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Amfibia 20ХХ – CWF Chistopol watch factory (ЧЧЗ)

Amfibia 20ХХ – CWF Chistopol watch factory (ЧЧЗ)

In 1967, in the USSR, the first Amfibia watch was made at the Vostok Chistopol watch factory, which became a landmark object of that era. Professional sailors, divers and submariners chose Amfibia watches for their simplicity and reliability. Fail-safe operation at a depth of up to 200 m in conditions of significant temperature changes, in any aggressive environment – the Amfibia mechanical watch withstood extreme overloads and shocks. These were the requirements.

By the way, specifically by order of the USSR Navy, the Vostok plant produced a military modification of the Amfibia watch, and the watch was tested during fleet exercises on the North Sea. The submarine lay at the bottom at a depth of 120-130 meters, simulating an accident. A team of divers who took part in the rescue of people were equipped with a new Amfibia watch. Both tests and exercises were successful.

In 1975, the Amfibia watch visited space on the Soyuz-17 spacecraft and the station Salute-4.

Amfibia watches were also tested in less exotic, but no less visual ways. They were driven over by heavy vehicles, banged on with a hammer, but the Amfibia watch continued to show the exact time. The accuracy of the Amfibia watch owes much to the Vostok mechanism, and the reliability of the shockproof device of the balance unit owes to the heart of the mechanical watch.

Organized in 1942, the Vostok Chistopol Watch Factory continues to steadily follow traditions – all models of mechanisms have the so-called Swiss anchor descent system, steel anchor wheels and forks, support on ruby stones, a winding clock spring made of special precision alloys. Having collected all the best of the world experience in watch production, the Vostok Chistopol watch factory produces products that can rightfully be called real Russian watches.

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