Soviet mechanical Almaz watch – 18 jewels
Manufactured on Chistopolsky Watch Factory “VOSTOK”, USSR.
The Almaz brand (Алмаз, meaning “diamond”) featured a striking crab-case design and the highly-accurate caliber 2809B. This caliber was based on the chronometer-grade Vostok 2809, but did not meet such strict timekeeping specifications and did not have a precision balance regulator.
The Almaz brand was retired 1964, when the vast majority of Chistopol Watch Factory brands were consolidated under a single trademark: Vostok. Similarly-designed watches continued to be produced in the 1960s, but only under the Vostok name.
Made in the fourth quarter of 1960.
The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.
Original soviet “Almaz” has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.
CASE SIZE 37x42mm(with crown)
LUG WIDTH 16mm
FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Watch went through a complete service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.
Comes complete with old fashion black leather strap.
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About the watch factory
Watch Factory “VOSTOK” – began as the “2nd State Watch Factory” was evacuated during World War 2 to Chistopol in 1941.
In 1943 began producing Kirovskie watch – first soviet man’s wrist watch earlier made on 1st Moscow Watch Factory. From 1949 famous “Podeba” watches were made here.
From 1962 “Commander’s” watch Vostok were made on the factory.
Since 1969 factory was official supplier of Ministry of Defence, all watches produced were branded as “Vostok”
Other brands produced: Albatros, Amphibia, Buran, Chaika, General’s, Kama, Kolos, Comandirskie, Mir, Pobeda, Saturn, Sekonda, Sputnik, Svet, Uran, Vostok