CCCP ARKHIPOV Automatic Watch
CCCP ARKHIPOV Automatic Watch
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Vasili Arkhipov is famous as the senior officer who perhaps averted the outbreak of Nuclear conflict during the height of the Cold War.  In honor of Arkhipov’s momentous decision, CCCP created this handsome 100-meter water-resistant automatic watch Read More

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fishstickxxx
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Jul 18, 2020
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I actually like the look of this watch - not the commie bastard part, though...
Jul 18, 2020
Jakob
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Jul 17, 2020
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Like having a Cold war on your wrist.
Jul 17, 2020
Honeybadgers
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Jul 14, 2020
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I've been impressed with the quality of the CCCP I got (not this model, a quartz movement submarine version) Fit and finish on such an inexpensive watch is superb.
Jul 14, 2020
johnnyjohnny
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Jul 13, 2020
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really sorry to see a lack of information on this watch in the description. HOWever, i bought one of these off ebay 6 months ago and can fill people in on it...it's really a great watch, especially for this price. first, it has the seiko NH35 movement. second, yes, the bezel is rotating. haven't worn it in a while, but if i recall correctly, it's 120 clicks unidirectional. has 100m water resistance plus a push pull crown, so not a real 'diver', but that info is relayed here in the ad copy. for the life of me i don't know why the movement isn't mentioned as it's a great one for the price, as well as bezel info. i paid about $150 for mine new, so this is a great price. the QC is xlnt on these. so if you're looking for a cool 100m sport watch with an excellent movement, and some retro Soviet chic, i'd scoop it up. and non, i'm not affiliated with them or drop in any way...i just happened to have one and i like it.
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Jul 13, 2020
johnnyjohnny
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Jul 15, 2020
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interesting. my guess is that since CCCP uses some Russian movements already, and Russian movements, as you say, do have the sub-seconds, it might be one of those. they are very cost effective. my guess is that's it, but would be interested to see any more info you might come up with. thanks for the added information!
Jul 15, 2020
johnnyjohnny
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Jul 15, 2020
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definitely i'd get this! i like mine, but mine has a plastic bezel...this one's all steel. as for the miyota, it probably does NOT have hacking seconds. i did get a jack mason diver that had the newer miyota 82 series (an 821a?) that has hacking. while that's great, the problem with the 8200 series miyota is the secondary drive seconds hand, attached to a second pinion, not the main hands drive. what that means as you likely know is that when shaken or knocked, the seconds hand stutters and stops for an instant. while the hour and minute hand accuracy are NOT affected, the seconds hand falls behind each time it stops. unacceptable for me. i've already swapped a miyota 9200 series movement in a watch that had the 82 series (my watchmaker did it) and it's a vast improvement. you need a different spacing ring as the 9200s are a different thickness. anyway, look forward to you letting us know what movement you've got in this baby!
Jul 15, 2020
Dizz_cz
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Jul 12, 2020
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At first Don't buy from company who don't describe movement what use . At least If you have authentic watches buy authentic watches not knockoffs. You can still buy new production on traditional russian watch (from same factory since 1942). Try google "Vostok Watch Komandirskie 350503" for better watch
Jul 12, 2020
fishstickxxx
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Jul 12, 2020
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You don't document murders. You just don't do it. A la Tarantino - You don't fuck with another man's automobile You just don't do it.
Jul 12, 2020
RayF
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Jul 11, 2020
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Hard to imagine anyone is actually falling for the "Russian" angle on these watches. Yes, once upon a time some Russians made watches in a Russian factory using SLAVA movements (many of which were copied from designs stolen from Western countries, especially Germany which the Soviets "annexed" (occupied) after WWII. In other words, it ain't like they actually invented anything, or made any significant contributions to the world horology. So if we didn’t trust those commie-rats during the Cold War, why should we trust them now? And don't get me started about that poor dog they shot up into space!
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Meanwhile, Kitschey-Russkie marketing schtick aside, the parent company of CCCPTime has little if anything to do with Mother Russia or the not so fabled Slava watch works. Instead this company makes its home in Hong Kong (not Saint Petersburg), and they're just selling you another Chinese watch. It might tick with a Russian accent, but that's as far as it goes, comrade! https://www.ablogtowatch.com/cccp-heritage-watch-review/

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Jul 11, 2020
dotcat007
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Jul 18, 2020
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Where can we get one of those doomsday watches????
Jul 18, 2020
RayF
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Jul 23, 2020
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I'ver been looking!
Jul 23, 2020
justwatchin
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Jul 11, 2020
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Looks like a Spinnaker spin-off? But less tasteful? Coincidentally, Spinnaker named one of their better looking watches (discontinued now) after an Italian heroic naval officer named Tesei. Interesting decision and kept me from buying that watch – Tesei was fighting on the Fascist side.
Jul 11, 2020
Glen8
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Jul 11, 2020
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Other links to these show them as 44mm, more in keeping with CCCP brand, but disappointing as 42 would be quite nice
Jul 11, 2020
HS76
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Jul 13, 2020
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Anyone knows the L2L of this watch? I cant find more info online.
Jul 13, 2020
Glen8
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Jul 15, 2020
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And I found yet another site that does show them as 42's...
Jul 15, 2020
RayF
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Jul 11, 2020
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Wasn't familiar with Vasili Arkhipov so I looked him up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Arkhipov_(vice_admiral)
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Interesting story and it does indeed sound like he prevented an all-out nuclear war between the US and the USSR, (which, in turn would have certainly involved the NATO alliance and then China), which one could reasonably assume would have lead to the end of civilization as we knew it. Those days are over--neither country is what they were then, and lord knows there are fewer people (true heroes) willing to take a stand and face the potential political consequences Vasili did in '62. Having read a brief account of his actions and character, I seriously doubt he would have approved of naming any watch after himself, let alone this especially cheesy example. While we're on the subject, the current state of affairs in Russia, the US, and China make this a good time to reconsider idiotic, tribal expressions of nationalism (including watches). Preservation of HUMAN existence comes first; petty team sports can wait for saner times.
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Jul 11, 2020
Glen8
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Jul 15, 2020
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I like the watch. That's a really complicated reason not to, so I'm going to go ahead and ignore it
Jul 15, 2020
RayF
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Jul 15, 2020
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Hence the expression: "ignorance is bliss"?
Jul 15, 2020
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