- MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch from Russia
- Red Banner Order of the USSR - hammer and sickle
- 15 ruby ??stones, manual wind, anchor escapement
- Dial: ivory-colored, hands: dark blue, numerals / indices: black & Roman, Molnija logo in Cyrillic and inscription "Made in Russia" in Cyrillic, red hammer & sickle in the center
- Housing made of nickel silver
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.
RED BANNER ORDER
The Russian Soviet government founded the Order of the Red Banner Battle, better known as the Order of the Red Banner (Russ. Order Krasnovo Znamani) in 1918 during the Russian Civil War. It later existed as an award of the government of the USSR.
The Order of the Red Banner recognized military exploits. Before the foundation of the Order of Lenin on 6. In April 1930, the Order of the Red Banner functioned as the highest (and practically only) military order in the USSR. Virtually all known Soviet commanders became Knights of the Red Banner Order.
The order consisted of a white enamelled badge on which the golden hammer and sickle emblem surrounded by two golden ears of wheat on a red star, behind which crossed hammer, plow, torch and a red flag with the motto proletarians of all countries, united To you! were shown. The whole badge was surrounded by two golden ears of wheat; below were the Cyrillic letters (CCCP).
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: ivory-colored, hands: dark blue, numerals / indices: black & Roman, Molnija logo in Cyrillic and inscription "Made in Russia" in Cyrillic, red hammer & sickle in the center
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.