Saturday, 14 January 2012

Repaired ``Strela`` and Poljot Amphibia returned.


Great to have these two returned,from Stephen Burrage,at Rytetime,as usual he has done a miraculous job.
I posted some time ago about the Strela.
I had sent it to Steve, after,i had managed to source enough parts,out of my spares bin,to repair/restore it.
As usual Steve has done a fantastic job,it now works perfectly,chronograph works as it should,keeps quite excellent time.The one non original item,is the small seconds hand,which had to be sourced else where,i am very pleased with the result,i love these plain dialled 3017`s,and its another old campaigner saved.
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The very Rare Poljot Amphibia,has again been restored to originality,over time.
You may remember i posted about how i fitted correct hands and relumed them,in a previous post.
I sent it to Steve,primarily,because it had never run correctly,so,needed a service,but when Steve started to delve into it,he found that at sometime in the past,the dial had been stuck on!.With great patience and skill,he managed to remove the dial,without damaging it,and has now reattached it correctly,after service,it is now running and keeping time perfectly.This particular Poljot would have been made in a small batch,rite at the end of Poljot production,so who knows,what could have been happening at the factory at the time.

7 comments:

  1. Hey Russ, how are you doing?
    Stellar job with the watches by your watchmaker!
    Love the Amphibia. Never seen this version before :)

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    1. Hello Bio,lovely to hear from you again,i hope you are o.k.
      Thank You. Yes,the Amphibia is very rare,looks great on the wrist.
      Best Regards,
      Russ.

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  2. I'm great Russ, thanks for asking. The Amphibia has been on my wish list for a while now, and I wanted to know what your opinion is on the ones that are available currently. I know you're into vintages, but I thought I'd just inquire ;)
    Thanks and best regards.
    Dhruv

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    1. Dhruv,I think the newer versions are great,although the price of them is creeping up,also,i suppose the current uncertainty,regarding Vostok itself,doesnt help.If the opportunity arose,i would definately buy a new one.
      Best Regards,
      Russ.

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  3. Thanks for the info Russ. I guess it's time to do the research :)

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  4. I wonder if you can recommend a reputable watch repair person for my Poljot Aviator watch. One of the hands (either the hour or minute hand) has broken off. And stopwatch function has never worked properly.

    Please advise. You can email me at melmes2@yahoo.com

    Best,
    Michael

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  5. Hello Michael,
    I will e.mail you.
    Best Regards,
    Russ.

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