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AlanJohn

Russian Pocket Watch.

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I have one Russian pocket watch, a Molija. 15 jewels. Runs well, keeps good time. I wondered if any members have Russian pocket watches?

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molija by velocipede228822, on Flickr

It is from around the 1950's I believe. It is small, around size 16 and very slim.

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In Sovyet Raaasha, watch pockets you!

I believe there are one or two members here with rather extensive collections of Russian pocketwatches.

I'm not one of them, though.

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Julian Latham's the guy to talk to.......

I've been talking to Julian now, and he has told me some interesting things about fakes etc.

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Some of my latest additions. All from the Molnija factory I believe.

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W.Oriosa USSR by velocipede228822, on Flickr

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W.Oriosa inner by velocipede228822, on Flickr

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W.Jean cardot by velocipede228822, on Flickr

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W.Jean Cordot inner by velocipede228822, on Flickr

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W.Ingersoll ussr by velocipede228822, on Flickr

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W.Ingersoll inner by velocipede228822, on Flickr

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That latest one is gorgeous, Alan....well done...I love the maroon dial, numbers, 24 hr chapter ring, sub dial at 9, etc, etc........lovely! :thumbsup:

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Thanks roger. They are all 18 jewel, and I think that the Russians made some pretty good watches. It's thanks to Julian Latham for puttin me on to them. Or maybe I shouldn't be thanking him, I'll be broke at this rate :lookaround:

I've also clelaned up the train watch since I took this photoe, It sparkles now,I should have done that before I took the snap, but I was too eager to show off :man_in_love:

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Thanks roger. They are all 18 jewel, and I think that the Russians made some pretty good watches. It's thanks to Julian Latham for puttin me on to them. Or maybe I shouldn't be thanking him, I'll be broke at this rate :lookaround:

I've also clelaned up the train watch since I took this photoe, It sparkles now,I should have done that before I took the snap, but I was too eager to show off :man_in_love:

I should have said, most of them are 18 jewel, one is 15 and one is 17 jewel. But all work well and keep good time.

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I have got two with trains on and they are a mat colour. I have one coming with a frigate on the back and another coming with human figure on the back, refered to as Ural Legend, and yet another with Siberian wolved on the reverse side. Also I am expecting a Raketa, another Russian pocket watch.

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some nice watches there.

what kind of accuracy should we expect from these then?

to be honest i need a minute a day or better, much as i like pocket watches i need a collection to work for a living.

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some nice watches there.

what kind of accuracy should we expect from these then?

to be honest i need a minute a day or better, much as i like pocket watches i need a collection to work for a living.

Well, I have never been bothered about a minute here and there, but I will keep an eye on them and let you know Desmond.

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Good grief, Alan...you'll soon have a bigger collection of Molnijas than Julian...are these all from t'bay? They're very nice.

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Good grief, Alan...you'll soon have a bigger collection of Molnijas than Julian...are these all from t'bay? They're very nice.

Yes Roger, I have had most of them from ebay and some from Julian. Most come form the Ukrain or Bulgaria. Usually only takes about a week from there for the post to reach me, but America can take a month.

I have aquired a display cabinet and have put a picture it on the site today.

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W.Molnija Ural. by velocipede228822, on Flickr

Yet another Molnija watch.

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W.Ural Legend by velocipede228822, on Flickr

The back of the watch depicting the legendary Russian hero, Ural, who, when he died,it is said, a cairn was built over his grave and this grew into the Ural mountains.

Unfortunately, this new watch of mine,is not keeping good time and is stopping. And it was supposed to have been serviced before selling it to me,so now it is off the the watch repairers.

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Here`s one I think I got off Julian a few years back which you might want to look out for...

Services, (Molnija 3602) 18 Jewels,(made in USSR) circa 1970s?

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It has the locomotive on the case back B)

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Here`s one I think I got off Julian a few years back which you might want to look out for...

Services, (Molnija 3602) 18 Jewels,(made in USSR) circa 1970s?

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It has the locomotive on the case back B)

I've got three with locamotives on the back, but not with services on the front. The are great watches, keep good time and mostly 18 jewels.

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