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MOSCOW Classic 52mm DIVER

By TLex
I'll be the first to admit that when it comes to Russian divers I don't know my Poljots from Vostoks, but after handling a Moscow Classic diver a few weeks back I did a little research on Russian dive watches to see what else was on offer and discovered that as far as TRUE contemporary divers go (barring the NEW Vostok Amphibia) there aren't many other Russian dive watches that qualify in terms of having the depth rating, lume, screwdown caseback and crown, or inner or outer rotational divers bezels.

Moscow Classic founded in 1996 was originally a Poljot distributor. They didn't start creating their own watches until 2002 when the brand Moscow Classic was born. And it wasn't until Basel World 2009 (their first showing there I believe) that Moscow Classic presented to the world their diving series.

At a very respectable 52mm the Kremlin sized Moscow Classic diver seems like it could easily handle a little light scuba if need be, but probably wouldn't be the first choice of the Russian Spetsnaz Frogmen. However if you like huge watches that don't break the bank, this could be the answer.

It wore extremely comfortably and seemed to be very nicely made. There are two versions; a chrono and non-chrono. Expect to do a little hand cranking though as both are manual winders. Case choices include; brushed, polished or PVD coated stainless steel. Dial choices include white or black. All watches come on a leather strap.

You can pick up a non-chrono version for around 2-300 US dollars. I'm thinking of defecting myself; expect to see one in my collection sometime soon!

Case 52mm Stainless steel (brushed, polished, PVD) / 26mm lug width / WR 20ATM 0r 200m/ Mineral glass / engraved screwdown caeback /Superluminova applied hands and numerals / uni-directional rotational bezel / manual winding movement Molnija 3602 & Poljot 31681 (Chrono) . Supplied with leather band.

Moscowclassic.com Moscowclassicshop.com

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