TIME CAPSULE: Vintage soviet Cardinal-Raketa watch, NEW old stock(NOS)!

$189.95

Original mechanical vintage RAKETA watch with manual winding

MADE IN USSR!

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

1 in stock

Add NATO Commander genuine leather strap with 10% discount:

 

Description

Vintage soviet Cardinal mechanical watch

MADE IN USSR!

 

Manufactured on Petrodvortsovsky watch factory, USSR

 

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

 

The Cardinal watch brand has its roots in the Wein family (formally Weinzieher). The Wein family originally emigrated to the US from Ukraine and would go on to form important branches of the North American watch industry. The foundations were established in 1904 with the incorporation of Weinstrum Watches, later to be known known as Wein Brothers. Eventually, the larger family enterprise dissolved into various individual undertakings.

Cardinal watches were produced from the 1960s through the 1990s by numerous Soviet factories, including Raketa, Poljot, Slava, ZIM and Molnija.

Cardinal was a Toronto-based watch company founded in 1923.

 

Original soviet “Cardinal” has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.


MANUFACTURE DATE:  23 March 1989

CASE SIZE 40×35.5mm (with crown)

THICKNESS 10.5mm

TYPE  Mechanical

LUG WIDTH 18mm

MOVEMENT 2609 HA

FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds

 

Watch been through a recent service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.

 

Comes with box, passport and leather strap for free!

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Once is a while a NOS gem is unearthed – original vintage watch, in unused condition, complete with it’s box and papers.

Items like these are rare, they take us back in time, like a TIME CAPSULE!

Such items so far show appreciation in value over time.

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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