Soviet vintage mechanical ZVEZDA wrist watch for ladies, 15 jewels
MADE IN USSR!
This is a classic stylish mechanical wristwatch ZVEZDA (“STAR” in russian).
Lovely vintage watch made by Звезда (Pensa Watch Factory), USSR.
The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.
Original soviet ZVEZDA watch has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.
CASE SIZE 37mm x 22mm(with crown)
LUG WIDTH 9mm
FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Watch been through a recent service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.
Comes complete with leather strap.
Modes of payment:
- Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
Fast international shipping: ships from Ukraine tracking number within the same business day!
About the watch factory
In early 1930s there were already two functioning watch factories. In 1935 decision was made to build another factory to produce women’s watches.
After long negotiations french equipment LIP was purchased and the construction of factory begins in Penza(on Penza bicycle factory). In 1938 the first watches were produced.
The factory produced mainly womens watches of small caliber movements. However, some men’s watches were also produced.
The first watches bore no name on the dial, followed by those marked ZIF, then those with the 3GChZ factory logo, and finally those branded Zvezda (Звезда, meaning “star”). Zvezda watches were produced for both men and women from 1940 until the 1960s. These watches were also some of the first to be exported abroad.