lunes, 25 de mayo de 2009
domingo, 24 de mayo de 2009
jueves, 21 de mayo de 2009
1942, July 1, in Chistopol, watch factory NK MV 835, is created on the basis of the Second Moscow watch factory and DOS factory, manufacturing products for needs of frontlines.
1943, Release of K-43 men's watch, and instrument production is begun. The machine-tool construction for watch manufacture is organized.
1949, Serial release of a K-26 "Pobeda" man's watch, wall-mounted ship clocks with a luminous dial, clocks for a/m "ZiM", "Volga", "Pobeda", wall-mounted and street industrial clocks are begun.
1950, The factory has started construction of own industrial buildings.
1952, The factory released of "Kama" shock-proof watches in water-proof case, clock devices for various branches of a national economy.
1957, Release of precision watches: K-28 "East", "Mir", "Volna", "Saturn", "Cosmos" with lateral and central second hands, a lens and shock-proof movement is mastered. Export of Chisopol watches has increased 7 times.
1962, Chistopol Watch Factory is awarded the gold medal of the Leipzig international fair; Komandirskie watches are developed and manufacturing begins; Chistopol watch factory became the official supplier of these watches to the Ministry of Defence of the USSR.
1968, Release of Amphibian" watch; Since 1969, all watches are manufactired under the "Vostok" trademark, and the Chistopol Watch Factory is now referred to as "Vostok Watch Factory"
1972, Release of a new 24 calibres man's watch with a numerical calendar, a double calendar, and an automatic movement; Watches are exported to 54 countries of the world.
1976, Cosmonaut G. Grechko presents the "Vostok" watch which has visited space to the Factory.
1980, This year the factory manufactures 4.5 million pieces; All production is deemed the "first" and "supreme" categories of quality.
1986, Release of water-meters, tahografov accustoms, release of manometers are begun. The factory passes in the Ministry of the radioindustry. Chistopol faculty “Vostok” of Kazan Aircraft University is opened.
1989, The factory passes to self-financing, in 1990 - on rent. The assortment of watches is annually updated on 70%, release of watches with custom-made symbolics is mastered. Export of watches increases.
1992, The factory passes under jurisdiction of Republic Tatarstan and becomes an Open Joint Stock company. The majority of watches are exported to Italy, USA, Switzerland. In USA the greatest popularity was received with "Desert storm" watch.
2000, Vostok Watch Makers Inc. is the leader of the domestic watch and clock industry on volumes of release and sales of men's watches. Release of the female watches, an expensive, prestigious man's watch, and a quartz alarm clock are begun.
2001, The factory became the owner of "The Russian National Olympus” the prestigious premium in a nomination "To Technology. A science" and the winner of "The Russian organization of high social efficiency" competition in a branch nomination.
2004, The company "Koliz Vostok Co. Ltd" was founded as a joint venture between the Russian movement- and watch-maker "Vostok Watch Maker Inc." and the Lithuanian enterprise "Koliz Ltd." offers the world market a new generation of automatic watches based on the traditional Russian watch-making technology and new designs from Lithuania. The first collection of the new watch brand Vostok Europe was introduced at Basel, Switzerland.
2006, "Amfibia" brand, featuring modern-style diver watches, launched.
2007, Updated Komandirskie debuts to public.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It uses a mainspring, barrel, automatic winder and stem winding like in a mechanical watch to store the watch energy. The conventional escapement is replaced with a device that Seiko calls a Tri-synchro Regulator to regulate the unwinding of the mainspring. The regulator controls the use of the three forms of energy used in the Spring Drive mechanism; the mechanical power of the mainspring, the electrical energy generated from this mechanical power, and the electromagnetic energy that governs the rotation of the glide wheel. The energy produced by the glide wheel is used to power a control circuit and quartz crystal oscillator, which in turn regulates the electro-mechanical braking of the glide wheel.
The glide wheel's speed is sampled 8 times per second (i.e. each time it makes a complete revolution around the regulator) and compared with the reference quartz signal by the circuit. A variable braking force is continuously applied to regulate the glide wheel's frequency. This is the only movement with a time-only feedback (or phase-locked) loop in existence today.
