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Soviet vintage tidbits

3966 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Soviet vintage from the 50’ – 80’ and vintage style prints. NEW arrivals every day. Stay tuned! We offer express shipping services: 2-3 working days worldwide.


Last updated on Jan 2, 2017

Soviet vintage from the 50’ – 80’ and vintage style prints. NEW arrivals every day. Stay tuned! We offer express shipping services: 2-3 working days worldwide.

Soviet Era

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

jadejiaxue on Apr 19, 2017

2 out of 5 stars

Mine came with bad quality straps, which broke after only 2 hrs of wearing. The customer service was great, but the new straps I received was much narrower and thinner, and I had to go to a watch shop to replace them. Such a pity!


Soviet responded on Apr 20, 2017

Dear customer, you got premium quality strap replacement, the same size as before (the straps size is standardized Worldwide). And, yes it is thinner about 2 microns, because leather is much better and will serve for a long time.


trudyward2 on Apr 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very pleased with this pretty small wind-up watch (which I'd ordered as an interim backup for times when the battery on my regular watch dies). It works perfectly, and it's so pretty I've been wearing it in place of my regular watch.

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Soviet vintage shop

One day I and my friend were sitting at a bar in London. It had been a while since we had seen each other so I was hoping that we would catch up on each other’s lives but she talked non-stop about some miraculous store Etsy where she would like to start selling her items. She kept talking and I kept nodding my head keeping a close eye on my watch so that we leave on time to catch the metro. At that time it seemed that I was not focused on what she was saying but I was mistaken. When I came back to Lithuania, the first thing I did was turn on my computer and search for Etsy. What I saw on the computer screen exceeded all my expectations. I was instantly obsessed with the thought of joining the online marketplace. I started browsing Etsy for several hours a day. I was totally convinced that I will make it. I was 100 percent sure. When my husband learnt about my plans, he gave me a reserved smile. He is still smiling but now his smile is much more enthusiastic because in a few months he got involved in the store’s trading process on a full-time basis.

As I remember, the first item purchased from my store was a toy: a dachshund my father brought to me from Saint Petersburg 20 years ago. It was bought by a couple from New Jersey who wrote to me: “Welcome to Etsy”. I got so excited that I was unable to choose a properly sized box for the dog at the postal office and it turned out to be too big. I kept repacking and unpacking the doggie as I was scared that its tail would break during the shipment.

I’ve always been fascinated with vintage things because they seem to have a soul. If music physically makes air particles move, then an old item have a similar effect on your imagination. If the imagination touches the deepest parts of your soul, it means you actually need this item. There is a category of people who don’t need vintage items because they don’t know what to do with them. They only see a point in owning new and super trendy stuff. I also had this craze during my teenage years but now I only appreciate things that are durable and of good quality and even a bit shabby, mixed with flavors of time and sentiments.

In a few years, Etsy changed my opinion about people from other countries of the world. I had to redefine my understanding of customer service. Ironically, recently it has been increasingly difficult for me to go to a shopping centre and buy a totally new item. They don’t make sense to me. I don’t feel them. They cannot make my imagination travel to different places and times. I believe that we are truly free when we are able to make our considerations and choices independently. This is what I would like to wish us all when making our life decisions, or when you are about to open your small online store with several shelves.


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Shop members

  • Ed

    Owner, Vintage Lover, Art Historian And Photographer.

  • Don

    Owner, Curator, Graphic Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on April 2, 2017
I'm an art historian and have a fondness for finding beautiful vintage pieces and resurrecting them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
By placing an order at SovietEra shop the customer accepts the terms and conditions.

We prefer payment via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal, we also accept credit card payments. Orders, which aren`t paid within 5 days, are automatically cancelled.

Please note: We can reserve items for 3 days -- if you need a bit longer-- be sure to let us know.
All packages are shipped within three days after receiving payment. We prefer International registered/recorded mail to ship all orders.

You can choose between 3 delivery methods. If you prefer the second one, let us know, in order to adjust your item shipping profile:

1. Small letter-post item. It is registered signature required mail (without tracking in some countries). The shipping worldwide takes about 2-4 weeks, and the cost is about 9 - 11 USD.

2. Large letter-post item or parcel. It is registered signature required mail with tracking. The shipping worldwide takes about 5 - 14 days.

3. Express delivery. It is registered signature and phone number required mail with tracking. The shipping worldwide takes about 2 - 3 days.

All our delivery dates are estimates and we cannot guarantee specific deadlines,
particularly to overseas during the holiday rush.
Please note, we cannot be held responsible for any third-party involvement where delays occur to deliveries, but we could help to know parcel status, just convo us.

We ship to the address provided on your “Etsy” account, so make sure it`s accurate. If your package is returned to us due to an incorrect or incomplete address, you must pay all delivery cost to re-deliver your order to a corrected address.

RECIPIENT'S SIGNATURE: For security reasons, deliveries may require a signature upon receipt of order. If you are unable to sign for your parcel, you should receive a card with written information on where and when you should collect it. If you do not collect your parcel within a specified timeframe, the parcel will be returned to us and you will need to arrange with us for a new delivery and pay for the costs incurred in resending the parcel.

Important! The buyer is responsible for any customs duties or fees that may apply.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you`re unhappy with your order for any reason, please, contact us and we`ll do our best to resolve the problem quickly.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, no problem, at SovietEra we know that it may be difficult to make up one’s mind immediately! That’s why with us you have 14 days to return your items!

A refund will be made within 14 days of receiving the returned unused\undamaged, with SovietEra shop tag item. We recommend that you post any returns using a method that is tracable or alternatively obtain a "certificate of Posting”, as we cannot be held responsible for any items without proof of posting.
We do not cover upgrade\express services for return, so please, do not improvise.

Buyer pays return shipping.

CUSTOMIZED items are not returnable.


You may cancel your order after the legal cancel period of 14 days by sending us back a watch. In order to use the voluntary right of return you have to send back watch undamaged and in his original condition with the original packaging (the photos of the watch required). The voluntary right of return does not apply on gift vouchers.

RETURN WATCHES within 14 days valid ONLY for EU countries, because of customs fees we have to pay for every returned watch.

The warranty time for a vintage watch is 3 months. The warranty repair service is only in Lithuania. The warranty is void if the watch has been damaged by accident, negligence, unauthorized service by our shop.

If your watch breaks down after the warranty period, please contact us. We are happy to help to fix watch, to clean it or to replace parts. No refunds\returns after wearing a watch more than 3 months.
Additional policies and FAQs
Express shipping: Once you’ve ordered an item, it can be quite frustrating to wait for days and days before receiving your parcel. And since client satisfaction is our top priority, we aim to provide you with top-notch delivery service - 2-3 working days Worldwide.