Vintage Sekonda soviet mechanical watch – 29 jewels, AU20, shockproof
MADE IN USSR!
By 1964, all major watch factories in the USSR had been reorganized and rebranded with an Anglicized name that better lent itself to international markets (prior brands were almost always written in Cyrillic).
Beautiful classic luxury soviet export dress watch Sekonda De Luxe Automatic manufactured on 1st Moscow Watch Factory “POLJOT” in the 1960s.
Sekonda de Luxe – the slimmest watch that the Soviet watch industry produced in larger quantities, it is one of the most known and desirable soviet watch ever made. Round ultra slim watch case, unique silver shiny curved dial with simple hour marks and precision slim automatic 29 jewels movement, makes this watch gorgeous luxury dress watch.
Watch case is gold plated 20 micron (stainless steel back)
The trade mark ‘SEKONDA’ is on the dial.
The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.
Original soviet “SEKONDA” has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.
CASE SIZE 37x42mm(with crown)
LUG WIDTH 18mm
FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Mechanical lever movement with automatic self winding.
Watch been through a recent service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.
Comes with NAGATA strap for free.
Modes of payment:
- Credit Cards(Choose Paypal)
- BDO bank deposits (for Philippines customers only)
Fast international shipping: this watch ships out from Ukraine (with tracking number) within 2 business days!
About the watch factory
In the early 1960s, the Soviet export market was experiencing unprecedented growth. International demand for timepieces was so strong that, by 1964, all major watch factories in the USSR had been reorganized and rebranded with an Anglicized name that better lent itself to international markets (prior brands were almost always written in Cyrillic).
In 1966, a further step was taken toward the internationalization of Soviet watches. In this year, the Scientific Research Institute of the Soviet Watchmaking Industry, NIIChasProm, partnered with a British company, Sekonda, for the creation of a new line of Soviet watches. These watches were to be sourced from the USSR and distributed in the UK under the brand name “Sekonda”. NIIChasProm was the organizational body that coordinated the supply of Sekonda products from the various different Soviet watch factories, among them: Chelyabinsk Watch Factory, Chistopol Watch Factory, First Moscow Watch Factory, Integral Electronics, Maslennikov Factory, Minsk Watch Factory, Penza Watch Factory, Petrodvorets Watch Factory, Second Moscow Watch Factory, Uglich Watch Factory.
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