Abraham-Louis Breguet is generally credited with creation of the world's first wristwatch back in 1810. However, the style would only become popular among men and women alike in early 20th century. Until then, wristwatches had been marketed as bracelets, for women. However, World War I proved the practicality of wearing a watch on the wrist, especially due to the importance of synchronizing military maneuvers. The trend carried over to peacetime. Russian watch history began in 1930 with founding of the first Moscow watch factory that produced Pobeda and Poljot brands. Another one - Sturmanskie - was worn by Yuri Gagarin on his maiden flight to space in 1961. To celebrate the success and flawless work of all systems, the Raketa brand was launched the same year. A decade earlier, a factory located in Zlatoust began producing waterproof stainless steel diver watches with luminous hands and dials. Other notable brands include Vostok (their military-style Komandirskie and Amphibia lines), Slava, and Luch. Most of the mentioned brands are still produced nowadays. Original design and high quality movements make Russian watches a great choice when looking for a classic reliable timepiece.
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Women's Vostok Amphibia Watch

Women's Vostok Amphibia watch in chrome-plated brass case with a silicone strap. Such wrist watches are famous for being robust,…

Vostok Partner Automatic Watch

Vostok Partner watch in chrome-plated brass and stainless steel case with bracelet. For years Vostok Chistopol factory has been the…

Vostok Amphibia Scuba Diver's Watch

Vostok Amphibia scuba diver's watch in stainless steel case with bracelet. For years Vostok Chistopol factory has been the official…

Vintage Style Vostok Automatic Watch

Vostok Partner vintage style automatic watch in brass case with genuine leather strap, titanium nitride housing cover, and gilded elements.…

Tank Soviet Vostok Diver's Watch

Vostok Komandirskie diver's watch in a stainless steel case with bracelet featuring a Soviet tank on the dial. For years…

Submarine Soviet Vostok Diver's Watch

Vostok Komandirskie diver's watch in stainless steel case with bracelet featuring a Soviet submarine on the dial. For years Vostok…

Submarine Captain Vostok Diver's Watch

Vostok Komandirskie diver's watch in stainless steel case with bracelet featuring a Soviet submarine on the dial. For years Vostok…

Soviet Vostok Komandirskie Watch

Vostok Komandirskie watch in chrome-plated stainless steel case with leather strap featuring rocket forces of the Soviet military on the…

Slava Russian Military Watch

Authentic Russian quartz watch by Slava. Features the T-90, the main Russian Army tank. Specifications: aluminum body, mineral glass, 3…

Russian Navy Vostok Watch

Vostok Komandirskie watch in chrome-plated stainless steel case with genuine leather strap featuring a Russian Navy destroyer and fighter jet…

Russian Artillery Vostok Watch

Vostok Komandirskie silver-colored stainless steel automatic watch with calendar. Dial features attributes of Artillery and Rocket Forces, the Russian Army's…

Russian Air Force Vostok Watch

Vostok Komandirskie watch in a stainless steel case with chrome plating and calendar. Dial features a Russian Air Force fighter…

Paratrooper Soviet Vostok Diver's Watch

Vostok Komandirskie diver's watch in a stainless steel case with bracelet featuring the Soviet Paratrooper Forces' crest on the dial.…

Novel Vostok Komandirskie Watch

Vostok Komandirskie watch in stainless steel case with bracelet. For years Vostok Chistopol factory has been the official supplier of…

Modern Vostok Komandirskie Watch

Vostok Komandirskie watch in stainless steel case with genuine leather strap. For years Vostok Chistopol factory has been the official…

Komandirskie Russian Vostok Watch

Komandirskie Vostok watch in stainless steel case with bracelet. For years Vostok Chistopol factory has been the official supplier of…

KGB Vostok Komandirskie Diver's Watch

Vostok Komandirskie diver's watch in stainless steel case with bracelet featuring the Soviet KGB's coat of arms on the dial.…

Gagarin Raketa Soviet Watch

Authentic Raketa stainless steel mechanical watch featuring Yuri Gagarin, the first human to journey into outer space. Russian writing on…

Commander's Vostok Russian Watch

Commander's Russian watch in stainless steel case with nylon bracelet by Vostok. For years Vostok Chistopol factory has been the…

Amphibia Vostok Soviet Watch

Amphibia Vostok Komandirskie diver's watch in a stainless steel case with bracelet. For years Vostok Chistopol factory has been the…

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