- MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch from Russia
- Motive: Russian Navy
- 15 ruby ??stones, manual wind, anchor escapement
- Dial: white, hands: blue, numerals / indices: black & Arabic, Molnija logo in Cyrillic and the inscription "Made in Russia" in Cyrillic
- Housing made of nickel silver
On the jump cover we see the Russian double-headed eagle sitting on an anchor decorated with a compass rose, the flag of the Russian Navy (blue St. Andrew's cross on a white background) spread out in front of him.
The Russian Navy - transcription Wojenno-Morskoi Flot (WMF) - literally: Military naval fleet is the naval force of the Russian army.
The Russian Navy is divided into: Northern Fleet, Pacific Fleet, Black Sea Fleet, Baltic or Baltic Fleet, Caspian Flotilla, Naval Aviation, Marine Infantry, Coastal Artillery
The back cover is decorated with an embossed anchor symbol.
A rare Russian mechanical pocket watch branded "MOLNIJA" GOST 10733-98
A real collector's item made from old stock items (NOS, New Old Stock). Mechanical quality movement as it is no longer produced in this price range these days.
Year of manufacture: 2008
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, 15 jewels, Breguet spiral balance, balance escapement oscillation 18000, power reserve when fully wound: 38+ hours
Time display: hours / minutes / seconds
INDICATORS | SHOW:
Small seconds at position 9
Heavy nickel silver case (not mass-produced from chrome-plated brass), Ø 51mm, height 4.6mm
Dial: white, hands: blue, numerals / indices: black & Arabic, Molnija logo in Cyrillic and the inscription "Made in Russia" in Cyrillic
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.