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Mid Century Russian Watch by SLAVA
Mid Century Russian Watch by SLAVA, TV shaped face, Automatic, Day, Date, water resistant. The Crystal is clear with no or negligible marks or foxing to the very clear black face and sharp decorations. Very high quality and accurate movement, being 27 Jewels as marked to the face above the 6 position, a much higher quality than a lot of Swiss movements of 21 to 23 Jewels. The name SLAVA is in Gold, at the 9 position and Day and Date, surrounded with a gold band, at 3 position. All other hours marks are Gold Batons, with similar shaped hour and minute hands, but have Illuminous centres; AUTOMATIC, is between noon and spindle centre. Below the 6 point, is Made In USSR, ie., Post Revolution and pre 1991, CCCR formation. To the rear is a Screw on Water resistant Cover plate and a simple Serial Number, with Cyrillic’s believed to be Water Resistant and/or Company Name. An honest, high quality watch in excellent condition for age, accurate time, etc., but the case and Stainless Steel band does have minor scuff patina for over 5 Decades of careful use. Dimensions are approx..: Overall band 22.5cm long ; Body, 37mm x 47mm x 12mm thick. Russia USSR. Circa 1950’s.