“There are pockets of almost pure scholarship here and there, where collectors are motivated not by brand image or the hope of making a solid investment, but by pure enthusiasm.”

Take time to read this article.  The interview with Oatman-Stanford touches on the origins of the Soviet watch industry and how it developed despite the embargo between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Below is a quote from the interview as well as a link to the full story.

“At their heart, Soviet watches are functional and utilitarian, but dig further and you uncover a world of mystery and intrigue, color and pizazz. I am not collector of watches as much as I am a collector of history and culture – fragments of a life that once was.”



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s