Although early sundial prototypes were used back in Ancient Rome, first mechanical pocket watches appeared around 1503 when Peter Henlein replaced weights and pendulum with a spring. The change was duly appreciated by aristocracy and gentry. Pocket watches defined a wearer's social status, taste, and fortune. Soon after, jewelers took the opportunity to create a new type of luxury items with use of precious metals and original shapes. In Russia, first watch factories appeared in 1769, but it would be a long wait for those who did not have access to Imperial Court. Only with the Molnija factory launch in 1931 could regular people afford to own a pocket watch. Since most were commissioned by the Soviet military, Molnijas were very durable and reliable. Today, any such piece is considered vintage as the factory ceased operations in 2007. Luckily, traditions live on thanks to Poljot - another legendary Russian brand - that produces beautiful pocket watches with classic and skeleton dials.
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Biker Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Motorcycle is imprinted on the front cover,…

Cruiser Aurora Pocket Watch

Limited edition authentic Molnija pocket watch. Cruiser Aurora and "Great October Socialist Revolution" are featured on the cover, whereas the…

Eagle Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. The Russian Empire's lesser coat of arms…

Empire Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Features the Russian Empire's coat of arms.…

FSB Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Federal Security Service's coat of arms is…

Gold Skeleton Poljot Pocket Watch

Authentic gold plated collectible pocket watch produced by Poljot as part of their Russian Time watch line. Elaborate transparent design…

Gvardiya Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Replica of the Soviet "Gvardiya" pin is…

Imperial Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Features design by Pavel Bure, a watchmaker…

KGB Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Soviet Ministry of the Interior's coat of…

KGB USSR Molnija Pocket Watch

Limited-edition Molnija pocket watch with authentic movement that includes 15 ruby jewels. Coat of arms with "KGB" and "USSR" in…

MiG-31 Molnija Pocket Watch

Molnija pocket watch with authentic movement that includes 18 ruby jewels. MiG-31, Russia's best interceptor aircraft, is on the front…

Moscow Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Russia's coat of arms is featured on…

Moscow Russian Pocket Watch

Russian pocket watch devoted to the country's capital, Moscow. Saint Basil's Cathedral and Kremlin towers are featured on the front…

Orthodox Russian Pocket Watch

Russian pocket watch with Orthodox cross on the front cover and the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius on the back…

Patriotic War Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Copy of the Patriotic War Order is…

Russian Eagle Pocket Watch

Russian Time (Poljot brand) pocket watch with Japanese quartz movement and compass. Double-headed eagle is featured on the front cover.…

Silver Skeleton Poljot Pocket Watch

Authentic chrome plated collectible pocket watch produced by Poljot as part of their Russian Time watch line. Elaborate transparent design…

Star of David Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Star of David is featured on the front cover, while the reverse displays…

Submarine Molnija Pocket Watch

Authentic Molnija pocket watch made in Russia. Genuine movement with 15 ruby jewels. Submarine and abbreviation of Red Army North…

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