Saturn / Сатурн

After World War II, the Chistopol Watch Factory focused heavily on wristwatch production. This lead to a proliferation of discrete brands in the 1950s, all powered by Chistopol movements. These brands included Almaz, Chaika, Druzhba, Kama, Kolos, Mir, Pobeda, Raduga, Rubin, Saturn, Sputnik, Uran, Volna, Vostok, and Yantar.

The Saturn brand (Сатурн, named after the ringed planet) was produced in the late 1950s and early 1960s, at the height of the Space Race. These were among the only commercial Soviet watches to feature a day (but no date) complication. The day wheel turns once every 12 hours, so each day is written on the day wheel twice. Another unique feature of Saturn watches is brand logo which works together with the date magnifier to complete the design aesthetic. Few other Soviet watches are so reliant on a specialty crystal to interact with the dial design in this way.

The Saturn brand was discontinued in 1964, when the vast majority of brands from the Chistopol Watch Factory were consolidated under a single trademark: Vostok.

Saturn / Сатурн
Saturn / Сатурн

Caliber: 2604 (17 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Saturn / Сатурн
Saturn / Сатурн

Caliber: 2604 (17 jewels) Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Saturn / Сатурн
Saturn / Сатурн

Caliber: 2604 (17 jewels) Model: 197ЧН Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Saturn / Сатурн
Saturn / Сатурн

Caliber: 2604 (17 jewels) Model: 197ЧН Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Saturn / Сатурн
Saturn / Сатурн

Caliber: 2604 (17 jewels) Model: 197ЧН, Design II Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Saturn / Сатурн
Saturn / Сатурн

Caliber: 2604 (17 jewels) Model: 197ЧН, Design II Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Saturn / Сатурн
Saturn / Сатурн

Caliber: 2604 (17 jewels) Model: 197ЧН, Design II Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Saturn / Сатурн
Saturn / Сатурн

Caliber: 2604 (17 jewels) Model: 197ЧН, Design III Year: 1950s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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