A minty manual wind Sekonda is an excellent, value for money addition to anyone’s collection.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
Watches from this period in Soviet watchmaking are very difficult to date with any accuracy. The movement has a production date of circa 1975, but there is a slip of paper in the box highlighting some quotes from the Trade Descriptions Act. This Act was updated in 1972, and as this paper looks like an afterthought this watch was probably made or retailed shortly after this date.
These USSR built watches are excellent value. As well as being affordable, they offer strong mechanical Swiss lever movements that keep on going (often these were blatant copies of Swiss movements, so yo would expect this.) Inside this watch is a Raketa 2609 HA manually wound calibre with 19 jewels, that is working well. The rest of the watch is excellent, with just some witness marks on the back of the lugs showing it was probably on a metal bracelet at some time. The rich gold dial is difficult to fault, as are the hands. The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, Trade Description Act paper and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 35.7 mm
Width without crown 34.0 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 40.8 mm
Case Thickness 10.3 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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