigger on the glass press that you and @jdm suggest, but I feel confused about the dies.
May I ask where you got your dies? Will I be needing adapters as shown in the ad that @jdm linked to, and do you think those would actually fit? Perhaps those dies and the adaptors would work really well with this tool? Googling "M6-hole dies", "M6-hole glass press dies" and similar I'm afraid hasn't been very helpful...
The armoured glass I'm currently trying to fit a to Vostok Amphibian (Vintage Albatros Radio Room from the 80-ties) is approx. 31mm.
Sorry for going on about this!
I have found this on ebay. The same tool you are thinking of buying for a hell of lot less money. What I do not like is other stuff at his shop looks like rubbish