An excellent example of a rare pocket watches "Lightning" with a picture on the front cover opening image of the Order of the Red Banner. Watch possess excellent workability with a high degree of accuracy of the dust and shock resistant and features. The watch attached chain, nickel plated, passport and original packaging. If necessary, a separate pocket watch with us you can buy a gift box with a special tray for the body of a pocket watch and chain belt hour. Hours will certainly be a great gift for the lover of original watches bearing the imprint of the illustrious history of our state. Higher image and officially the only combat award of the Order of the Red Banner recalls the very surprising and unusual events. Since the adoption of the Order in 1918, as the highest combat award, in fact, so sometimes speak of him as a military orders of the Red Banner, it was interesting facts. One of them - the presence on military orders image silver hammer and plow. The fact that at the time the Order is still lacking official symbols of the Soviet Republic. It was originally supposed to adopt as a single emblem crossed rifle, the hammer and plow. She was the basis of the composition of the Order. But after a sketch of the first Soviet combat award was approved as the official emblem unexpectedly approved the hammer and sickle. Signs of the Order were already in the works, so we decided not to change anything, and put on top of the star hammer and sickle. So the Red Banner Order inadvertently displayed the evolution of heraldic thinking first Soviet leaders. The first holders of the Order were Vasily Blyukher He was the first holder of the Order of the Red Banner of RSFSR. "Former Sormovskiy worker, chairman of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chelyabinsk he united under his command a few scattered Red Army and partisan detachments, made them legendary transition to fifteen hundred miles to the Urals, driving fierce battles with the Whites" - said in the award documents the Central Executive Committee of 28 September 1918 . For this feat Blucher was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for № 1. The second was SV Panyushkin -revolyutsionny sailor, the security chief of the Smolny, then an employee of the Cheka and the commander of the surplus. Third Philip Kuzmich Mironov. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was the organizer of the red cavalry on the Don, led the regiment, brigade Cavalry Division, then commanded the military force of the 9th and 16th armies, red Cossack Corps. The "Kuzmich," but soon there was friction with the Communists, whom he accused "in the bureaucracy and betraying the interests of the revolution." Mironov was arrested, sentenced to death for treason, but ... October 23, 1919 the Politburo of the Central Committee of the RCP (b) cancel the sentence - the Red Army needed talented and respected commanders. And after ten months in September 1920 was appointed commander of the rehabilitated Kuzmich Second Cavalry Army, which made a decisive contribution to the defeat of the troops Wrangel in the Crimea. Fourth - Nestor (Old Man) Makhno. The document states: "Zadneprovskaya team March 27, 1919 took the port city of Mariupol, breaking the resistance of the Whites and the French squadron, with firmness and courage regiments was unsaid. Seized more than 4 million. Tons of coal and a lot of military equipment. " Capture of the city - an event for 1919 neryadovoe, as under the blows of the Red Brigade Commander collapsed the entire flank of volunteers Denikin, and the situation at the front turned decisively in favor of the Red Army. There is also evidence that receiving the award, Nestor said the following: "I fight not for the Order, and for the victory of the revolution, since I peasant. And now our goal - to defend and protect the victory of the revolution from the white. "