(My Soviet and Russian watches)


One hobby I enjoy is collecting vintage Soviet and Russian watches.

I love the engineering involved in a mechanical watch, and am mot a fan of quartz.

Russian and Soviet watches offer a combination of elegance, innovation and value that is unparalleled.

They are a far better value than costly Swiss watches
and offer quality on par with much more costly Japanese models.

Right now, I only collect, but will soon start to try to learn (via web searches and YouTube) basic repairs.


For an interesting read on the history of Soviet watchmaking, head over to : The Russian Watch Guide's page.

For more amazing collections, visit the site of the late Mark Gordon here
and Dashiell Stanford's Collection here

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DIAL MOVEMENT BACK/CASE
DATE/BRAND/MODEL MOVEMENT NOTES
Early 1990s
Chaika
Chaika 1601A
Dial and movement pics are from auction.
2nd Quarter 1957 (based on SN)
Kama
Tschistopolski 32YH
Made after machinery and workers were
moved from the 2nd Moscow Watch Factory

(but prior to name change to Vostok)
1960s
Kirovskie
1MWF 2609
Made by the first Moscow Watch Factory

(prior to name change to Poljot)
2002
Molnija
Pocket watch
Molnija 3602
Tribute to the Russian Guards (гвардия)

In memory of the Great Patriotic War

Date based on catalog listing.
1960s
Moskva
1MWF 2603
Made by the first Moscow Watch Factory

(prior to name change to Poljot)
1970s
Poljot
Signal Alarm
Poljot 2612.1
Has alarm clock (buzzer) function
Early 1960s
Poljot
Class 1
Poljot 2409
Made by the first Moscow Watch Factory

(shortly after name change to Poljot)

"Class 1" indicates precision mechanism
Late 1970s
Poljot
1980 Moscow Olympics
Poljot 2614.2H
Made for 1980 Moscow Olympics
1990s
Raketa
Raketa 2609.HA
Dial labeled Made in Russia
but has Soviet movement.

This places manufacture date
most likely 1992-1993
1980s
Raketa
Day-Date
Raketa 2628.H
Dial and movement pics are from auction.

Made by the Petrodvorets watch factory
1993
Slava
2531934
Slava 2414
500th Anniversary of Columbus voyage

Early use of Made in Russia
VS Made in USSR

Labeled as Automatic but
has manual wind movement
1960s
Sportivnie
1MWF 2634
Early use of a hacking seconds hand
1960s
Sturmanskie
1MWF 2634
17 Jewel version

Yuri Gagarin wore a 15 Jewel
version on the first manned space mission

Company was awarded name Poljot after this
1960s
Svet
Raketa 2609.HA
Movement made by the Petrodvorets watch factory
for Electric Timepieces Leningrad (ЭЧЛ).
March 23 2018
Vostok
Amfibia
060634
Vostok 2416b
Stock Photos
November 10, 2008
Vostok
Amfibia
Vostok 2416b
Dial and hands changed from original
Radio Room Dial indicates times
for radio silence and
listening for distress calls
1980s
Vostok
Cadet
Vostok 2409
Pics are from auction.
1990s
Vostok
Generalskie
Vostok 2414A
2:00 crown, Pobeda (victory) theme
May 24 2017
Vostok
Komandirskie
819823
Vostok 2414A
Stock Photos
1960s
Vostok
Komandirskie
Vostok 2234
Dial labeled 3AKA3 MO CCCP
(By order of the Ministry of Defense
of the Soviet Union)
1970s
Vostok
Komandirskie
Vostok 2414A
Dial labeled 3AKA3 MO CCCP
(By order of the Ministry of Defense
of the Soviet Union)
1980s
Vostok
Komandirskie
Vostok 2414
Dial labeled 3AKA3 MO CCCP
(By order of the Ministry of Defense
of the Soviet Union)
1980s
Vostok
Komandirskie
Vostok 2234
Dial labeled 3AKA3 MO CCCP
(By order of the Ministry of Defense
of the Soviet Union)
April 5, 1992
Vostok
Komandirskie
Vostok 2414A
2:00 crown

Picture is logo of the Russian Airborn Troops
(Воздушно-десантные войска России, ВДВ
(Vozdushno-desantnye voyska)

Dial is green in person.
Camera distorts color
1990s
Vympel
Luch 1801.1
Pics are from auction.
Late 1970s
Zim
1980 Moscow Olympics
Zim 2602
Dial and movement pics are from auction.

Features Misha the bear
mascot of 1980 Moscow Olympics

Dial is green in person.
Camera distorts color
1st Quarter 1960
Zvezda
Zvezda 2602
Dial and movement pics are from auction.