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    Missed the auctions.. if there's anyone looking to part with theirs do PM

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    That's close, but not the exact model.
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    I bought one of these as one of my first Russian watches, having no idea there was anything special about them. Armed with a tiny bit of knowledge about Pobedas (obviously they all have snap casebacks and there's a weird metal clip on the spinny wheel bit, must be fake!) I essentially accused poor miroman of selling a Franken! An embarrassing incident but he was very tolerant of my ignorance.

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    Not totally in line with main topic but I thought interesting to mention this. Not fully Russian, just a bit that has been in space---reportedly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewatchadude View Post
    Not totally in line with main topic but I thought interesting to mention this. Not fully Russian, just a bit that has been in space---reportedly.
    We have discussed this brand before, and while the watches are cool there are a number of reasons to be skeptical. Foremost, the rocket booster these watches are made from never even reaches space!
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    Thanks for the link, interesting discussion--despite the haters' aggressive tone in the early posts :(

    So the parts of the Soyouz rocket in the watches haven't been in space technically speaking. It remains Soyouz parts--if we trust the guy, which apparently wasn't put into question (only one single allusion). Plus there is this funny space video thing with the model currently offered, and the ........ case, which I find a bit different from most models. Negatively it's not a mechanic watch. So to me it's a funny watch, has some link with the Russian/Soviet watch theme, and the kickstarter price is reasonable in my view. I admit I'm close to letting me not resist the temptation--knowing better what I would buy.

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    Chernushka, "Blackie", was one of many space dogs, and took part in the mission Korabl-Sputnik 4 on March 9th, 1961 in order to test both life in orbit and the ejection of a human mannequin after reentry, to my knowledge.
    Thank you Arizone for exciting historical story!
    Today with my family I visited "PAULS STRADINS MUSEUM FOR HISTORY OF MEDICINE" in Riga
    Surprisingly I met the real hero of your narrative- Chernushka:
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    Pity she was without original flight equipment it would dispel any doubts about first watch in space
    Thats what annotation says:
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    Coincidentally today I was wearing my "Pobeda" unfortunately not K-34 model but this one from 80-s which by the way also is very reliable and accurate:
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    Huh, I didn't realize there were watches on eBay that weren't ultra rare.
    Hahahaha......I see what you did there.
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    Great research, and a good educational and entertaining read. Thanks to the OP

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    I may have missed this in the previous comments, but is there any evidence that this was a 1st Moscow Pobeda? Petrodvoretz was also making that watch (though I'm not sure about the sealed crown) during that period.
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    Re: The Actual Very First Watch In Space

    Quote Originally Posted by phd View Post
    I may have missed this in the previous comments, but is there any evidence that this was a 1st Moscow Pobeda? Petrodvoretz was also making that watch (though I'm not sure about the sealed crown) during that period.
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    Yes, in the bottom of my first post.

    From the most reliable sources I can find online each movement in this model is stamped dating between 1953 and 1954, but also, most of all, a 1МЧЗ logo giving the late First Moscow Watch Factory, Poljot, one more score for the spaceflight record books

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