The Legendary UNITAS 6497

The Legendary UNITAS 6497

Friday, October 30, 2009


One of the most sought ??! Rare ?? and hard to get watch. It is not sold in the open market but to get this watch you must be an employee of Turkey State Railways. On the dial it is stated TCDD (T.C.D. Demirvollari). In Malaysia you call them Keretapi Tanah Melayu. It was made somewhere in the 70's and signed "Made in USSR" at 6 o'clock. Case material is from stainless steel. Size is 3.5 across x 4.1 from lug to lug. Mechanical movement 35 hrs power reserve, 17 jewels and shock protected. Movement made by Wostok.

K.Serkisoff & co were exclusive suppliers for the Turkish National Railways since 1880. The Ottoman Empire had signed an agreement with K.Serkisoff & Co in 1880. Since then when one gets retired from the railways it is a tradition to give the person a Serkisoff railway watch as a present.

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