• The stamp here says "4-66" meaning that this clock was made in April of 1966
  • Winding key hole
  • This key both opens the watertight bezel and winds the clock
  • Regulation Adjustment - Markings go from "ч" to "п" but I am unsure of the exact meaning of the abbreviations. Toward "ч" is slower and toward "п" is faster.
  • The face of the dial is made of brass, as can be seen where the paint has been scratched off.
  • This stamp is number 9614

Cold War Clock

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This is a Russian Navy Clock (or Ship's Watch) made for use aboard Soviet submarines during the height of the Cold War by the Chistopol Watch Factory (sometimes called the Vostok Factory).

This factory was founded in 1942 when a Moscow watch-making plant was evacuated from Moscow to a little town, Chistopol (Чи́стополь Now in the Republic of Tatarstan), located on The Kama River.

The company was appointed an official supplier of watches and clocks for the Defence Department of the Soviet Union in 1965. This clock was made in 1966 and has a 12 jewel 8-day movement.

Versions of this clock can often be found on eBay. The ones with Hammer and Sickle on a Soviet star and ones with pictures of submarines are of recent manufacture, and usually have plastic where the glass should be. Real Cold War era versions are more difficult to find and are often not in working condition.

For the life of me I can't understand why this picture is the second most viewed and second most favorited on my stream. Can someone explain?

senseless_, holly.dubois, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Finecrafted by Nori 96 months ago | reply

    I like this a LOT, but (remember you asked for this...lol) you cut off the top of the clock, and it might be better to shoot it at a different angle, such as slightly off to the right, instead of straight on. That sometimes makes the pic a bit more interesting.

  2. golden haze 95 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Time to share, Shades to wear, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  3. golden haze 95 months ago | reply

    thank you so much for adding this to the pool, its a very interesting looking time piece.

  4. Decorative Concrete Kingdom 62 months ago | reply

    Just wanted to let you know that I used your photo on my blog about income at home.

    Thanks for the great photo!

    - Andy

  5. foxylady's stardust (From here to Ipernity) 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called In the Nick of Time, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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