MOLNIJA

Pcket watches produced by the Chelyabinsk Watch Factory.  

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Dsc02455.jpg (115723 byte) Dsc02456.jpg (117968 byte) Model: "Russian Railway"
Year: early '90s
Caliber: 3602, 18 jewels, hand-wound, little seconds subdial
Note: this pocket watch remained unchanged for several decades. It was used by the crew of the Russian railways. On the caseback a locomotive is engraved. Acrylic glass and dial, pressed caseback, chain. Diameter 50 mm.
Dsc02459.jpg (135450 byte) Dsc02460.jpg (113749 byte) Model: "Ministry Of the Internal Affairs" (MVD)
Year: 2003
Caliber: 3602 (second version), 15 jewels, hand-wound, little seconds subdial
Note: this pocket watch has a cheaper version of the type-3602 movement (gold colured, only 15 jewels). It must be partially repaired (it needs new dial and crown). The watch can be opened and read pressing on the crown. On the front, there are the MVD insignia; on the caseback (pressed), the Kremiln tower and the inscription "For merits" in Russian. Acrylic internal glass. 
Dsc02461.jpg (135111 byte) Dsc02462.jpg (131211 byte) Model: "Medal of the Victory" (MVD)
Year: early '90s
Caliber: 3602, 18 jewels, hand-wound, little seconds subdial
Note: on the cover,
one of the highest Soviet decorations is reproduced . The dial is in metal, chromed and decorated; the caseback celebrates the old patriotic war (1941-1945). 
Dsc02465.jpg (86863 byte) Dsc02466.jpg (91410 byte) Model: Self-built wristwatch with Molnija pocket watch movement
Year: 2004
Caliber: i have fitted a Molnija pocket watch movement into a Panerai-style case. Hands, crown and dial are the sames of the pocket watch; the glass was rotated to match the magnifier lens (originally for a date window) with the seconds subdial. The caseback is see-thru type. Good watchmaker's exercise! :-)