Leningrad / Ленинград

In 1954, by decree of the government, the First State Precision Jewel Factory (ТТК-1) was formally renamed “Petrodvorets Watch Factory” with the intention of producing high-quality pocket and wristwatches for men. This lead to a proliferation of discrete brands in the second half of the 1950s, all powered by Petrodvorets movements. These brands included Baltika, Leningrad, Mayak, Neva, Russia, Start, and Svet. 

The Leningrad brand (Ленинград) was manufactured only for a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The line of watches were named after town in which the Petrodvorets Watch Factory was born. The Leningrad brand was quite prolific, with numerous dial designs, including some rare Sputnik commemoratives. These watches utilized the Petrodvorets caliber 2608 movement with central second hand, a complication which was quite advanced at the time.

The Leningrad brand was retired around 1962, when the vast majority of Petrodvorets Watch Factory brands were consolidated under a single trademark: Raketa. Similar watches continued to be produced thereafter, but only under the Raketa name.

Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1126К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1126К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1127К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1130К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1129К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1129К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1128К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-348К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-348К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Leningrad / Ленинград
Leningrad / Ленинград

Caliber: 2608 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1125К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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