Molnija 3602 Pocket Watch Juri Gagarin Cosmos Sputnik Vostok Russian

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Russische mechanische Taschenuhr Marke Molnija - 12.04.1961 - "Gagarin`s erster Flug ins All"

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MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch JURI GAGARIN Cosmos Sputnik Vostok Russian pocket watch

Russian mechanical pocket watch brand Molnija - 04/12/1961 - "Gagarin's first flight into space"

  • Nice Gagarin pocket watch
  • Heavy nickel silver case
  • 18 stones
  • black roman numerals & black hands
  • A nice collector's watch!

A rare Russian mechanical pocket watch branded "MOLNIJA" GOST 10733-98

Year of manufacture: 2000

The original MOLNIJA papers with short operating instructions are in German, English, Russian and French.
Standard plastic packaging - original from MOLNIJA is included in the scope of delivery.

3602 Molnija caliber, manual wind, 18 jewels, Breguet spiral balance, balance escapement oscillation 18000, power reserve when fully wound: 38+ hours

Time display: hours / minutes / seconds

Small seconds at position 6

Heavy nickel silver case (not mass-produced from chrome-plated brass), Ø 51mm, height 4.6mm

Dial: white, hands: black Roman numerals & black hands

The Molnija 3602, which was produced for almost fifty years, between 1960 and 2008.
It goes back to the Cortebert 616 produced in Switzerland in the 30s / 40s, the machines of which were probably then sold to Russia.

In the course of time, this work has been modified several times, above all the construction height has increased by over a millimeter, and the decoration became more and more economical, until at the end almost no decorative cuts or other decorations were applied.

Extract from Wikipedia-Die free encyclpaedia:
First cosmonaut
In 1960 Gagarin was selected as a potential cosmonaut. At 3. On March 11th, he joined the group of cosmonaut candidates on the orders of the Supreme Commander of the Air Force Konstantin Andreevich Vershinin. March 1960 to January 1961 appropriate training. Because of his calm temperament, he was selected from the 20 possible candidates to be the first person to leave earth. On 12. In April 1961 he completed his spectacular space flight with the spaceship Vostok 1, circling the earth once in 108 minutes. He landed in the Volga region, near the cities of Saratov and Engels. Today there is a memorial on the landing site, and the anniversary of his space flight is celebrated there every year with a small celebration.
Gagarin was commander of the Soviet cosmonaut group until 1963 and then studied at the military academy for engineers of the air force "Prof. NJ Zhukovsky ". He was to be the substitute pilot for cosmonaut Vladimir Mikhailovich Komarov, who died in 1967 during the flight of Soyuz 1.

Movement Calibre: 3602 Molnija
Movement: Mechanical (Hand-winding)
Face Color: White
Number of Jewels: 18 Jewels
Watch case finish: Polished

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