AGAT soviet mechanical timer stop watch


Original soviet mechanical stop watch with manual movement


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The stopwatch features a mechanical, single-hand, hand control single-acting and interrupted movement.
Measuring time intervals in minutes, seconds and fractions of a second, stop hand jumps in 0.2 second increments

The stopwatch is designed for measuring time intervals in minutes, seconds and fractions of a second.
The stopwatch is used at sports competitions, researches and timekeeping.
The stopwatch has a 60-second dial with 0.2s division value and 30-minute recorder of 1 min division value.
Special single-acting lever device facilitates the stopwatch hand control.
The stopwatch is started, stopped and its hands are reset to zero by successive pushing the winder.
The stopwatch runs after a complete winding of the mainspring is at least 18h.


Diameter of timer: 50 mm
Height of the timer: 60 mm (with crown)
Thickness: 16 mm
Movement movement on 15 jewels.

The item is in excellent condition.

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About watch factory

Zlatoust Watch Factory (ЗЧЗ)

As a result of the escalating military situation, on October 22, 1941, work was stopped at the First State Watch Factory. A mandate ordered the evacuation of the factory to Zlatoust, a city east of the Ural mountains some 1600 kilometers from Moscow. This was not unusual; as a result of advancing German troops, some 1500 factories were relocated, in over 1800 trains, to safety behind the Urals.

On November 26th, the People’s Commissariat of General Engineering (the organization overseeing all watch production) was transformed into the People’s Commissariat for Mortar Weapons. A new focus was clear. By November 28, 1941, the complete evacuation of the First State Watch Factory was underway. In total, some 1260 pieces of equipment were moved, including machinery, materials, assets, and inventory. Together with the equipment, 296 watchmakers and technicians were evacuated to Zlatoust. 

The Zlatoust Watch Factory first opened on December 25, 1941, with the manufacture of ammunition for the war effort. Despite a new operating environment, harsh production conditions, and inexperienced personnel, the factory was quite productive, manufacturing more than 14 million ammunition timers and over 300,000 timepieces. During the war, 92% of Soviet tanks and 98% of Soviet aircraft were fitted with clocks running on pocket-watch movements made at the Zlatoust Watch Factory. Every third aircraft had an aviation chronometer (АЧХО) made at Zlatoust. Unlike those produced at the First State Watch Factory, early Zlatoust-made watch movements lacked any movement decorations or stamps aside from a serial number. Evidently, at the height of the war, cosmetic considerations were not a priority. Like other factories, during the war years, Zlatoust was referred to by its government-assigned number: Factory 834.

After the war, the Zlatoust Watch Factory continued producing products for civilian and military use. These included pocket watches (including special varieties for the blind), wristwatches (including a unique oversized design intended for Soviet hardhat divers, the 191-ЧС ВМФ), car clocks, timer switches, and opisometers. Around 1962, Zlatoust began focusing heavily on stopwatch production. Domestically, these were marketed under the brand Agat, but such stopwatches were also widely exported abroad to at least 12 countries. Around this time, the factory also changed its name to the Agat Watch Factory.

Over the next five decades, the Agat Watch Factory continued to be an industrial powerhouse, producing timers, switches, clocks, electronic stopwatches, and of course watches. 

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