It is said that Stalin personally approved the design of the Pobeda to celebrate the victory in the Great Patriotic War. I have never seen any evidence of this, but it's a good story nevereless and quite plausible. But there are billions of Pobedas, so which design would it be? The Pobeda watches were first made at the Penza factory in 1946, but since they couldn't keep up with demand, the production were later spawned to other factories as well. But if the watch story about Stalin is true, then it must refer to the first watches made at Penza in the first year of production.
I have recently acquired a watch that matches that specific configuration; a Penza made Pobeda from the fourth quarter of 1946 in silver case. I'd like to think that this is the design referred to in that story. It shows its age, but I don't mind. It just adds character and a sense of history.