|Date/Report Number ..061111.LC-U4Y2 Item: 1968-1970-AWESOME-SEKONDA-24-HR-MILITARY-DIAL-WATCH|
|Description of item: VINTAGE
1968-1970-AWESOME-SEKONDA-24-HR-MILITARY-DIAL-WATCH WITH ARROW SECONDS, 24 HR MILITARY
TIME MARKERS, SILVER HANDS WITH LUME CENTERS AND DEEP BLUE-GREEN TRIANGULAR MARKER SECONDS
CHAPTER RING. ALL ORIGINAL CASE, DIAL, HANDS, CROWN, WITH 1st Moscow Watch Factory
18 jewels [for western market] Kirowa-Poljot 1968-1980 47705 WITH signature: shock
device Features manual wind sweep second date Data 18 jewels f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h
CONDITION IS EXCELLENT.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $465.00
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The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is the oldest factory in Russia. Founded by Peter the Great in 1721 as the Peterhof Lapidary Works, to make hardstone carvings.
First State Watch Factory
Founded in 1930 under orders from Stalin, the First State Watch
Factory was the first Serious Soviet watch and mechanical movement manufacturer.
The Soviet government bought the defunct Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York in 1929, and the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio. It moved twenty-eight freight cars full of machinery and parts from the USA to Moscow in order to establish the factory.
Twenty-one former Dueber-Hampden watchmakers, engravers and various other technicians helped to train the Russian workers in the art of watchmaking as part of the Soviet's First Five-Year Plan.
The movements of very-early products were stamped "Dueber-Hampden, Canton, Ohio, USA".
In 1935 the factory was named after the murdered Soviet official Sergei Kirov.
As the Germans closed in on Moscow in 1941, the factory was hurriedly evacuated to Zlatoust.
By 1943 the Germans were in retreat, and the factory moved back to Moscow, adopting the "First Moscow Watch Factory" name.
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Yuri Gagarin flew the first human flight to the outer space, the 21st April 1961 wearing a Ploljot.
The birth of the Poljot (Flight) trademark was recorded in 1964 not long after the flight and it has since became well known as the first watch that traveled to the outer space, not only in the USSR, but throughout the world.
In 1965, Alexei Leonov was the first cosmonaut to perform an
Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) was wearing a Poljot Strela ( Arrow), a russian
chronograph first built in 1959 for the exclusive use of the soviet air force.
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