One hobby I enjoy is collecting watches. This started with Soviet and Russian watches.

I love the engineering involved in a mechanical watch, especially, but am not entirely adverse to and a nice quartz

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

Many of these inovations were improvements on Swiss and other designs and features, and were later copied by others.

My collection has several parts :

Russian/Soviet watches - this is where it all began with me, linked here

American pocket watches - my current passion, these can be seen here

A Subset of the American pocket watch is the "dollar watch" - these can be seen here

Other pocket watches - Non-American pocket watches - these can be seen here

Regretably, a few replicas I purchased when I was young(er) & dumb(er) - These can be seen here

Other wristwatches - mostly homages or classics, these can be seen here




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Movement/Case inside pics provided for some but not all.
Many of the movement pics are generic stock photos
These are indicated where appropriate

Note : some colors are not fully representative due to camera distortion.






DIAL MOVEMENT
BACK/CASE
DATE/BRAND/MODEL MOVEMENT NOTES
Early 1990s
Chaika
Chaika
1601A
Dial pic is from auction.
2nd Quarter 1957 (based on SN)
Kama
2MWF
2602
Made after machinery and workers were
moved from the 2nd Moscow Watch Factory

(but prior to name change to Vostok)
1st Quarter 1958
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)
July 24, 2019
Luch
7747160
One Hand
Luch
1801.1h
Photos from Internet
Movement pic is stock photo
1960s
Moskva
1MWF
2603
Made by the first Moscow Watch Factory

(prior to name change to Poljot)
2nd Quarter 1949
Pobeda
1MWF
2601/41M
This example was made by the First Moscow Watch factory
Based on French LIP Movement
Name chosen by Stalin to celebrate end of WW II
May take a "love tap" to run
3rd Quarter 1950
Pobeda
2MWF
2601/41M
This example was made by the First Moscow Watch factory
Based on French LIP Movement
Name chosen by Stalin to celebrate end of WW II
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
Raketa
2609.HA
Pics are from auction
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
1980s
Slava
Day-Date
Slava
2428
Dial and back pics are from auction
Movement pic is stock photo
1960s
Sportivnie
1MWF
2634
Early use of a hacking seconds hand
1960s
Shturmanskie
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).
1956
Vostok
Vostok
2602
Photo from auction
1990s
Vostok
Generalskie
Vostok
2414A
2:00 crown, Pobeda (victory) theme
March 23 2018
Vostok
Amfibia
060634
Vostok
2416b
Stock Photo
Movement pic is stock photo
October 11, 2019
Vostok
Amfibia
710334
Vostok
2416b

Another example of my first Vostok
Movement pic is stock photo
November 10, 2008
Vostok
Amfibia Radio Room
Vostok
2416b

Originally a 710334 - dial and hands changed
Radio Room Dial indicates times for radio silence and
listening for distress calls
1980s
Vostok
Cadet
Vostok
2409
Pic is from auction.
1970s
"Vostok"
"Oficerskie"
Franken
Chaika
1601A
Pics are from auction.
Most likely Franken with Vostok dial and Chaika case and movement.
May 24 2017
Vostok
Komandirskie
819823
Vostok
2414A
Stock Photo
Movement pic is stock photo
1990s
Vostok
Komandirskie
Junior
Desert Storm
Vostok
2409
Photo from Auction
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
Logo is for the Airborne Troops
(Воздушно-десантные войска России, ВДВ
(Vozdushno-desantnye voyska)
1990s
Vympel
Luch
1801.1
Pic is from auction.
Late 1970s
Zim
1980 Moscow Olympics
Zim
2602
Pic is from auction.
Features Misha the bear
mascot of 1980 Moscow Olympics
1st Quarter 1960
Zvezda
Zvezda
2602
Pic is from auction.







