This is a rare pocket watch ZLATOUSTOVSKY. Made by Zlatoust watch factory of 1950. October 22, 1941 by order of the People's Commissariat of General Mechanical Engineering of the USSR began evacuation from Moscow to Zlatoust, the 1 st State Watch Factory named.
Together with the equipment and property of the plant, a part of the engineering and technical workers and employees with the number of 296 people was evacuated. At the end of November, the installation of equipment began, and on December 25, 1941, Zlatoust produced the first production - parts for ammunition. This day is usually considered the plant's birthday. During the war years, despite the difficult production conditions and young cadres, the company produced more than 300,000 time devices and more than 14 million parts for ammunition.Zlatoust watches were equipped with 92% of Soviet tanks and 98% of aircraft during the war, on every third fighter there was an air chronometer (AFHO) made in Zlatoust. Already after the war, in 1946, the Zlatoust Watch Factory mastered the issue of pocket watches - the first batch of 3900 pieces was produced.
Pocket watches were produced at the plant until 1962 inclusive. Diameter (with crown): 60 mm.Diameter (without crown): 50 mm. Watch crystal diameter: 41 mm. The watch is in perfectly working order. It is used as seen on the images below but runs well and keeps time accurately as it has been serviced (cleaned, lubricated and calibrated) by a professional watchmaker. It comes with a new hand-made leather strap. The strap is made of genuine leather specially for this watch. It will allow to wear the watch even at extra large wrist. This is handmade leather wristband with a metal buckle for a pocket watch.
The leather is genuine and very thick that means the strap will serve you very long! The strap will allow you to wear your favourite pocket watch as a wristwatch. The item "Original Russian Rara Watch pocket VINTAGE ZLATOUSTOVSKIE mechanical winding" is in sale since Tuesday, December 5, 2017.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "time-polycarp" and is located in Ukraine. This item can be shipped worldwide.