Vintage Brass-Rimmed Vostok Russian Submarine Clocks
£400.00 (inc VAT)
Vintage Russian submarine clocks – two available (see images) in this shipment – both with the extra-rare brass rim.
Beautifully designed, iconic collectible timepieces that are increasingly disappearing from circulation.
The hour and minute hands are original and painted black; one clock features a red second hand. Both are date-stamped, visible when the clock face is opened up (clock with second hand March 1982; clock without second hand April 1983).
The clockwork mechanism is wound by a key, inserted into the hole above the number 6. To access this, the face is opened up using the same key, by turning a quarter turn in a hole on the side.
Either side of the number 6 are the Russian words ‘sdelano v SSSR’, which translates as Made in USSR (the former Soviet Union – later versions show ‘sdelano v Rossiya’, manufactured after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991). The long Russian word below the spindle on one of the clocks translates to “Antimagnetic”.
Each clock has a 12-jewel movement and runs for approximately seven days on a full wind (be careful not to over-wind).
These were originally painted on-board submarine: usually a brown or khaki colour. Ours have been stripped and polished back to the aluminium, though the original colour can be glimpsed on the rear of the clock.
Each submarine clock weighs 2 Kg with a diameter of 21 cm and a depth of 7.5 cm.