Central hours, central minutes, central sweeping seconds, date
Country of Manufacture
Russia, Soviet Union
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The Poljot caliber 2416 (2416A) Kosmos is a 29 jewel automatic movement that has been produced in Russia (USSR) since circa 1963/1964. The original version of the 2416 was produced with a central date hand/pointer, then later with a datewheel as shown here. There is also a similar Poljot caliber 2415 (Orbita) without a date.
2416 Dial Side View:
2416 Datewheel View:
Interesting Poljot History:
Poljot was a watch brand the 1960s. Poljot watches were produced by the First Moscow Watch Factory (1MChZ), which was established in the 1930s. Originally known as the First State Watch Factory, this watch manufacturer has roots that can be traced back to American clock and watch companies.
“…the Soviet government bought the defunct Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York in 1929, and the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio. It moved twenty-eight freight cars full of machinery and parts from the USA to Moscow in order to establish the factory. Twenty-one former Dueber-Hampden watchmakers, engravers and various other technicians helped to train the Russian workers in the art of watchmaking as part of the Soviet’s first five-year plan. The movements of very-early products were still stamped “Dueber-Hampden, Canton, Ohio, USA” (examples of these watches are very collectible today).” –source