This rare, Russian, USSR, Slava (Glory) men's vintage wristwatch would be an excellent and unique addition to your vintage watch collection!!
Manufactured in the 1967's, the all stainless case measures 1 1/2" across, excluding crown and lugs and surrounds a black dial that contrasts beautifully with white hour and minute hands, gold center sweep, blue numbers and outer chapter, and date window at 3 o'clock.
The manual wind 21 jewel Soviet, cal 330, movement has been recently professionally oiled, serviced, and adjusted, sets and winds smoothly, is running strong, and keeping good time.
It has a screw down back and has been matched with a supple new stitched 18mm black man made leather strap and stainless buckle.
About the Brand
Slava (Russian: Cлава, meaning "Glory") watches were classic "civil" Russian watches commonly referred to as "Slava Lava!". The Slava factory (known originally as the Second Moscow Watch Factory) was the second non-military watchmaker established in the Soviet Union, in 1924. The watches of this brand have always been intended for civilian consumption, without military or aerospace pretensions.
Slava's own mechanical movements feature two mainspring barrels coupled together with an idler gear. There are many versions of the movement including manual-wind 2414 and 2428 (double date) and self-winding 2416 and 2427 (double date). The movements are quite sensitive to shocks due to the thin balance staff. Other frequent problems include premature wear of the rotor bearing and the clutch driving the hands (not a typical cannon pinion). Also date indicator malfunctions are common. The movements are thus considered unreliable, especially compared to other Russian calibres. Earlier the 2nd Moscow Factory produced movements derived from an old prewar French movement, the Lip "T-15" (also some Poljot movements were derived from this French brand), and produced under license (brands Pobeda and Start). In addition to that, for relatively brief periods, Slava also produced its own electronic movements using tuning fork and quartz systems. Some Slava watches were produced under Sekonda brand names.
· 1964 year - at the Leipzig international fair, Slava's tuning-fork wristwatch received a gold medal
· 1974 year - Slava watches received a gold medal at the Brno fair
· 1975 year - gold medal at the Leipzig international fair
Slava watches utilize their own Russian-made movements today, and for some models, bought-in movements from Miyota are used.
As of January, 2006, the Slava factory and its property were to be sold for retail development. As of 2010 the building of the factory has been brought down to make space for new real estate projects. The brand has been taken over by the municipality of Moscow in a debt swap.
Exclusive rights for production of Slava watches together with movements and parts from 2006 years being leased to the Slava Trade House company. he manufacturing facility of Slava TH is located at Uglich in a separate workshop of the ex-Chaika factory.
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