Pictures of Soviet Era Military and Civilians Wearing Watches

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    Pictures of Soviet Era Military and Civilians Wearing Watches

    Does anyone have pictures of Soviet era military and civilians wearing watches? I've searched for pictures from the 1920s-1990 but I haven't found anything notable.

    Pic removed due to it being fake.
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    Re: Pictures of Soviet Era Military and Civilians Wearing Watches

    Here's a classic pic, Soviet soldiers hoisting the flag over the Reichstag, Berlin, 1945.

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    I've read that the picture was later heavily altered, more smoke was added for dramatic effect and watches were erased to prevent accusations of looting.
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    Re: Pictures of Soviet Era Military and Civilians Wearing Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
    Does anyone have pictures of Soviet era military and civilians wearing watches? I've searched for pictures from the 1920s-1990 but I haven't found anything notable.

    Here's a pic I got from a Russian EBayer a few years ago. It shows a Red Army captain sporting a Vostok Komandirskie. He seems very proud of the watch judging from the way he purposely exposed his left wrist.

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    Ehm to be fair, that pic is a fake: the uniform is WWII, they switched to open necks and ties in the late '50s (except for the Navy), and of course at that time the Kom was yet to come...
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    Re: Pictures of Soviet Era Military and Civilians Wearing Watches

    Thanks for the info. I'm going to delete it.

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    Re: Pictures of Soviet Era Military and Civilians Wearing Watches

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    I've read that the picture was later heavily altered, more smoke was added for dramatic effect and watches were erased to prevent accusations of looting.
    That's definitely true. I heard one of them was wearing something like 3 or 4 watches on one arm! haha

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    Re: Pictures of Soviet Era Military and Civilians Wearing Watches

    Soviet soldier armed with shoulder-launched SA-7 "Grail" (9K32M Strela-2) surface to air missile, circa 1970s. The watch is a bit hard to make out but your guess is as good as mine.



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    Re: Pictures of Soviet Era Military and Civilians Wearing Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
    Here's a classic pic, Soviet soldiers hoisting the flag over the Reichstag, Berlin, 1945.

    Name:  SovietFlagReichstag.jpg
Views: 11120
Size:  28.3 KB

    Name:  SovietFlagReichstag2.jpg
Views: 5420
Size:  174.1 KB

    I've read that the picture was later heavily altered, more smoke was added for dramatic effect and watches were erased to prevent accusations of looting.
    True this photo its fake, when the soviets were put their flag on the Reichstag there were no photo as the last fightings were not over yet, this photo its few days later when the war end and admiral Doenitz if i am writting his name corect, commander of the U-boats sign as the supreme leader of german forces the unconditional surrender of the german forces. And yes after they noticed that the officer wore 2 watches they "photoshop" the photo and the most wide spread photo its the one which was altered.

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