Our supplies of these Russian submarine clocks have all but dried up and we have just two for sale, including this unusual and comparatively early version. It features the rare brass rim around the face.
Previous batches typically dated from the 1980s; as seen from the stamp inside the casing, this one dates from April 1974 – the earliest we have come across.
The face design is also unusual, featuring no Vostok branding but the standard Russian wording (translated as Made in the USSR) below the number 6. The face is discoloured and worn – you can clearly see where the person winding the clockwork mechanism kept missing the keyhole with their key!
This would be a far higher price, but for the fact that the clockwork mechanism no longer works, so we have converted this clock to a new electronic mechanism – not that you would notice on the wall – taking one AA battery (supplied).
The face is opened using the same key that once would this timepiece, exposing the face, hands and date markings.
Weight: 2 Kg. Dimensions: 21 cm diameter, 7.5 cm deep.