Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

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    Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    The Rodina was the Soviet Union's first automatic wristwatch. It was produced at the First Moscow Watch Factory from 1956 through the early 1960s. Depending on who you are talking to, the 22-jewel movement is designated 2415A or yH-9M (41yH)

    Over about 15 years a huge quantity of these watches were produced, including export versions, with several different dial designs. Eventually this movement was replaced by sleeker calibers such as the 29-jewel 2415 and 29-jewel 2416.

    I had long heard rumors that a solid gold version of the Rodina had been made in extrememly small quantities, but I had never actually seen one... That is until a good friend located one for me in Belarus. I can tell you from personal experience that it is much rarer than the solid gold Pobeda and Zvesdas from about the same time.

    Here it is. You can visit my website to see additional photos. Look for record number 1334.

    Enjoy...
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    Re: Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    That's a beauty.

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    Re: Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    Phenomenal find. Congratulations, Mark!

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    Re: Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    Once again mark,absolutely stunning.
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    Re: Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    Great catch of a beautiful watch.

    Thanks for sharing, Mark.


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    Re: Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    A beautiful watch. I guess from the serial number and lack of date stamp, that this would be an early 1960s example?
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    Stunning! Congratulations once more Mark!
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    Re: Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    Yes ,
    very nice one in my hands.....
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    Re: Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDuke View Post
    Yes ,
    very nice one in my hands.....
    Looks just like one still listed on eBay... With a completely absurd shipping fee of $65!!!

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    Re: Solid Gold Automatic Rodina

    Nice finds, congrats ! , and what good condition for 50'ish ?

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