Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between a normal watch and a chronograph?

A chronograph is a complicated mechanical timekeeper unifying two functions within one watch, a normal function for telling the time and a stop watch. The stop watch can be started and stopped by pressing the pushers on the case‟s side. The upper pusher is for starting and stopping the chronograph function while the lower one is for resetting the hands back to zero. The work of the stop watch is indicated by the central seconds hand and the minute counter scale in the small sub dials.

  • What is the quick date setting?

For many Russian watches the so-called “quick date setting” is used in order to set or change the date. It works by moving the hands first clockwise and then anti-clockwise between 23:00 hours p.m. and 3:00 hours a.m. and continue the same operation until the desired date is displayed.