As 50 years have past from the first human space flight, I’m sure you all remember Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the Soviet cosmonaut that was to be remembered as the first man in outer space. After launching the Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.
In order to celebrate and remember the historical landmark, on the 5th of April 2011….inside
As you can see in my previous post on the subject, just 2 days ago i realized what i had in my possession. As the watch isn’t working yet, I made same photos for a watchmaker who was kind enough to help me with some details about it, now I’m waiting on his reply about the condition based on the photos.
I always knew.. from the moment when me and my brother developed the annoying habit of saying “For mother Russia” with a Bolshevik accent..so to say
My grandfather was for a couple of years an elected member of the ”Great National Assembly”, a.k.a the legislature of the Romanian People’s Republic and the Socialist Republic Romania( in fact it had almost nothing to do with the definition, cause a dictator can make sure of that). As he passed away a few years ago me and my brother took the memorabilia from those days, including a pocket watch i knew nothing about.
Back to present times – today i was browsing on eBay, looking at some old Russian watches when i remembered about the pocket watch!. After retrieving the watch, saw it had only one name written on it and of course it was in Cyrillic alphabet…after the internet proofed useless, my mom remembered she is somewhat ”familiar” with the former language of the CCCP.
Iskra Pocket Watch
Get an insight on the military,political and civil watches, designed by the CCCP