DIAL MOVEMENT
BACK/CASE
DATE/BRAND/MODEL MOVEMENT JEWELS NOTES
1884
Elgin
Model 4
Lever Set
Elgin
Grade 6
7
Serial number 1443725
Pics are from auction.
More info here.
1893
Elgin
Model 5
Elgin
Grade 104
7
Serial number 5024039
Pics are from auction.
Defiance base metal case is later
More info here.
1911/1912
Elgin
Model 7
Elgin
Grade 387
17
Serial number 16173214
Pics are from auction.
Auction says 1911, database says 1912
More info here.
1918
Elgin
Model 3
Elgin
Grade 384
17
Serial number 20834545
Pics are from auction.
More info here.
1922
Elgin
Model 2, 12s Side Winder
Elgin
Grade 301
7
Serial number 24336171
Pics are from auction.
More info here.
1927
Elgin
BW Raymond, Model 15
Elgin
Grade 472
21
Serial number 29181610
Pics are from auction.
More info here.
1911
Hampden
12s Model 4
Hampden
Grade 310
17
Serial number 2915868
Pictures are from auction
More info here.
1901
Illinois Stewart Special
Illinois
Grade 64
17
Serial number 1574998
25 year gold filled case
Movement and case back pictures are from auction
Hands upgraded during COA servicing.
More info here.
1884
Waltham
Model 1877 - Broadway
Key Wind and Set
Waltham
Broadway
7
Serial number 2322212
Movement and back pics are from auction.
Hands replaced during servicing.
More info here.
1916
Waltham
Model 1908
Waltham
Grade 625
17
Serial number 20760346
Pics are from auction.
More info here.







DIAL MOVEMENT
BACK/CASE
DATE/BRAND/MODEL MOVEMENT JEWELS NOTES
1950s
Ingraham
Beacon Dixie
Ingraham
Unknown
Dial and back pictures are from auction
1960s
Westclox
Bull's Eye
Style 3
Westclox
Unknown
Pics are from auction.
More info here.
1970s
Westclox
Scotty
Style 4
Westclox
Unknown
Pics are from auction.
More info here.










DIAL MOVEMENT
BACK/CASE
DATE/BRAND/MODEL MOVEMENT JEWELS NOTES
2002
Molnija
Pocket watch
Molnija
3602
18
Serial Number 020715
Tribute to the Russian Guards (гвардия)

In memory of the Great Patriotic War
Date based on catalog listing.
January 28, 2003
Molnija
Pocket watch
Molnija
3602
18
NOS
Serial Number 113351

J. Stalin on dial
Dial reads "For the Homeland! For Stalin!
Movement pic is stock photo
Kasas City
Pocket Watch
most likely a Shenhua
Unknown
Cheapie from Ebay
HMT (Indian)
Pocket Watch
HMT 0231
17
Dial and Back pics from Ebay, Movement pic from internet.
This watch will not be opened for movement inspection/pic.
Movement info is based on research and a best guess.
Lucerne (Swiss)
Pocket Watch
Most likely Baumgartner 866
Most likely 1
Dial and back pics from Ebay, movement pic (best guess of movement based on research) from internet
This watch will not be opened for movement inspection/pic.
Movement info is based on research and a best guess.







DIAL DATE/BRAND/MODEL MOVEMENT NOTES
Rolex
Submariner Replica
Miyota
Purchased when I knew nothing about watches and was going for "flash".
Rolex
GMT Master II Replica
Generic 3 hand
Purchased when I knew nothing about watches and was going for "flash".
Rolex
Daytona Replica
Generic 6 hand
Purchased when I knew nothing about watches and was going for "flash".
Breitling
Replica
Generic 6 hand
Purchased when I knew nothing about watches and was going for "flash".







DIAL MOVEMENT
BACK/CASE
DATE/BRAND/MODEL MOVEMENT NOTES
1969
Caravelle Day-Date
Bulova 11AOACB
"Budget" line for Bulova
Movement pic is stock photo
Casio
MTP-4500
Casio 4755
Chronograph
Slide-rule bezel
Geneva
Most likely generic 10005G
WISH freebie
only paid $2.00 postage
HMT
Pilot
HMT 020
Wrist shot
Movement pic is stock photo
Seagull
1963 reissue
Seagull ST-19
Mechanical chronograph.
Reissue of Chinese Airforce watch
Movement pic is stock photo
Seiko 5
7009-3170
Manufactured Jan 1992
Seiko 7009
Day-Date.
Pic is from auction
Movement pic is stock photo
1960s/70s
Timex
25418
Timex M24
Yard sale find.
Movement pic is stock photo
2019
Winner
Submariner Homage
Black Face/Black Bezel
Standard Tongji
Pic is from store site.
Movement pic is stock photo
2019
Winner
Submariner Homage
Black Face/"Coke" Bezel
Standard Tongji
Pic is from store site.
Movement pic is stock photo
2019
Winner
Submariner Homage
White Face/"Pepsi" Bezel
Standard Tongji
Pic is from store site.
Movement pic is stock photo
2019
Winner
Submariner Homage
"Hulk"
Standard Tongji
Pic is from store site.
Movement pic is stock photo