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Sturmanskie 15J (English)

@thepocketwatchman On 12th April 1961, First Lieutenant Yuri Gagarin became the first person to journey into space on board Vostok-1. Only two years later, on 16th June 1963, Valentina Tereshkova achieved the same feat commanding the Vostok-6 mission. So what did these two cosmonauts have in common? Both were officers… Leer más »Sturmanskie 15J (English)

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Un Inusual Trío De Relojes

@kendosalamanca Me gustaría aprovechar para presentarme a todos los compañeros aficionados a los relojes en este interesante proyecto que es safonagastrocrono.club. En este primer artículo que contribuyo, os quería mostrar unos relojes que aunque, a priori, no tienen nada que ver uno con otro, sí tienen un denominador común: son… Leer más »Un Inusual Trío De Relojes

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The Digital Revolution In The Soviet Union. Part 3

@thepocketwatchman As we discussed in the previous chapter, the progressive decrease in production costs, and the price charged consumers, led to the appearance of different models, with various functions, that satisfied user demand. If we examine catalogues of the era, we can appreciate the diversity of models and popularity of… Leer más »The Digital Revolution In The Soviet Union. Part 3

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The Digital Revolution In The Soviet Union. Part 2.

@thepocketwatchman The LED Display Beginnings As we learnt in the first part, early Soviet prototypes and experimental digital watch modules were based on LED displays. However, their high consumption and the technical difficulty of mass producing them led to the development of LCD displays. This is something that had already… Leer más »The Digital Revolution In The Soviet Union. Part 2.

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The Digital Watch Revolution In The Soviet Union

@thepocketwatchman 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

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