Rare soviet mechanical Wolna (Волна, “Wave”) – precision soviet gold-plated watch!
MADE IN USSR
Manufactured in 1950s & 60’s by Vostok Factory in Chistopol.
Soviet copy of ZENITH CHRONOMETER Cal. 135 which was launched by LeLocle, Switzerland in 1948.
The mechanical 22 ruby jewels precision movement USSR wristwatches “VOLNA”. It is undoubtedly the best Soviet wristwatches ever made. The Soviet movement retained all of the key features and characteristics of the Zenith cal. 135. Nevertheless the Soviet watchmakers sought to improve the Swiss design, by adding 3 additional jewels, to arrive at the current 22-jewel movement. The 22-jewel movement used exclusively for the “Vostok Precision” line & the “Volna” (Wave) series of watches. To date, these were the ONLY chronometer-capable mechanical watch movements ever manufactured in the Soviet Union and is highly valued nowadays by the watch collectors and watch enthusiasts.
The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.
Original soviet “Volna” has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.
This particular watch is manufactured in 1st quarter of 1961
DATE OF MANUFACTURE 25 Feb 1961
CASE SIZE 42x37mm(with crown)
LUG WIDTH 17mm
FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Watch went through a complete service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.
Comes complete with passport and natural leather NATO COMMANDER handmade strap!
Modes of payment:
- Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
Fast international shipping: ships from Ukraine with tracking number usually within the same business day!
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