Vintage Soviet Wristwatches

Before the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), watches made in Russia were assembled locally from parts produced in other watchmaking centers like Switzerland. Though the USSR was formally established at the end of 1922, the Soviets didn’t launch their own watchmaking industry until 1930. That year, the Soviet government purchased two bankrupted American companies, the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company and the Ansonia...Continue Reading