Not pretty or expensive, but definitely one of the most interesting pieces I've ever seen:
Funny thing is, those little marks on the white stripes at the top and bottom of the dial, they're actually functional minute markers. The late 80s were weird times....
Now if I only could find an unguarded bank to rob....
Looks like a find on Meshok.
So about a thousand bucks.
I have my doubts about the dial though. 1st state watch factory and 1941 I'm not sure go together on this watch.
Had the tutima kirova on the mind tonight, think I might have stumbled across a couple of examples which may represent the earliest and latest surviving movements manufactured in Russia.
The earliest, with serial number 00021, from Q2-1949!
To the latest, a movement mounted in a 2MWF pocket watch case, from Q2-1951. I didn't realize these were produced all the way up until 1951, second quarter no less.
Looks like about 5000 total movements were manufactured by 1MWF before ceasing production.
For those that haven't seen it, here is an excellent except from Johannes Altmeppen regarding this movement.
Additionally, I stumbled across a couple examples of apparently tutima watches being sent to France to the IRAM facility, so apparently France got some war reparations as well?
This one with "DOD" on the dial.
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