Kolos 2602 Chistopol Vostok USSR 1960s
Soviet mechanical watch Kolos 2602 Chistopol Vostok USSR 1960s
Movement: Chistopol Watch Factory (Vostok) 2602 with 15 ruby jewels. Side second hand.
Diameter 30 mm.
Chrome plated case. Gilded hands and numbers. Stainless steel caseback. Organic glass.
Made in USSR (1960s).
The Kolos brand (referring to cereals in which the flowers are located along the end of the stem, i.e. wheat) was produced in the 1950s and early 1960s. This line of watches was powered by rudimentary 15 jewel caliber 2602 movements and featured a number of unique dial designs, including elegantly embossing and detailed textures. The octagonal cases were also unique and included an unusually-narrow 14 mm lug width.
The Kolos brand was retired in 1964, when the vast majority of brands from the Chistopol Watch Factory were consolidated under a single trademark: Vostok. Similar watches continued to be produced for a few more years in the 1960s, but only under the Vostok brand.