This rugged, rare, Russian, USSR, Probeda (Victory) men's vintage military wristwatch would be an excellent and unique addition to your vintage watch collection!!
Manufactured in the 1960's, at the "ZIM" watch factory, the polished stainless steel case measures 1 1/4" across, excluding crown and lugs and surrounds a crisp white dial with bold black hands and numbers, a subsecond dial at 6 o'clock and black outer chapter.
The 15 jewel, manual wind movement has been recently professionally oiled, serviced, and adjusted, sets and winds smoothly, is running strong, and keeping good time.
The domed crystal is clear and bright, it has a steel, snap down back, and is matched with, what may be it's original, stainless steel link bracelet.
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
Pobeda is the brand name of famous soviet wristwatches.
Pobeda watches were especially designed by soviet watchmakers for the anniversary of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) in 1946.
The brand, style and mechanism were supervised by Stalin himself.
In the USSR Pobeda watches were famous all over the country and were traditionally given as a government award for the best labors and veterans.
Well-known in other socialist countries as well, Pobeda watches are no longer being manufactured.
STOCK CODE: P-4
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