I received this watch to take a look at because it sometimes stopped without any obvious reason.

This is a watch that is designed to look older than it actually is. The appearance of an enamel dial ( in this case, it’s painted metal ), the red logo and the red 12 marker are design elements from the 20s and 30s “trench watches”.

This is a 1970s watch with a Russian Zaria 2009B movement. A hand winder with 21 jewels. It’s quite small ( 8.75 Ligne) for a newer movement.

After inspection, I noticed that the movement was dirty and that the bearing jewels had run dry.

Time for a good cleaning and fresh lubrication.

I also polished the crystal while the parts were being cleaned in the machine.

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Founder & editor of WahaWatches. I’ve been collecting watches for years. My favourite part is to pull them to bits.