Pocket watch COLUMBUS Russian watch MOLNIJA 3602
- 500 years of Columbus
- 18 ruby ??stones
- Heavy nickel silver case
- Case Ø 50mm, height 4.6mm
- Made in Russia
Russian mechanical pocket watch with spring cover brand MOLNIJA.
Spring cover is embossed with the ship motif and "Discovery Day" lettering.
The back cover has a Columbus motif.
This watch was made for the 500th anniversary year.
Year of manufacture: 1992
The original MOLNIJA papers with a short instruction manual are in Russian, French, German and English.
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 9
Heavy nickel silver case, Ø 50mm, height 4.6mm
Dial: white with compass stars in the middle and 500 at position "12", hands: black, numerals / indices: black / red & Roman, logo Molnija and inscription "Amerika 1492-1992" 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.