Examples


Watches of the USSR

Over 95% of the watches in the following pages were manufactured in the Soviet Union at one of the major watch making factories some of which are still operating.

More examples on Examples pages 2 & 3

29 responses

6 03 2011
Mira M

I have a Faria Brand watch, 16 jewels, made in USSR. I would like to know when it was made.

7 03 2011
sekondtime

Hi Mira M,

Photos of the watch would be needed to provide any information.

Regards
Sekondtime

5 05 2011
Mariya

I have a Faria Brand watch, 21 jewels, made in USSR. I would like to know when it was made.

5 05 2011
sekondtime

Hello Mariya,

I think your watch is probably a Zarya (Заря). I would need to see a photo to tell you more about it. You can send a photo to sekondtime@gmail.com.

Regards,

Sekondtime

5 05 2011
Liudas

Hi,

I hawe some question i hawe poljot with 23 jewels and i didint found same fotos in this website, clock is all golden, how mutch can cost clock like this? P.S. I found it in deep in forest, still working.

5 05 2011
sekondtime

Hi Liudas,

Thank you for your message. I would need to see a photograph of the watch to tell you more about it. Generally, Poljot are some of the most desirable Russian watches. But how much its worth depends on condition, where you sell it and how unusual it is.

Send me a photo at sekondtime@gmail.com

Regards

Sekondtime

20 03 2012
Dietmar

Hallo, ich habe eine goldfarbene Uhr von Poljot. Auf dem Zifferblatt steht nur der name und darunter 30 Jewels.
Die Stunden sind nur als balken sichtbar, keine Zifferangabe. Datumsanzeige auf der rechten Seite des Zifferblattes.
Leider finde ich nicht viel zu der Uhr. Sie müsste schon älter sein. Erbstück von meinem Opa.
Könnt ihr helfen?
Gruß Dietmar

21 03 2012
sekondtime

Hallo Dietmar,
Können Sie mir ein Foto von Ihrem Poljot Armbanduhr per E-Mail? Sekondtime@gmail.com. Mit einem Foto, werde ich in der Lage sein, um Ihnen mehr Informationen.

Bitte verzeihen Sie meine armen Deutschen.

Sekondtime

4 06 2011
stuart king

hi,i was left a sekonda 17 jewel ussr watch,it looks the same as the sekonda 17 jewel poljot cream dial with date on your site. it works,its in good condition,any idea what it could be worth?

5 06 2011
sekondtime

Hi,
Thanks for your enquiry. I have sent you an email with advice.
Sekondtime

5 06 2011
stuart king

hi,thanks for responding but i cant open the e mail

6 06 2011
sekondtime

The email has been resent. It should reach you now.

5 06 2011
stuart king

its 17 jewel

23 06 2011
dionis

hi man :D wow.. I came across your posts trying to find some more infos about my Pobeda watch. I have one, just like the one you have in the first row, second picture. The Pobeda with the blue dial. I have to ask you… can you give me some more infos about the watch? Like where it was made, and the fabrication year ? I don’t trust the “specialists”in my city with any other watch since they’ve ruined my beautiful 1970 Orion watch with 17 jewls.

Thanks and… keep on showing those goodies :D

24 06 2011
sekondtime

Hi Dionis,

Thanks. Pleased you like my site. This Pobeda watch was made in the later stages of the USSR, around the late 1980s or even as late as 1992. I have seen some examples with ‘Made in Russia’ on the dial. The watch was made at the Maslennikov Watch Factory, Samara. Take a look at my Factories page and scroll down. The factory has now been closed and production ceased. Like many of the Soviet watch producers, competing in the capitalist world proved difficult. Pobeda watches have simpler movements compared with Poljot of Vostok and they were not particularly highly valued in Russia. But, I really liked the indigo colour of the dial and so I had to have one for my collection!

Hope yours serves you well.

Regards
Sekondtime

24 06 2011
dionis

thanks a lot :D
I have to take it to some repair shop cause it’s slower with like 2 minutes every hour .. but it’s soooo good loking in rest :P

Oh, and the other watch I mentioned it was an Romanian OREX 1970 , my mistake.

