The Russian Watch Corner

Apasionado de la relojería ruso-soviética. Lover of Russian and Soviet watches.

The Digital Watch Revolution In The Soviet Union

@therussianwatchcorner A Relaxed Meeting It is relatively well known that when Mr. Leonid Brezhnev served as Secretary General of the Communist Party of the USSR, he instigated policies seeking to reduce tensions with foreign powers, in particular towards the USA. As a result of this initiative, the SALT (Strategic Arms… Leer más »The Digital Watch Revolution In The Soviet Union

Navy Vodolaz ChS 191 – водолазные “ЗЧЗ” 191-ЧС заказ для ВМФ

@therussianwatchcorner Today, I would like to introduce an iconic Soviet military watch. The Vodolaz ChS 191 is a watch with a lot of history behind it. It is special for many reasons. During World War II, the armed forces of many countries created submarine combat units. These elite corps were… Leer más »Navy Vodolaz ChS 191 – водолазные “ЗЧЗ” 191-ЧС заказ для ВМФ

ChK-28 Chronograph

@therussianwatchcorner Today, I would like to discuss what could be cataloged as the first hand-held chronograph manufactured in the Soviet Union after WWII, the renown Chk-28. Unfortunately, there is limited information about our protagonist, but we shall certainly try to review what is known about its history. The Chk-28 was… Leer más »ChK-28 Chronograph

Sportivnie: What A Wonderful Era

@therussianwatchcorner The 1960s saw a global cultural change, once the end of the Second World War began to fade in people’s memories. Cities were rebuilt and people felt like enjoying life again. In the Soviet Union, believe it or not, the mood was the same. Many of us, when picturing… Leer más »Sportivnie: What A Wonderful Era

Slava Rattrapante. An Image That Shocked Me!

@therussianwatchcorner A little while back, whilst watching a video about the life of Yuri Gagarin, I saw an image that literally made me shiver, and which I share with you below. It shows the three watches that Soyuz flight commander Vladimir Komarov used during his failed and tragic space mission.… Leer más »Slava Rattrapante. An Image That Shocked Me!

The АЧХ0 Soviet Chronoflite

@therussianwatchcorner I have always been fascinated by air navigation chronographs. For decades, these high precision instruments helped pilots determine their position and flight path, in real planes and under real flight conditions. In this post we will be examining a piece of equipment which enabled the pilots to determine the… Leer más »The АЧХ0 Soviet Chronoflite

Pre-Soviet Watch Era: Pavel Buhre.

@therussianwatchcorner Hi comrades. Today, I shall feature what I consider to be a very special watch indeed. It is not a Soviet-era watch, rather a worthy representative of White Russia (if you have read Tolstoy, you will know what I mean). Normally, Russian watch enthusiasts tend to pay attention to… Leer más »Pre-Soviet Watch Era: Pavel Buhre.

The First Chistopol Wristwatch. The Seed Of The Vostok Factory.

@therussianwatchcorner As the title of this post indicates, I would like to introduce the first wristwatch from the Chistopol factory produced in a case with fixed lugs and a logo on the dial. In case you did not know it, the Chistopol factory was the seed of the much-loved Vostok… Leer más »The First Chistopol Wristwatch. The Seed Of The Vostok Factory.