2.0182 WOSTOK USSR – Chinese Treaty of Friendship Commemoration Watch, 32mm, Russia, Circa 1959

£160.00

Rare, vintage Wostok watch dating to 1959. The dial is a commemoration of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance, established 1950. Unusually shaped, 6-sided 32mm chrome case. Original, intricately painted dial featuring gold Chinese lettering and design of a building surrounded by birds. A very rare find and in great condition, with only some wear on the casing. The watch has undergone full servicing with disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a 12-month warranty and 16mm new brown genuine leather strap.

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Key Features

This vintage Wostok watch is a very rare and fascinating piece of history. Dating to approximately 1959 (according to a stamp on the movement bearing this date), the watch is a commemoration of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance – an agreement of friendship between China and the Soviet Union which was established in 1950. The chrome case is an interesting, unusual shape, while the dial is decorated with the sketch of a Chinese style building surrounded by birds, with shining gold painted Chinese indices around the outer edge. Upon first glance it is impossible to take in every careful detail hidden on the dial, but on closer inspection one will notice the incredible craftsmanship of the delicate drawings, and lovely gold lettering.

There are even fake replica versions this model, as it is popular and historic value so high. However, this timepiece is an entirely genuine model produced in 1959.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. Comes with a new, genuine leather strap in brown.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Original case with unusual six sided shape.
  • Chrome.
  • Mineral crystal.
  • Stainless steel bayonet-lock caseback.
  • Dust-proof.
  • Simple winding crown with pull-out function.
  • Black, snakeskin style genuine leather strap.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 32 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 34 mm.
  • Full height 41 mm.
  • Thickness 9 mm.
  • Strap width 16 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original painted dial with blue and gold tones.
  • Gold tone painted Chinese indices.
  • Small seconds subdial at numeral 6 position.
  • Gold tone tapered hands with red lume.

Movement

  • Russian-made movement.
  • Wostok 2602 caliber.
  • 17 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Bridges with Geneva wave.
  • Satin-brushed wheels with stars engraved.
  • Polished screws.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

Wostok Movement Specs.

More Information About the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance.

About the Vostok Watch Brand.

Vostok Official Website.

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Case material

Chrome

Dial tone

Painted

Origin

Russia

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1950