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Is this a knockoff?

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Hey guys. This is my first post here, so please be gentle lol.
I'm a 15 year old guy that likes to dress classy, so I've been looking for a nice watch to wear along with some of my outfits. I stumbled upon a Russian brand named Pobeda, or "Victory." One model caught my eye. It is the 1MCHZ, a plain faced model. I really like how good of a condition it is in, but my parents insist on telling me it is a knockoff, because the price "wouldn't be so low for a watch that was made in the 1950s." Can you guys help me out here?
Pic related, it's the watch
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Welcome to the forum! It's cheap because there were millions made and still around to collect...a very successful product but not rare. Appears authentic to me although it's hard to tell for sure from just one picture.
Another difference are the classic "necktie" hands which are narrowest at the center of the watch. These Pobedas are identified in part by the writing on the dial and the movements. That picture does not show the writing which should appear under the six and there is no movement picture so it is hard to tell exactly which one it is. Pobedas were made in several Soviet factories with a variety of movements from various factories, too. Quite a few models were made with only subtle differences.
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