Quote Originally Posted by Nikon Collector View Post
As an old cold war survivor and watching with a fairly unbiased eye and having onwned a Zenit, I found that most things Russian lacked precission and attention to detail, and the nice things they produced, they usualy stole from someone else

Possibly you should study the Russian wristwatches. Some of their mechanical watches can be accurate to within 5 seconds a day right out of the box. Some of these movements contain as many as 31 jewels. I would say their watch and clock making history contains many examples of precision and great attention to detail.
Jon