Sturmanskie: Brand Information
Updated 29 Apr 2009 by Editor, RussianWatchGuide.com
See also Volmax
Sturmanskie (also called Shturmanskie) enjoys the prestige of being the first watch in outer space. Russian cosmonaut Juri Gagarin wore a Sturmanskie when he become the first man in space on April 12, 1961.
Sturmanskie watches are still manufactured and sold today, though they have been updated considerably for the current market.
Gagarin's Sturmanskie was a small, basic mechanical watch. Today's Sturmanskies, manufactured by Volmax, are larger, heavier and generally have more complications. Dozens of different models are available, including Gagarin commemorative models. Many are automatic chronographs.
Sturmanskie watches use a variety of mechanical movements including the following calibres: 2614, 2623, 26669, 3133 and 31681.
Sturmanskie watches retail for between $100 and $900.
Where to Buy
You can buy Sturmanskie watches online from a number of retailers. See Where to Buy a Russian Watch and Best Prices, Deals & Special Offers.
The official site for Volmax (the company that makes Sturmanskie watches) is www.aviatorwatch.ru/
There's more information on Volmax and Sturmanskie here.
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