So, one thing lead to another a month or two back, and I found myself collecting Russian/Soviet mechanical watches. Mostly Vostoks, but I’ve got a Molnija pocket watch, and couple of Pobeda and Raketa’s on the way. They’re dirt cheap (often $5-$40 on eBay), come in tons of varieties, and surprisingly solid and reliable. Apparently for a long stretch, Russia was second only to the Swiss in watch production? Some interesting history, too.
A few from the collection: