Elektronika / Электроника

Elektronika (Электроника) is the brand name used for many different electronic products built by factories belonging to the Soviet Ministry of Electronic Industry. These included computer systems, calculators, electronic watches, tape recorders, video recorders, portable games, and radios. Some products were exported under various names, including Sekonda and Elorg, and some devices were direct copies of foreign technology.

The watch brand Elektronika was the Soviet response to the advent of quartz technology in the West. The first Elektronika quartz watches appeared in the early 1970s and were based on technology from Western brands such as Pulsar. Early models had very few functions, but as the technology developed, more advanced functions were developed (e.g. chronograph and calendar complications). At least four factories were responsible for the production of Elektronika watches, including Pulsar (Moscow), Angstrem (Zelenograd), Integral (Minsk), and Soyuz (Novosibirsk). The primary factory, Integral Joint Stock Company, continues to make a variety of consumer electronics today.

(Sources: 1, 2, 3)

Elektronika B6-03
Elektronika B6-03

Caliber: 2651 Model: 201009 Year: 1970s Notes: Elektronika 1, "Terminator", NII-Zavod Pulsar Watch Factory (Moscow)

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Elektronika B6-03
Elektronika B6-03

Caliber: 3051 Model: 061004 Year: 1970s Notes; Elektronika 1, "Porthole", NII-Zavod Pulsar Watch Factory

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Elektronika B6-02
Elektronika B6-02

Caliber: 3049 Year: 1970s Notes: Maslennikov Watch Factory (ZIM)

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Elektronika B6-02
Elektronika B6-02

Caliber: 3049 Year: 1970s Notes: First Soviet digital watch module, Maslennikov Watch Factory (ZIM)

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Elektronika 5
Elektronika 5

Caliber: 29367 Model: 1001167 Year: 1980s Notes: Integral Elektronika Factory

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Elektronika 58
Elektronika 58

Caliber: Э-58 Model: 1695xxx Year: 1990s Notes: Minsk Watch Factory

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Elektronika 58
Elektronika 58

Caliber: Э-58 Model: 1695xxx Year: 1990s Notes: Minsk Watch Factory

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Elektronika 5
Elektronika 5

Caliber: 18394 (quartz) Year: 1980s Notes: Children's digital watch, Minsk Watch Factory

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