Russian Wristwatch, Russian Pocketwatch
There are two watches on this page... a wristwatch and a
pocket watch. I purchased these watches in 1991 while I was visiting
My local watch repairman tells me that the wristwatch has a jeweled movement, is self winding, and is well built. I have not had the pocket watch examined.
If you can tell me something about either of these watches, including value and market interest, I would be most appreciative.
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I happened upon your page and can tell you something about your pocket watch.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>It was made at the Molniya (Molnija) watch factory and is of Russian origin.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>The emblem on the front is indeed commemorative - it is a miniature reproduction of the Order of Victory, awarded to heroes of The Great Patriotic War (WW2).
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Molnija timepieces are very sturdily made and (at least in the past-I've not seen a modern one) to very exacting standards.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>This IS a modern watch - available, among other places, at www.sovietski.com or at www.russianartmall.com, for between US$20 - $40.
Probably not everything you were hoping for, but I hope it is helpful. I expect it is a quality timepiece - I cannot believe that Molnija has let their quality slip over the years (they started making pocket watches just after the war).