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Volna / Волна

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. In 1964, the vast majority of these brands were consolidated under a single trademark: Vostok.

The Volna brand (Волна, meaning "wave") began production in 1957, featuring a sloping, curved-lug case in both chrome and gold, as well as a variety of dial variations. All Volna watches employed the caliber 2809A movement. This caliber was based on the chronometer-grade Vostok 2809, and is identical in all ways except for the color of the movement (not gold) and accuracy (not chronometer grade). 

The Volna brand was discontinued in 1964. Watches with a similar design would continue to be produced throughout the 1960s, but always bearing the Vostok brand name on the dial. 

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