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Sturmanskie Gagarin 2609/3705126 Watch

Sturmanskie Gagarin 2609/3705126 WatchSturmanskie Gagarin 2609/3705126 Watch
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Sturmanskie Gagarin 2609/3705126 Watch

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  • Model: Gagarin 2609/3705126 Watch
  • Shipping Weight: 250lbs
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DESCRIPTION

The watch case, increased to 40 mm, so simple
and concise at first glance, has its recognizable
plasticity. Strict eyelets are bent downwards,
which makes the case very ergonomic. Spherical
glass of a vintage form with two radiuses visually
makes the case thinner.
The watch movement – cal.2609, mechanical
with manual winding. Functional concise dial
in retro style with accurately reproduced watch
indexes is determined in three shades: black,
beige, ivory.
A relief with a portrait of Yuri Gagarin is on the
back cover.



The young Soviet Russia was in dire need of
watches for the army, navy, population. To
solve this problem in 1927 the Council of Labor
and Defense adopted a resolution “About the
organization of watch production in the USSR “.
In 1930, in the shortest possible time the First
watch factory was built. It was a priority that
has been given all the necessary resources and
the best specialists, and in just a few years the
development and production of several of its own
calibers and models of watches was established.
The Progress was impressive: in the pre-war time
the First watch factory produced aircraft watches,
stopwatches, navigation wrist watches with
stopwatch, automobile clocks, nautical watches,
deck watches and other.
In 1949, the production of «Sturmanskie» watches
was mastered. These watches were made by
special order of the air force and did not appear
in the free market. They were issued to pilots of
combat aircraft, together with the diploma of the
flight school. Moreover, by the end of the pilot’s
service the special Commission decided, whether
he deserved to keep this watch for memory or
not. The unique watch mechanism allowed the
pilots of plane groups to synchronize their actions
and, thus, to accurately perform complex joint
maneuvers.

Yuri Gagarin took the «Sturmanskie» watch, made
by special order, into space on April 12, 1961. In
weightlessness the watch worked flawlessly.
Later this legendary watch was transferred to the
factory museum.
And later, in 1963, the first woman-cosmonaut
Valentina Tereshkova flew into space with the
«Sturmanskie» watch.
Since 1961 the «Sturmanskie» have been
the official watch of the Soviet and Russian
cosmonauts, which helped in difficult situations,
withstanding severe tests in zero gravity,
magnetic fields, extreme shocks, vibrations and
temperatures.

 

Movement Poljot 2609
•Manual winding, 17 jewels
•Hours, minutes, seconds
•Mineral glass
•Stainless steel case
•Diameter 40 mm
•Height 10,63 mm
•3 atm water resistant
•Leather strap in black
•Width 20 mm
•Limited to 2000 pcs