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I've been looking all over, in this forum and elsewhere, for scans of Soviet-era watch catalogs. I know I've seen them before, but my searches came up empty.

This evening, I found a treasure trove of them in an Italian watch forum. I'm sure this collection is known to many forum regulars, but I figured I'd post the link here for those who may be unaware.

Here's the link to the original forum post in Italian, and here's the Google Translate English version.

Among the catalogs linked from that post, I found the Amphibia I'm wearing this evening.



 

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Yes, to my knowledge, Orologiko.it offers the most complete source of catalogs available, and I think it's better organized than the oft-referenced collection by Antonov (though his is an incredible resource and the most linked-to collection from the Italian webpage).

That said, I've recently been looking into Andrew's fantastic repository (see the English translation HERE). What's unique about his site is the numerous scans from books as well as very early catalogs (pre-1950), many of which I'd never seen before.
 

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Yes, to my knowledge, Orologiko.it offers the most complete source of catalogs available, and I think it's better organized than the oft-referenced collection by Antonov (though his is an incredible resource and the most linked-to collection from the Italian webpage).

That said, I've recently been looking into Andrew's fantastic repository (see the English translation HERE). What's unique about his site is the numerous scans from books as well as very early catalogs (pre-1950), many of which I'd never seen before.
It is very unlikely that the catalog section on Orologiko will be updated anymore. :think:
A few months ago the Soviet/Russian subforum had been disbanded and topics moved to the general "Wristwatches" forum; it has been later reopened but most (if not all) of the most knowledgeable members (*) had left and now it is practically deserted.


IMHO ussr-watch.com is currently the best source by far. :-!




(*) not talking of me, ok? I wasn't even a member there. ;-)
 

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Sticky post or not, I'll be bookmarking the thread for future reference. Thanks for all who added links to additional resources.
 

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Maybe this can help Cataloghi Orologi Sovietici Russi Soviet Russian Watches Catalog Sowjetische Russische Uhren Katalog - cccp-forum.it

The Russian section of orologiko now is 'very quiet' :)
Few regrets, after the events of Easter air was no longer breathable for me and some others
Uh oh -- I don't know what happened at Easter, but we're glad to have you on the WUS bandwagon :)

Thanks for that link, it's even better than the prior Orologiko.it thread! Leave it to the Italians |>
 

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Thanks. Is there a way you can add a list of files inside this big archive?
When I have a little bit of time I think I'll compile a list. If you already downloaded the archive and wish to compile it yourself, and share with us, I will add it right away.
 

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Hello,

I tried to find every rusian watch catalog possible, and compiled an archive. There are some duplicates I believe, but I think I have everything that is already available on the internet in one place.

Download link: 2.5 GB file on MEGA

Regards.
For someone like me just starting out collecting this is a blessing. I cannot thank you enough for all the hard work this clearly represents.

I'd also like to add if you or anyone else adds to this archive that we also add it individually to this thread. That way no one will need to download the archive repeatedly and search for the additions each time something is added.
 

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I came across a seller on eBay who was offering a supposedly unseen catalog, that had never been publicly published, for a few bucks via digital download.

It's titled "1990 - 2000 Luch Tshaika Vostok Slava"

So I bought it and am happy to share it for free :D there was no mention of not sharing it.

 
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