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Serkisof (Turkey)

Serkisof (occasionally Serkjsof) was a wholesale importer established under the Ottoman Empire in Istanbul, Turkey. Since the 19th century, Serkisof has been the exclusive supplier of watches to the Turkish National Railways (TCDD). Serkisof pocket- and wristwatches were a common gift from for retired employees from the Turkish Railways. Serkisof also imported/produced watches for the consumer market; those from the USSR were identical to domestic Soviet watches aside from the brand on the dial.

(Sources: 1, 2)

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