I didn’t know there were so many people out there passionate about russian watches, mechanical ones :D

22 08 2011
Sarah Louise Markham

Hiya, My dad on his 60th bday (This month) gave me a “Wostok 18 Jewel Pearl Dial Dress Watch” (you have the same one on your site) it belonged to his dad who passed it to him before he passed away. Im so proud to now own this watch has it was my grandfathers & dad but I know nothing about this watch.
Would you have any info on this watch & also would you advise that I got it insured?

Thank you ever so much
Luv Sarah xxx

22 08 2011
sekondtime

Hello Sarah,

Thank you for your enquiry. This watch was produced from the mid 1960’s. It was made by the Chistopol Watch Factory in Russia. It has a 2209 Caliber movement which is a common movement for Vostok watches of this type. The gold plating is 20 microns. Dress watches were quite popular at this time both in the East and the West. Although the watch is quite collectable, the value is not particularly high as many examples are still available due to the numbers produced. The sentimental value is of more importance for you. It will probably increase slightly in value as the years go by. Look after it, it’s a piece of history!

6 12 2011
pete

hi,i have a sekonda 17 jewel ussr watch,it looks the same as the sekonda 17 jewel poljot cream dial with date on your site. it works,its in good condition
the strap watch,hands etc are gold,any idea if worth anything.

6 12 2011
sekondtime

Hello,

Condition will dictate what buyers will pay but you should be able to sell one like this quite easily on Ebay. Make sure you take good quality photos as close as possible and take a photo of the movement. This is important for collectors of Russian watches.

Good luck!

8 12 2011
pete

Thanks for advice,prob wont sell but will check ebay for similar.

cheers pete

19 02 2012
ROMAN

Привет меня зовут роман. у меня есть часы “Wostok 18 Jewels made in USSR”  с боку имеют гравировку “AU5″
часы достались мне от деда. я хотел узнать год выпуска. золотые они или нет? и их стоимость на данный момент?

19 02 2012
sekondtime

Здравствуйте Роман,

Спасибо за ваше сообщение. Ваши часы были сделаны в начале 1970-х годов. Прилагается в картинку из каталога 1972 года показывает часы – номер 6. Каталог – каталог товары народного потребления – часы том 1, Mосква 1972 года. Часы 2209 калибр.

Ваши часы золото с гальваническим покрытием 5 микрон (Au5). Tаким образом Au10 = 10 микрон и т.д.

Наслаждайтесь носить часы!

Привет из Соединенного Королевства.

Sekondtim

29 01 2013
jennifer watson

I have a ZARIA 17 Jewel made in USSR Au5 ladies mechanical watch. written on back is 12866695, i woundered if anyone knows anything about it?

30 01 2013
sekondtime

Jennifer,

I have sent you an email with some more details about your watch.

Thanks,

Sekondtime

28 03 2013
paul

hi my grandad just gave me a Sekonda 19 Jewel Raketa 2609 HA White Dial Roman Numerals can you tell me more about it please?

28 03 2013
sekondtime

Hello Paul,

This watch was made at the Petrodvorets Watch Factory, Saint Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) during the late 1970s or 1980s. This factory produced watches under the name of Raketa (Rocket). You can read more about the factory on this page of my website – http://sekondtime.wordpress.com/factories/ Sekonda sourced watches from Soviet watch makers and sold them under the name of Sekonda very successfully in the UK.

The watch is described by the factory as Model 2609.HA/611242 Chrome-plated round case with removable rim. White enamelled face. Black figures, dial and inscriptions. Black Hands. Its original price in the UK at that time would have been between £10 to £15.

You can see inside the movement here

I hope you have found this information useful.

Sekondtime

12 02 2014
stacey

Hi I have a sekonda 17 jewels watch for a lady can you tell me anything about it and if there is any worth. Thank you

13 02 2014
sekondtime

I would need to see a close up photo of the watch to tell you about it.

As for values, the best place to find current values of watches is Ebay. Search for completed listings and you can see what prices watches sold for. Do not be guided by the buy it now prices as these are mostly over inflated.

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