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Sturmanskie Gagarin Commemorative Mechanical Watch

Sturmanskie Gagarin Commemorative Mechanical Watch

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Can we get this drop back? I missed it..
mineral crystal? saphire material itself only costs less than 100 bucks. Why they can't just use sapphire..sigh
Is it really 40mm? The amazon listing claims 43mm...
Stebe
I wanted to ask the same question
Sannine
The Sturmanskie official site says 40mm, so Amazon is probably just wrong.
I found on internet that 3725127 has steel case, while 3707128 (not available in this drop) has titan one. Can someone confirm that with yellowish face in this drop is metal one?
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If anyone is interested in learning more about the original 15-/17- jewel movements, check out the link below: http://russrussianwatches.blogspot.com/2014/01/sturmanskie-gagarin-15j-and-17j.html; http://russrussianwatches.blogspot.com/p/15j-sturmanskie.html
My grandfather was a pilot (shturman) in the Soviet Army in the 40s-60s... He died before I was born, but my grandma used to were his Shturmanskie watch. So I remember myself playing with those when I was a kid. Most of all I was exited how it is glowing in the dark... However, the wathces was lost. Now, I am consider to buy those watches in order of those memories...
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A larger case is an upgrade? Since when? Haha
Any update on when these might start getting shipped?
The original ship date from my first Massdrop email was 25th Sep, then an update email from Set 26th said "these orders may ship later than the original estimated ship date" and "If we find that the drop is going to be delayed by more than 30 days, we will let you know."
I'm really digging the aesthetics of this watch, and the price point makes it pretty attractive, but the reviews have me sketched out.
VegaS10
We were alerted to those reviews today. We are the distributors for Sturmanskie in the USA. We are looking into the problems that have been noted in the reviews. We want to assure everyone that if there are ANY problems we will address right away. Our goal will be to simply replace the watch if the issue is within the first 30 days.
Given all the quality concerns, anyone know of a watch with a similar aesthetic by a quality maker like Seiko? Thanks!
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Don_Dimble
We were alerted to those reviews today. We are the distributors for Sturmanskie in the USA. We are looking into the problems that have been noted in the reviews. We want to assure everyone that if there are ANY problems we will address right away. Our goal will be to simply replace the watch if the issue is within the first 30 days.
I bought one of these in Moscow as a souvenir, and because I'm a space geek. Neat watch, and I wear it occasionally. The one strange thing about mine is that it has a screw down crown (it's a manual wind watch). Seems odd, and if this was a daily wearer, might be a point of concern longer term.
But I don't think people buy these as a "one watch for the rest of my days", so it's not really an issue. Just an oddity. A "space" oddity. :)
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Interesting. Thanks for clarification.
rfortson
That being said, what do you think about this offer (300 USD) ? How much did you paid in Moscow ?
Mineral crystal...? I'm out. Great looking watch though!
What was massdrop's price on these?
Quick question: I’m noticing that on the display caseback, there appears to be a serial number No. 677/999. The description says that quantities are limited, but nothing about them being numbered.
Any insight here?
I have raised my concern to massdrop on the “mismatched“ model codes but the reply is to order base on site display. Hope everyone will receive their respective watches in good order.
Can anyone confirm these model numbers/prices/images are correct?
For example 2609/3714130 & 2609/3714129 images are switched based on the Sturmanskie site (but i see other sites with them reversed as well). In the options section I see 2609/3717129 as +$30 but when you go to join its not +30 but 2609/3714129 is instead.
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Hi this is Abe, I work for the US distributor of Sturmanskie, Massdrop has it right, the 4130 has the green indicators while the 4129 is more like a copper color
Abweiss
I'm looking at the 2609/3725125 which is different in the catalog.
The photos show both exhibition and "engraved" casebacks. Which models have which?
boozed
It's listed in the specs.
eksuen
Whoops, so it is. Cheers.
3ATM, mineral crystal😩
are these watches made in russia ?
shenan24
Yes
shenan24
Made in China
Thought I bought the brown version but then realised it's not part of the deal... I find the black not very appealing.
$269 on Talkaboutwatches.com right now.
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Sorry, if you look at my post that sale was during the last drop about 27 weeks ago. Try doing a search on Talkaboutwatches.com and see if it’s still available.
Omegaman68
Try this. looks like it may still be availablebut the price went up. still cheaper than here and free shipping I believe. https://talkaboutwatches.com/sturmanskie-titanium-gagarin-limited-edition-mechanical-wmd/
Guys...the mineral crystal is a perfect choice here cause this is a commemorative watch, the same model that Yuri Gagarin worn, and that watch as well as most watches at the time used a mineral crystal...
Look at the Omega Moonwatch, $3k+ and still uses a hesalite crystal instead of sapphire....and people (including me) would be very upset if they change that.
longtran1568
The originals actually had domed acylic crystals. Only around 35-36mm also. The high-domed mineral crystal is an upgrade. Having one since last year, I can add that the crystal has anti-glare coatings.
Interesting watch design, I like the history and Russian heritage behind it, as I collect watches (versus just buying some for the nice looks and style). However, as others have mentioned, I believe the requested price doesn't offer good vfm, particularly considering the existing offer at competition for similar prices (Seiko and their whole SARB line, Archimede, some Laco models, etc...). Even though it's titanium, 350 for mineral glass and a Poljot movement seems about 100 USD too much to me!
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I'm not really sure what the fact that Gagarin was awarded an award has to do with this watch really, it's not him or even the original manufacturer of the watch he was wearing we're debating here. It's a tribute, and i find it well overpriced, particularly when reading the reviews from buyers who have received it, with QC issues, poor lume, poor quality straps and a not very accurate movement on the ones where it runs properly. I stand by my initial opinion, overpriced even at the MD price, I'm not even going to comment the AD :)
Aleskb
You wrote "I like the history and Russian heritage behind it". I was pointing out that it has no "Russian" heritage behind it but does have a Soviet Union heritage. Historically that is very, very different. Gagarin was born a citizen of the USSR and died as a citizen of the USSR, He served in the Soviet Military and was a Soviet (not Russian) Cosmonaut.
Um nice and all but is this really 7x the quality of a vostok? I have questioned the price/value on a poljot before but at least they have a long heritage and higher level of QC than most Russian watch brands
I don't know...I've had several "Russian" and Soviet watches over the years, and they were all flaky, but nevertheless somehow appealing. I wouldn't spend this much on another one...at least not one with these specifications.
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Thats a dank watch
300 bucks for a mineral crystal? No ty.
raketen1337
Agreed...what a shame
Luck_my_Fife
Omega speedmasters are well over 3000, and have a mineral Crystal.
Picked my watch up today. Second hand ticks a few seconds then stops.
Anyone else having issues with defective movement?
Steakosaurus
You might need more winding. Sometimes when I don't wind it well enough after changing time it does that.
You guys are lucky. I ordered the white one but the order was cancelled because they have no idea when the backorder from the vendor be available.
miketcw
It looks like the have the beige this time, which is very similar to the white. Maybe you can pick that one up this time.
Dash30dash
Yeah I was thinking of buying the white faced dial version. Only two out of four or five dial face versions available this time around. I really enjoy my black and green version of this watch.