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    Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

    Hi!Nearly half a year ago i purchased a Volna watch. It had a Volna dial with wrong hands or maybe the wrong dial - this i do not know.
    What it have interesting its a low serial number 668, but from 3rd quarter of 1958. How is it possible? Do you have a lower serial number on a Volna/Vostok and, if so, form what quarter or year?
    Pictures bellow (now it had a service and the right type of hands - for this sort of dial). Sorry for the bad photos, they are made with a phone on artificial yellow light
    The case was rechromed many-many years ago and my watchmaker (50+ years of experience) says it is a solid good job



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    Re: Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

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    Re: Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

    I think serial numbers are quite random on volnas
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    Re: Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

    Yes - first Volna 2809 movements come from 1957, byt this year is quite scarce (I had a partial movement I've used to reconstruct a 1957 Volna, but then I sold the watch).
    So if it's 1958, this S/N is likely meaningless. Probably a low S/N, but of a new run or something :)

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    found it - on the buyer's website:

    https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...rhWENwYFSGvXNY

    my reconstyructed 3-57 Volna watch. Yes, 1957 pieces actually do exist ;)
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    Re: Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

    So what you are saying is that the soviets made some hundrets... thousands of 2809 movrments, with serial numbers in order, but without stamping the year? That to be added when they put it in a case?
    I do not understand how somebody have put random numbers on movements... its chaos :)
    And one more thing: this was made for both Volnas and Vostok?

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    Re: Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

    Volna is a model of Vostok :)

    think Seamaster and Omega
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    Re: Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

    I knew this was not the case before 1960 or 1964...

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    Re: Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

    In order to disperse Soviet watch production in WW2, the Chistopol Watch Factory ЧЧЗ on the Kama river in what is now Tatarstan was set up, in 1942

    Watches they produced included the Kama diver (50s), the 2809 movement Volna/ Vostok precision (50s/60s) and early Komandirskies (1965 on)

    The Vostok (East) name was first used in the middle sixties: the earlier watches are often referred to as Vostoks, for convenience


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    Thanks for explanation, always wrongly thought they were Vostok from 1942
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    Re: Lowest serial number on a Volna/Vostok 2809? 668

    So the serial and the year are not realated?
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