- MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch from Russia
- Tatarstan motif
- 18 ruby ??stones, manual wind, anchor escapement
- Housing made of nickel silver
- A wonderful collector's item!
The Tatar emblem is depicted on the upper lid.
The back cover shows an embossed floral pattern. The dial is designed with blackened hands and Roman numerals on a green background.
Tatarstan (officially the Republic of Tatarstan; German also Tatarstan) is an autonomous republic in the eastern part of European Russia. Tatarstan is the most populous of the autonomous republics of Russia and is considered to be particularly independent. The name Tatarstan came only in the 19th and 20th centuries. Century on. The older term Tatarei referred to a much larger area. The Tatars are a Turkic people who once invaded Russia with the Mongol invasion. Even after the end of Mongol rule, they stayed in the country. The Tatar capital Kazan is the center of Islam in Russia.
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: 2004
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
INDICATORS | SHOW:
Small seconds at position 6
Heavy nickel silver case (no mass production from chrome-plated brass), Ø 50mm, height 4.6mm
Dial: metallic with embossing, hands: blackened steel, digits: white on green
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.