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In 1959, First Moscow Watch Factory developed the first *Soviet Wrist alarm clock "signal" 2612 . THIS IS ONE OF THE FAVORITES FOR MILITARY 1059 - 1979
*MOVEMENT IS EXACT TO SWISS AS 1475
OK, YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ A BUNCH OF WRITING. BUT, THERE ARE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF SIMILAR WATCHES ON AND OFF THE BAY. WHAT MAKES THIS ONE WORTH IT? THE FACT IT IS A FIRST SERIES OF ALARM WATCHES [BUILT FROM COPYNG THE SWISS AS1475] IN 1959. IT WAS CELIBRATED IN 1969 A PERIOD THE US WAS INVOLVED IN VIETNAM WITH THE SOVIETS BACKING OUR FOE. THEN AGAIN IN 1979., WHEN THE SOVIET "SPETANAZ" [SPECIAL FORCES OF THE KGB] INVADED AFGHANISTAN TO ELIMINATE ITS LEADER SHIP. ....WHICH IT DID.
IN ONE DAY 1979:
DURING THIS TIME, SOVIET SPECIAL FORCES,IN OPERATION STORM 333, TOOK CONTROL OF AFGHANISTAN. OPERATION STORM 333 OCCURRED DECEMBER OF 1979 AND WOULD BECOME THE OPENING SALVO FOR A TEN YEAR WAR; WITH THE CIA AND COVERT US MILITARY FORCES TURNING THE TABLE BY BECOMING THE FOE OF THE SOVIETS...
TOP CROWN WINDS ALARM SPRING
WE HAVE TWO CORK AND LEATHER STRAPS WITH PRETTY TOUGH PROPERTIES. ACTUALLY CORK SPECIALLY TREATED TO LAST LIKE LEATHER.
ONE SET IS LIKE NEW. THE OTHER.
SPORTS A SOLID THICK CASE WITH ORIGINAL EASY TO READ MILITARY DIAL & AN ORIGINAL MINT HASHED SECONDS CHAPTER RING\
RATHER HAVE A LEATHER STRAP
ABOVE IS A CLEAN NEW NON-SIGNED CORK
HERE SHE IS MOUNTED ON A ROCK
ANOTHER PIC LET ROCK KNOW IF YOU DESIRE A
YOU MAY WANT TO KEEP THE SIGNED STRAP
OPERATION STORM 33
Hafizullah Amin (1 August 1929 27
December 1979) was an Afghan politician and statesman during the Cold War. Amin was born
in Paghman and educated at Kabul University, after which he started his career as a
teacher. After a few years in that occupation, he went to the United States to study. He
would visit the United States a second time before moving permanently to Afghanistan, and
starting his career in radical politics. He ran as a candidate in the 1965 parliamentary
election but failed to secure a seat. Amin was the only Khalqist elected to parliament in
the 1969 parliamentary election, thus increasing his standing within the party. He was one
of the leading organizers of the Saur Revolution which overthrew the government of
Mohammad Daoud Khan.
On December 27, 1979, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) launched its intervention in Afghanistan. That evening, the Soviet military launched Operation Storm-333, in which some 700 troops, including 54 KGB spetsnaz special forces troops from the Alpha Group and Zenith Group, stormed the Palace and killed President Hafizullah Amin, who resided there.
(Alpha Group's veterans called Operation Storm-333  one of the most successful in the group's history and a commemorative watch was issued on the 10th year  anniversary which also marked the End Of The Soviet Afghanistan War!) .
Operation Storm-333 was the code name of the Soviet special forces operation on 27 December 1979 in which Soviet special forces stormed the Tajbeg Palace in Afghanistan and killed President Hafizullah Amin and his 200 personal guards while seizing the Ministry of Interior building, the Internal Security (KHAD) building, and the General Staff building (Darul Aman Palace).
Taking part in the operation were 24 men from "Thunder" unit of Alpha Group, GRU, and 30 operators from a special KGB group Zenith.. There were also 520 men from the 154th Separate Spetsnaz Detachment of the USSR Ministry of Defense, known as the "Muslim battalion" because it consisted exclusively of soldiers from the southern republics of the USSR, and 87 troops of a company of 345 Guards Airborne Regiment. These support troops were not issued armor or helmets, but one of them recalls that a magazine tucked inside his clothes protected him from an SMG bullet. The GRU and KGB units were clad in bullet-proof
Over 700 members of the KGB from the Center and the Periphery dressed in Afghan army uniforms.were also dropped into Kabul to take part in "Operation Agat." Over 100 of the KGB would be killed in the attack on the palace. Such large losses forced Andropov to question the expediency of hanging portraits in mourning frames of heroes killed whilst carrying out their noble international mission in the halls and corridors as this would attract unnecessary attention.
Founded in 1930 under orders from Stalin, the First State Watch Factory was the first Serious Soviet watch and mechanical movement manufacturer.Through it's USA-based trading company Amtorg, the Soviet government bought the defunct Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York in 1929, and the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio. It moved twenty-eight freight cars full of machinery and parts from the USA to Moscow in order to establish the factory. Twenty-one former Dueber-Hampden watchmakers, engravers and various other technicians helped to train the Russian workers in the art of watchmaking as part of the Soviet's First Five-Year Plan
.In 1935 the factory was named after the murdered Soviet official Sergei Kirov AND produced Soviet watch brands including Poljot.
With the Germans closing in on Moscow in 1941, the factory was hurriedly evacuated to Zlatoust . By 1943 the Germans were in retreat, and the factory moved back to Moscow, adopting the "First Moscow Watch Factory" name
Watches and movements produced by the factory always met high quality requirements, because in addition to serving for civil needs they were used to equip the soviet army.
In 1959, First Moscow Watch Factory developed the first Soviet Wrist alarm clock "signal" 2612
On April 12th 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space and the watch he wore was a Poljot!
Russian president selects the Poljot 3133 watch as a government gift.
In 1965 cosmonaut Alexei Leonov wore a FMWF Strela chronograph during his historic first space walk, thus cementing Poljot's place in space history.
Poljot watches have accompanied various astronauts in space journeys from different nations including Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine. The Poljot watch even has a world record for duration of a space adventure
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