Manufactured in the Russian Federation (USSR) in 1985 this is a rare men's Molnija, Yuri Garagin Cosmonaut, oversize, all polished stainless steel men's wristwatch.
The case measures a generous 45.3 mm, 1.76" in diameter, excluding cushion crown & lugs and features a pristine parchment dial that contrasts beautifully with black syringe hour and minute hands, large black outlined white numbers, red 24 hour military inner chapter, black outer chapter, and red sub-second dial at 9 o'clock.
The crystal is flawless, and the 18 jewel, cal. 3602 movement has been recently serviced, it sets and winds smoothly, and keeps excellent time.
The back of the case features a see through glass crystal which allows the movement to be seen while running. It is matched with a premium genuine leather, 22 mm, black Toscana strap with stainless buckle.
This very rare timepiece will be a centerpiece of some lucky gentleman's vintage watch collection! Will it be you or someone you know?
Please Note: All of my vintage Soviet watches are serviced and restored by 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: M-3-2
ABOUT THE MOLNIJA BRAND:
The Molnija (Russian word for lightening) clock and watch factory was opened on November 17, 1947. The company's main customer was then the Soviet Union Department of Defense, providing them with wristwatches, pocket watches and table clocks. Unique clocks were also produced specifically for use in Soviet tanks, fighter aircraft, submarines and, eventually, spacecraft.
Molnija's main product is mechanical pocket watches with military, religious and historical motifs. About 80% of the work on most of the watches is done by hand. Some Molnija movements are used in oversized men's wristwatches.
The company ceased production in October 2007. However, new Molnija pocket watches are still available on the market (presumably old stock) and typically sell for between $150 and $250.
Today the factory "Molnija" produces technical watches for aircraft and ships, and is actively developing new markets.
We offer free, first class domestic shipping and ship worldwide Priority Mail to insure safe, swift, and reliable shipping to our international customers for a flat fee of $34.00. (Canada may be slightly less)
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We are Stonehenge Watch Company and have been selling vintage timepieces and new watches on the internet for over 15 years with hundreds of satisfied customers.
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