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These pics are courtesy of Nene. They were published on another forum two years ago, then re-published ("mirrored", as we should say in English) one year after on another forum by other people for commercial purposes.

Now i asked to Nene to give me again the original scans to put them in the most appropriate place (WUS). Most part of Italian readers probably already know these articles and ads, but i think it will be interesting also for non-Italian people.

Here some ads:

Poljot. Translation:
Here are the famous Poljot watches. The watches that are Russian inside and Russian outside. With chronograph or with mechanical alarm. The firsts on the Italy's wrist."



Raketa. Translation:
"Watch, in Russian, is written as "Paketa", but it is read as "Raketa". And in Italian it reads as "fashion"! Because fashion today comes from East - from a new Russia that surprises, entertains, conquests us. Paketa, five models of watches, all originals, uniques, Russians. For the first time, they trespassed the border, only for us...it's a pity to not buy them all! "



Vostok. This is exactly the wonderful advertising that made me fell in love with Russian watches in 1988, when i was a kid (i remember that the ad was printed on a page of "Gente Motori",a car magazine). Here the description is more technical and easily understandable. Note that the watch is a 3AKA3 u-Boot.
Translation of the left column:
"The Soviet submarines fleet is the bigger in the world, and it's one of the pivotal points of the Red Army. The Russian tradition about these machines is very old, although the invention of the submarine is assigned to English people in 1624, the Russian engineer Dzeveckij created, in 1884, the first electric-powered submarine. During the Second World War, the Red Fleet had more submarines quite than classic warships.



Slava. No description for these watches, they were imported in Italy, but in smaller quantity and with less interest by the distributors.



A big "thank you" to Nene, who had the patience to scan many stuff from old Italian magazines.
 

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Old article from the "OROLOGI E NON SOLO" magazine about Raketa watches (i need time to translate it). Courtesy by Nene.







 

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Thank you for sharing! I love your avatar too!
 

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Another marvelous historical resource!

Thank you!
 

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Another marvelous historical resource!

Thank you!
Thanks especially to Nene, he's the supplier of those scans.

I had precise memory of the ads (especially the Vostok one) that led me to this eternal passion for Russian watches. If i'm not wrong, i have talked about that Vostok advertising several years ago, but i never was able to find a magazine with that ad.

Also, i did a mistake. Years ago and recently, i have said that Vostok watches in the '80s were distributed by Mirabilia, instead that company imported only Poljot and Raketa. Distributor of Vostok watches was Time Trend Italia.
 

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Thank you, Michele!

Last week I bought one of them! :p
My watchmaker has still a very little lot of those watches, imported in Italy in the last 80-ies; and I 've got the Komandirskie. A real NOS! The prices have been raised, though :roll:

 

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Thank you Michele for have re-posted on this forum the scans of the old articles I have sent you.

You have illustrated them better than I could do myself

Ciao, Nene:thanks :-!
 

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Thanks Michele and Nene, they are veritable historical records :-!

Vaurien, NOS white dial Komandirskie... that's a great find indeed. I think I'd prefer it to most other military-themed ones. Having been sitting still for twenty years, I hope your watchmaker gave it a check-up before selling it to you though :)
 

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Thank you Michele and Nene for your pictures, I saw some of them elsewhere, but others are completely new to me.

Congratulations Vaurien for your Red Star, I really wish to have one myself.
 

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I love these posts.

Thanks Nene and Michele :-!
 

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Thanks Nene & Michele for sharing. I see the Raketa Copernicus was worthed 100.000 lire at that time. How much in euro?

Best regards
José
 
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