This rare, Russian, USSR, Pobeda (Victory) men's vintage military wristwatch would be an excellent and unique addition to your vintage watch collection!!
Manufactured in 1957, at the height of the cold war, at the Petrodvorets watch factory, the gold plated stainless steel case measures 29.3 mm across, excluding crown and lugs, and surrounds an evenly-aged, parchment dial with black hour and minute hands, raised gold numbers, black outer chapter, and subsecond dial at the 6 o'clock position. Please Note: Men's watches of this era were much smaller than today and determine if you will wear a watch of this size.
The cal. 423, 17 jewel, manual wind Soviet movement, serial number 39689, sets and winds smoothly, is running strong, and keeping good time.
It has a snap-down back and has been fitted with a new 16 mm, black genuine leather strap with gold buckle.
Please Note: All of my vintage Soviet watches are serviced and restored by talented professionals in The Ukraine. Their shops are now shuttered during the conflict there. We hope that peace is restored soon and that we can, once again, offer their products to you.
STOCK CODE: P-21
About the Brand:
History of the Watch Movement "Pobeda"
Based on a French design, the Pobeda's simple, 15-jewel movement was cost-effective, reliable, and easy to manufacture and maintain. Prior to World War II, during a period of rapid industrialization of the Soviet Union, the Soviet government sought international funding and expertise in developing a domestic industry for timepieces. Eventually the French watch manufacturer LIP was chosen; they established a new watch factory in Penza and licensed several movement designs to the new establishment. One design dating from 1908, the R-26 movement, was further developed and renamed the K-26, with significant alterations to the original design. World War II temporarily disrupted these plans, but after the Allied victory, this watch design was quickly finished at Penza, and full-scale production commenced at the First Moscow Watch Factory. Joseph Stalin chose the name Pobeda (Victory) to celebrate the end of the war.
Factories Having Produced under the brand "Pobeda"
Pobeda watches before and after the fall of Soviet Union
During Soviet times
In the Soviet Union, a product brand was not necessarily exclusive to a particular manufacturing site (this changed though in the 60's when each factory got its own brands), and during its lifetime, production of Pobeda watches was shifted between the following plants:
· Penza Watch Factory (Пензенский Часовой Завод): for a few years from 1945
· First Moscow Watch Factory (Первый Московский Часовой Завод): 1946 to 1953
· Petrodvorets Watch Factory (Петродворцовый Часовой Завод): 1946 to nowadays
· Chistopol Watch Factory (Чистопольский часовой завод): 1949 to the c.1950
· Second Moscow Watch Factory (Второй московский часовой завод): 1953 to 1964
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