Pocket watch Ukraine UKRAINA - Bohdan Khmelnyzkyj manual winding MOLNIJA 3602
- MOLNIJA 3602 pocket watch from Russia
- Ukraine motif
- 18 ruby ??stones, manual wind, anchor escapement
- Housing made of nickel silver
- A wonderful collector's item!
The golden trident is set on a blue coat of arms as the small national coat of arms. It goes back to the emblems of the Rurikids, the princes of the Kievan Rus, which were depicted on their coins. In the present form it was the sign of Volodymyr the Great. The meaning of the symbol is unclear, but it is believed that it goes back to a stylized falcon and is possibly of Tatar origin. There are a large number of legends about the original meaning of the symbol. Ukrainian schoolchildren are being taught today that in Trysub you can read the word "WOLJA" - freedom.
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: 2002
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: white with colored illustration, hands: blackened steel, digits: black, indices / scales: black
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.