Redials / Frankens

In the USSR, there was apparently a thriving underground watchmaking industry which produced counterfeit, knokcoff, and reproduction dials for use on Soviet watches. However, these dials are highly different from the counterfeits we see today, which attempt to mimic a known, collectible style as closely as possible. Rather, these period dials were quite unlike others produced at the time, often with unique brand insignias or original logo designs. These cannot be considered official USSR production, but are interesting in their own way.

Redialed "Raketa"
Redialed "Raketa"

Caliber: 2609 (16 jewels) Year: 1970s Notes: Petrodvorets movement, "little rocket" dial made by Bulgarian watchmaker

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Redialed "Raketa"
Redialed "Raketa"

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1970s Notes: "Little rocket", Petrodvorets movement, dial made by Bulgarian watchmaker

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Redialed "Raketa"
Redialed "Raketa"

Caliber: 2609.I (17 jewels) Year: 1970s Notes: "Little rocket", Petrodvorets movement, dial made by Bulgarian watchmaker

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Redialed "Raketa"
Redialed "Raketa"

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1970s Notes: "Little rocket", Petrodvorets movement, dial made by Bulgarian watchmaker

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Impex
Impex

Caliber: Raketa 2609 (17 jewels) Year: 1970s Notes: Counterfeit watch intended for the Indian market

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Redialed "Sportivnie"
Redialed "Sportivnie"

Caliber: 2634 (17 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: 1MWF movement, hand-painted dial

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Redialed "Mir"
Redialed "Mir"

Caliber: 2209 (18 jewels) Year: 1960s Notes: Chistopol movement

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Redialed "Raketa"
Redialed "Raketa"

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1970s Notes: Petrodvorets movement, hand-painted dial

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Redialed "Vostok"
Redialed "Vostok"

Caliber: 2634 (18 jewels) Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol movement

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Redialed "Pobeda"
Redialed "Pobeda"

Caliber: 2602 (15 jewels) Year: 1960s Notes: 2MWF movement

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Redialed "Junost"
Redialed "Junost"

Caliber: 2609 (16 jewels) Year: 1960s Notes: Petrodvorets movement, hand-made dial

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Redialed "Mayak"
Redialed "Mayak"

Caliber: 2603 (16 jewels) Year: 1960s Notes: Petrodvorets movement, painted dial

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Redialed "Luch"
Redialed "Luch"

Caliber: 2209 (23 jewels) Model: 923xxx Year: 1980 Notes: Minsk Watch Factory, repainted 1980 Moscow Olympics commemorative dial

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Redialed "Start"
Redialed "Start"

Caliber: 2603 (17 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: 2MWF movement, hand-painted dial, aluminum case

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Redialed "Uran"
Redialed "Uran"

Caliber: 2602 (15 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol movement, hand-painted dial

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Redialed "Moskva"
Redialed "Moskva"

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

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