Soviet POBEDA “34-K” in uncommon hermetic case – the actual first watch in space!

$239.95

Original Soviet mechanical vintage Pobeda watch with manual winding

RARE 34-K Pobeda in hermetic case – the very first watch in space!

MADE IN USSR!

This watch ships from Ukraine with tracking number usually within the same business day

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Description

POBEDA mechanical wrist watch – 15 jewels
MADE IN USSR!

 

Legendary Soviet brand trademark POBEDA.

Based on a French design, the Pobeda’s simple, 15-jewel movement was cost-effective, reliable, and easy to manufacture and maintain. Full-scale production commenced at the First Moscow Watch Factory. Joseph Stalin chose the name Pobeda (Victory) to celebrate the end of the war.

 

Made in 1950s on 1st Moskow watch factory.

 

The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.

 

This particular watch is manufactured in 4th quarter of 1953

 

Original soviet watch has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.

Collector’s alert – rare watch!

According to multiple sources this was the actual first watch in space – the very first watch in space!

Strapped to the leg of Chernushka dog by Soviet aerospace medical researcher Dr. Abraham Genin, it made it to space and back on Sputnik-4 spacecraft on March 9th, 1961!

Check this article from watchyouseek for more info.

 

Needless to say that such items so far show appreciation in value over time.

Get it while you can!

YEARS 1950s

CASE SIZE 39.5×33.5mm

THICKNESS 10.5mm

LUG WIDTH 16mm

TYPE  Mechanical

FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds

DUST & MOISTURE PROOF “hermetic” case with rubberized winding crown

 

Mechanical lever movement

Manual winding

 

 

 

Watch been fully serviced by a professional watchmaker and keeps good time.

 

Comes complete with 16mm old-fashion leather strap

This watch ships from Ukraine with tracking number usually within the same business day!

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About the watch factory

soviet flag over Berlin Reichstag

POBEDA Brand History

The brand name Pobeda was chosen by Stalin himself in April 1945, he gave the order that the first watches be ready for the 1st year of Victory celebration.

The first prototype came out of the Penza factory by the end of 1945, and the first model for the public came out of the Kirov Watch Factory in March 1946.

 

Note:
In the Soviet Union, a product brand was not necessarily exclusive to a particular manufacturing site (this changed though in the 60’s when each factory got its own brands), and during its lifetime, production of Pobeda watches was shifted between the following plants:
• Penza Watch Factory (Пензенский Часовой Завод): for a few years from 1945
• First Moscow Watch Factory (Первый Московский Часовой Завод): 1946 to 1953
• Petrodvorets Watch Factory (Петродворцовый Часовой Завод): 1946 to nowadays
• Chistopol Watch Factory (Чистопольский часовой завод): 1949 to the c.1950
• Second Moscow Watch Factory (Второй московский часовой завод): 1953 to 1964
• Maslennikov Factory (Завод имени Масленникова): c.1951 to 2004

pobeda vintage soviet watch

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