Yup, that's it, alright. It's completely invisible to the naked eye, but after reading your post, I took out my +20 glass and looked again. Sure enough, I could just make out the faintest outline of the hammer & sickle.Maybe the red faded.
Actually, that isn't mine. I didn't have a camera when I posted so I grabbed an image off eBay and didn't take care to find one from the same era.Interesting.....yours is "post Soviet" (as Watch22 points out there is no "Made in USSR"-- Сделано в СССР--). One wonders if the dial is a misprint (since it is missing the hammer & sickle and the Vostok trademark "B") or if this was done intentionally. Either way, the red layer of printing is missing leaving only the ghostly outline of the hammer & sickle. Interesting indeed.
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