Examples 5


Further examples of watches made in the USSR. Be sure to take a look at Examples 1-4.


11 responses

9 08 2011
Charlie

Hi, I’m looking for some advice, I’ve recently ‘inherited’ a sekonda quartz lcd six elektronika which somehow has a broken lcd screen and was wondering what is the chance of getting a replacement screen or full new internals, thanks!.

9 08 2011
sekondtime

Hello Charlie,

Unfortunately, the chances are very slim. The Sekonda LCD Quartz Six Elektronika was one of the early Elektronika factory made quartz watches. Since they were at the forefront of the new quartz watches made in the 1970s, they were quite fragile. It is quite rare to find one in working condition. I have one in my collection but although it works the control buttons have ceased to function.

However, someone who may be able to help you find one is Segei Frolov, email: sfrolov@gmail.com. His website is: http://www.leningrad.su/museum/main.php. You are probably only likely to obtain one from Russia or the Ukraine/Belorussia.

Let me know how you get on.

Sekondtime

30 11 2011
Israel

Does anyone know how much the following watch would cost – Sekonda branded Raketa Watch Factory Pocket Watch – embossed Factory. It’s the watch in Example 5, Row 7, Middle picture (shows the back of the watch).
Thanks

30 11 2011
sekondtime

It is difficult to say exactly how much such a watch is worth. Condition plays a big part in how much a watch is worth. As a rough guide, search Ebay for completed listings to see how much Sekonda or Raketa pocket watches have sold for but pay attention to the seller’s description in relation to the price.

9 12 2011
Candace White

I was wondering what date the middle watch on the 6th row (I think) is? It is the gold pendant watch. Also do you think it is gold plated? I bought a very similar one today in Dublin!

9 12 2011
sekondtime

Hello Candace,

This pendant watch was made at the 2nd Moscow Watch Factory in the mid to late 1970s. Although not marked (Soviet watches are usually marked with the plating thickness) it is gold plated. It is probably Au10 microns. These pendant watches were made with a variety of dials and contain a 17 jewel 1600 caliber movement. In Russia and other Eastern Bloc countries these watches would carry the Russian brand name of Slava (meaning Glory). In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the watches were sold under the Sekonda brand name.

I hope you enjoy wearing your new watch.

Sekondtime

18 08 2013
Jody

Hi I have a sekonda ladies quartz watch and upon opening it up to change the battery discovered out had a reference number of 6553g. It is not however the watch pictured. I was wondering if there is a reason it would have the same reference number but look so different? It is a rectangular faced ladies watch with a gold bracelet strap and roman numerals. Many thanks

18 08 2013
sekondtime

Hello,

The reference number applies to the movement and not the watch case or dial design. The same movement would have been used in many different designs of watch case a dials over the years.

Sekondtime

19 08 2013
Jody

Hi, thank you for replying. I hadn’t realised that would be the case so at least I know a bit more now. Thanks again.

25 01 2014
Simina

Hi! Does the Luch 1800 worth something? Thank you.

26 01 2014
sekondtime

Hello Simina,

Womens Luch 1800 watches are quite common and therefore not of high value. You can check for completed listings on Ebay for selling prices. This gives a good idea of how much such a watch will achieve.

Sekondtime

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