Who made this movement?

Greg Crockett

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http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid106/pebedaefd27ed1c47a97594d4bb10adf6/f96f9522.jpg

Thanks,
Greg
 

Greg Crockett

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Thank you John,

What can you tell me about the Yanka 3050, which Russian maker produced it, etc. The dial says ZARYA, and QUARTS, all in Russian cyrilic letters. The watch is dated 1981.

Best regards,
Greg
 

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From the book “Watch” history of the modern wrist watch by Pieter Doensen. Yanka quartz caliber 3050, also known under the names ‘Slava’, ‘Luch’ or ‘Ruhm’. The first Russian quartz watch, caliber 3050, that was brought on the market around 1980 with a tuning fork shaped quartz of 9,720 hz. The watch was equipped with a stepping motor and a hybrid circuit, mounted on a plate made out of pertinax.

Your watch looks almost identical to the one in the book with the exception of the integrated circuit which is made of black plastic.
 

Greg Crockett

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The movement is the right size for a wristwatch. This movement is in a hermetic presentation watch.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid105/p4326c701b8540767391ae6d16ac7c03c/f973defe.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid105/p832becb10567801659f8d43438ba5d33/f973de42.jpg

"To Dearest Leonid Brezhnev from the District Headquarters of the Communist party of the city of Penza December 1981."


I have been wondering if any more of these Soviet hermetic watches are around.
 

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