Vintage Military Aviator Type Laco Molnija '50 Gigantic Massive Heavy Wristwatch For Sale
Vintage AVIATOR type LACO Molnija '50 Gigantic Heavy Military Pilots Black Wristwatch / The sale is One of the Watches which disappeared from the stock some time ago, as well as the producing factory. This is a Legendary Timepiece "MOLNIJA", which was made the Chelyabinsk Watch Factories (in the southern Ural Mountains). This Item and Similar Watches were ordered by the Ministry of Defense for the Air Forces of the Soviet Army. This Military Timepiece is interesting its strict design. It is an early variant of the Navigation watch of the Military-air Forces. The New Dial have been Professionally updated, and now is in Excellent Condition! The Black Dial with a Small Hour Dial and a Big Minute Dial. All parts for Movement were produced in the "MOLNIJA" Factory - the Real Watch Firm that had a Full production cycle, from buying material to selling of ready product. This is the Relatively Large Watch Caliber of 3602. Pay Attention: the Mechanism has a Jewel of the Central Axis, which provides more equable transfer of effort, and testifies to High Level of the Mechanism. The Original Movement was Well Saved, considering age of this Watch. The Movement is signed SU (Soviet Union, USSR). 'SU' is a generic marking applied to many Soviet-built movements from somewhere around the late sixties until the end of the USSR, after which it was replaced by 'RUS' for Russia. It is Limited Edition Watch - Very Rarest Vintage MOLNIJA AVIATOR type LACO Wristwatch. Mechanism has been Recently Serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while Keeping Great, Accurate Time. The Case and a Dial Wristwatch has been Restored. This Watch is a Perfect Example of a "Transitional" Era Timepiece. As wristwatches became more popular, pocket watches were sent back to the factories or jewelers for conversion to wrist watches. They were re-cased using the Original Parts.
Original Vintage Manual Winding Movement with pressed grounds Nr: 132788 / Caliber 3602
the Mechanism is Serviceable!
it was carefully served a week ago (it was Cleaned and Oiled)
the Original Vintage Case of the watch is made of Chrome-plated brass
Subsidiary Seconds at 9 o' clock
Leather Strap (22 mm)
Overall dimensions are:
length - 56 mm (with holders for a thong)
width - 54 mm (with crown)
width - 50 mm (without crown)
thickness - 14 mm
The Watch is running Well and keeps Correct Time, are in a Good Condition!
Exceedingly Rare and Highly Collectible! Very Fine Watch for a Collecting and for Carrying!
About Watch and Clock Factory of "Molnija": Clock & Watch Factory "Molnija" is one of the biggest and eldest factories in Russia. It is situated in the center of the South Urals in the city of Chelyabinsk. Chelyabinsk is surrounded by numerous lakes and wild forests. For its beautiful nature people call this region "Russian Switzerland". Watch production is another feature that South Urals and Switzerland have in common. Chelyabinsk region is one of the largest regions in the middle of Russia known for its talented masters. If you return back to the history of Russia you'll see that Russian Tzars always invited masters from Urals when they wanted to get unique and beautiful things for their palaces or presents to other countries. This region is also called "Gate between Europe and Asia". The factory was established on November 17, 1947. At first main products were wristwatches, pocket watches, mechanical table clocks and unique technical clocks for tanks and submarines ordered and paid by Soviet Union Department of Defense. From the end of 50-s and up to the present time the main product of the factory is mechanical 18 jewels pocket watches "Molnija". The factory produces mechanical pocket watches "Molnija" and movements caliber 3602/3603. The cases for watches are made of "German silver", polished, plated with chrome, etc., decorated with enamels or hand-made enamel paintings. "Molnija" movement has 18 jewels, steel lever pallet escapement, off-centre small second, free-screw balance, shock resistant balance staff. Eighty percent of work is done by hand. All parts for pocket watches, except jewels and accessories (chains and packaging) are produced by the factory itself. "Molnija" watches are more than watches: they do not just show Time, they tell you exciting stories about people, events, feelings. The factory's main collections are the following: "Nature", "Classics", "Victory", "Sport", "History", "Who is who", "Religions", etc. Molnija pocket watch can be a nice Russian souvenir and inexpensive watch gift idea for many occasions. The "Molnija" watch factory exports its products to France, Germany, Hong Kong, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, USA. Among the constant clients there are Administration of the President of Russia, Russia Trade Chamber of Commerce, Military Forces of Russia, etc. Today "Molnija" produces such types of pocket watches: pocket watches with enamel, classic pocket watches and skeleton pocket watches.
Please remember that vintage watches have survived for many decades by being treated well. Vintage watches are not for wearing while doing yard work, working out, or swimming. Vintage watches cannot keep time like their quartz cousins and will need altering on average between +-2 to +-5 mins per day. They are a little more destructible than modern watches. Vintage watches also require periodic service and cleaning. Every couple of years, they would like their 20,000 mile checkup, oil change, and general service. By taking care of your vintage watch, you will have years of great service, and a quality heirloom to pass to another generation.
All Pictures are Actual, you Receive what you See!All used Pictures do Show the Actual Watch they are heavily enlarged, like under an Magnifying Glass, they do not hide anything, please take an close look. The Watch Looks Much Better in Reality than in the Pictures!
Shipping and Payment Details
Attention! Please Pay within 5 bisiness days. If You do not pay within 5 days, Item will be re- listed and You may receive Negative response!
Shipping:Winner adds funds for shipping Worldwide by Air Registered Regular Post (shipping and handling to all locations in the world is US $15)
Note! I always send the package as a Gift. We can combine shipping charges with other sale wins (in this case add $8 for each additional item). All items are shipped the next day after payment is received, Monday through Friday. Delivery takes as a usual 12-26 business days. Delivery to Italy, Mexico, Malaysiatakes as a usual till 30 business days. If the item did not come, then the refund only for loss after 70 days from date of shipment! This time needed for the finishing of the post service investigation process.
Return Policy:100% Satisfaction Guarantee for All of my Watches. If you're not satisfied with your purchase, contact me, and it will be a pleasure to discuss with you to resolve the situation. I always refund unsatisfied buyers who contact me. I also consider any other arrangement that you may want to take with me. If an Item you ordered is received damaged or defective, I will Refund you the price you paid for it. NO OTHER REASON FOR RETURNING EXCEPT THE ABOVE MENTIONED IS CONSIDERED! CU: Vintage Watches are Very Delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage. To clarify all my items are Vintage or Antique and as such should Not be expected to be like a New or Quartz watch in any way whatsoever! Please bear in mind that you are buying a used watch and it will require service at some point in time. Attention! We can work only under the following version: The Buyer returns to me a Item, ...I receive it (Item for returning must have the original tags and packing, otherwise it won't be accepted!) and then I at once return money to the Buyer! Return shipping charges are the responsibly of the purchaser. I want you to feel Safe and Satisfied with the purchase of your item on .
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Vintage Military Aviator Type Laco Molnija '50 Gigantic Massive Heavy Wristwatch: $120