Chaika 3050: La Primera Generación De Cuarzo Analógico

Siguiendo la estela de los relojes electromecánicos y de cuarzo que hicieron su aparición de una forma más o menos tardía en la Unión Soviética, hoy trataremos de ver cómo fue y que significó la aparición del primer reloj de cuarzo analógico con motor a pasos: el Chaika 3050.

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The Digital Revolution In The Soviet Union. Part 3

@therussianwatchcorner 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 digital watches among the bulk of the Soviet population. In Sergei Frolov’s “Soviet Digital Electronics Museum” and on the Electronika-5.Ru website, it is possible to find practically every model produced referenced chronologically, so in this post I will limit the…

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The Digital Revolution In The Soviet Union. Part 2.

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@therussianwatchcorner 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 been predicted in a 1974 article published by the Soviet Journal “Radio”. “Индикаторы на светодиодах, в отличие от описанных, действуют как излучатели света. Светодиоды представляют собой как бы микроскопические кристаллические лампочки, испускающие свет на определенной длине волны. В настоящее время…

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The Digital Watch Revolution In The Soviet Union

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@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 Limitation Treaties) were signed. President Nixon visited Moscow in 1972, and Brezhnev returned the courtesy when he travelled to the United States the following year. In 1974, there was a further meeting in Moscow between the Secretary of State of…

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