The Tri-synchro Regulator's innovations result in a watch where the hands glide instead of ticking as in a conventional mechanical or quartz watch. This is because the movement never stops as in a traditional escapement, it is slowed to the proper speed by the brake. The movement is specified to 1 second accuracy per day. However, 1-2s per week is commonly reported by owners.The movement is used on the Spring Drive International collection and in some watches of Grand Seiko, CREDOR, GALANTE, IZUL and PROSPEX series. Complications include moon phase, power reserve, chronograph, sonnerie, GMT and calendar functions. These watches are fairly expensive, with the least complicated models costing several thousand dollars. The top of the line Credor Sonnerie in Rose Gold is over $150,000 and can be considered a grande complication. (see collection at http://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/gs/collection/index.html)
- Caja 39 mm x 14 mm grosor
- Cuerda manual con reserva de marcha de 36 horas
- Calibre/movimento Vostok 2414A de 17 rubies
- Corona enroscada
- Fecha a las tres
- Caja de metal con trasera de acero atornillada
- Aleación inoxidable y terminación plata
Raketa watches are considered among Russian watch collectors as one of the higher quality watches. They are known for their 24 hour dials and strong military heritage. Although Raketa manufactures many types of watches including pocket watches. These watches were manufactured up until 1995-6, when the Raketa factory went Bankrupt, its huge inventory is still now being sold off a decade later, a classic reason for bankruptcies is high overhead and an over abundance of inventory. This appears to have been the problem as now the Raketa watches which have been for sale for a decade after the factory closed in bankruptcy are finally getting harder and harder to come by. There is talk about the company emerging from bankruptcy in the near future.
Here is the proud heritage of Raketa dating back to 1935 manufactured by the Petrodvoretz Watch Factory.
In 1701 the stone working factory was founded according to the regulation of the tsar Peter the Great. Since the beginning of the XIX century the factory has been producing the art pieces made of precious and semiprecious stones, conducted diamond cutting.
In 1930 the ruby stars for Moscow Kremlin towers have been produced by the factory. In 1932, on the base of that factory, the "Plant N1 was open. It was fit for production of precision technical stones.
Since 1935 the factory was manufacturing the products for watch industry.
Since 1954 "Raketa" factory has become the leading watch manufacturer in Russia.
The plant produces clock mechanisms which rank among the most reliable in the world. Mechanisms produced by "Raketa" factory designed to work in extreme conditions. They have been tested under the load that impressed Swiss specialists. The unique clock mechanisms on 16 ruby stones are of high rate of precision and reliability. These mechanisms are admitted in Europe and in Japan.
In 1972 in the International Leipzig Exhibition in Germany, "Raketa" factory gained the First Place in the tuff competition with the best world watch manufactures.
In 1984 "Raketa" had a success on the European Exhibition in Bulgaria.
In 1994 the factory was given the International reward "Golden Globe" for production of competitive high-quality products and integration in the world's economy. Serial "Raketa's" clock mechanisms are being installed in the watches of companies Seiko, Omega, Orient. The watch factory is located in the city of Petrodvoretz (about 30 km. from St.Petersburg). This small suburban city is more known for its old Palaces Parks and Fountains.
jueves, 14 de mayo de 2009
Como admirador de la relojería tradicional, me apasionan los relojes mecánicos: de cuerda, automáticos, ...
- El reloj de poseer un movimiento mecánico (obvio)
- El reloj debe ser asequible (importante)
- El reloj debe ser de "marca de reloj"
- en primer lugar, se declara firme creyente de que los relojes mecánicos van a tener gran reconocimiento y admiración en los próximos años
- son relojes "limpios" o ecológicos, por los materiales empleados (metal en lugar de circuitos integrados) y su nulo gasto energético (no precisan baterías altamente contaminantes)
- son relojes "eficientes", ya que solamente están en marcha durante su uso (cuando dejamos de utilizarlos y los guardamos en un cajón, en un par de días se paran)
- son relojes "acompasados" al cuerpo humano, que le proporciona la energía cinética necesaria para su movimiento (movimiento de muñeca para carga automática, o la cuerda en el caso de carga manual)
miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2009
Los fabricantes de relojes rusos siguen fieles a la tradición, fabricando relojes de movimiento mecánico.
Este es mi reloj de diario :)
- "Value for Money", o en castellano, ofrece mucho valor para el coste que tienen
- Son diseños extraordinariamente funcionales, sin ornamentos, sencillos y prácticos
- Son muy duraderos; en internet se puede encontrar testimonios de gente que ha llevado un Seiko 5 por más de treinta años.
- Con la maquinaria a la vista
- Con gran mercado para intercambiar, comprar o vender
Reloj Orient extraordinariamente elegante.
- Movimiento mecánico automático Orient calibre 46V (FN)
- 21 rubíes, 40 horas de reserva de marcha
- Día de la semana en inglés, con indicación mañana / tarde ( AM-PM)
- Caja en acero
- Correa de piel negra con costuras blancas
- Sumergible 50m
- Esfera cristal mineral y cristal curvo
- Medidas: 36mm de ancho (sin corona), 45mm de asa a asa y 12mm de grosor
- Peso 65 gr.
Orient, que pertenece al grupo Seiko hoy en día, es uno de los pocos relojeros que siguen apostando por movimientos mecánicos en relojes "populares".
Si valoras los relojes mecánicos, sin circuitos electrónicos ni batería, e impulsados por el movimiento de tu muñeca, te sentirás atraido por esta marca.
La alternativa son los relojes suizos de alta gama, fuera del alcance del bolsillo ...