Mayak / Маяк

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 Mayak brand (Маяк, meaning "lighthouse") was produced primarily by Petrodvorets Watch Factory, but also by First Moscow Watch Factory. It's generally possible to tell which factory manufactured a given Mayak, as Petrodvorets usually put their company logo on the dial, while 1MWF omitted this feature. All watches relied on the caliber 2603 movement, a shockproofed version of the ubiquitous Pobeda caliber. 

The Mayak 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.

Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Export model, Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Majak
Majak

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Export model, Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1124К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: Q2-1957 Notes: 6th World Festival of Youth and Students, First Moscow Watch Factory

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Mayak "Festival"
Mayak "Festival"

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: Q2-1957 Notes: World Festival of Youth and Students commemorative, First Moscow Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-57К Year: 1950s Notes: First Moscow Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-56К Year: 1950s Notes: First Moscow Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1123К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1118К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1117К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1116К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-1121К Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-187К Year: 1950s Notes: First Moscow Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Petrodvorets Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-186К Year: 1950s Notes: First Moscow Watch Factory

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Mayak / Маяк
Mayak / Маяк

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Model: ЧН-39К Year: 1950s Notes: First Moscow Watch Factory

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