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Watches of the USSR
Watches produced in the former USSR between the 1930s and the early 1990s have steadily grown in popularity for watch collectors.
Several watch brands produced in the Soviet Union such as Vostok and Raketa are still going strong today and these watches are sought after timepieces. Many watches produced by the Soviet brands have a particular military pedigree and many examples now display a true “retro” look to their design with high quality multi-jewelled movements. Soviet watch production was prolific and many wonderful designs and innovations were produced. It is this that appeals to most collectors as well as the fact that these watches were of their era, the Cold War era, the time of Stalin, Brezhnev and Gorbachev.
To learn more about the different watch factories in the Soviet Union and to see examples from the different Soviet brands, use the menu to the right. There are also links to other interesting Russian watch sites including the websites of the manufacturers of some of these watches and other personal collections.