Stolichnie watch from 1960s – 17 jewels
Beautiful vintage watch manufactured on 1st Moscow Watch Factory
The Stolichnie brand (Столичные, meaning “capitol”) was manufactured in the late-1950s and early-1960s, using an advanced caliber 2409 movement with central second hand and shock protection. This movement was a modified version of the caliber 2408 (introduced with the Kirovskie), to which shock-protection was added. The evolution of the movement was as follows:
The Stolichnie brand was retired in 1964, when all individual First Moscow Watch Factory brands were consolidated under a single trademark: Poljot. Watches in the same style continued to be produced well into the 1960s, but only under the Poljot name.
The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.
Original soviet “Stolichnie” has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.
CASE SIZE 40×32.5mm
LUG WIDTH 16mm
FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Mechanical lever movement
Watch has been fully serviced by a professional watchmaker and keeps good time.
Comes complete with Nagata leather strap.
Modes of payment:
- Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
- BDO bank deposits (for Philippines customers only)
Fast international shipping: ships from Ukraine with tracking number usually within the same business day!
About the watch factory
1st Moscow Watch Factory – named “1.MWF “Kirov”” from 1935 till 1964(renamed to POLJOT afterwards) – the biggest and oldest of soviet watch factories.
Russian watches have a rich and interesting history dating back over 80 years with the creation of the First Moscow Watch Factory, which today manufactures Poljot watches.
A highlight of Russia’s watch history came in 1961 when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin took the first ever flight into space with a watch from the First Moscow Watch Factory.
POLJOT Brand History
Watches branded ‘Kirovskie’ were among the first wristwatches produced at the famous 1st Moscow Watch Factory Kirov.
The early watches have the old factory mark around the 6: “1МЧЗ им Кирова”.
The 1MWF also manufactured early Pobeda watches, Sturmanskie (the first watch in space), Rodina, Sputnik, the first Komandirskies, and finally Poljot watches, for which they’re probably best known.
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