Sunday, 1 May 2011

Poljot White Paddle handed Strela

Wearing this today,these really are a great looking watch,i have had this watch for several years,bought off a charming Gentleman,from Germany.The watch is in great condition,this version and the Sekonda version often come up for sale on e.bay,they should all have a later movement no` fitted.Late 60`s/70`s earliest.


  1. Hello, I am about to buy a white Poljot strela like you 19722, with a serial number of 04XXX. Does it seem OK to you? On ebay, I also saw the same watch with a 01724 number... What do you think?



  2. Hello Consantine,

    Thats great news you managed to cancel the purchase of the fake Strela.

    The non Cyrillic Strela`s like mine [19722] started to be made from production numbers 10000 to 15000 all the way through to end of production with some slightly differant serifs and fonts.

    Anything under 10000 i would expect to have a Cyrillic dial.The Cyrillic dials were made up to about 20000.

    I hope this helps.

    For a further view check out the watch sites listed under my Favourite watch links section on the right hand side of the blog.

    Good luck on your search.

    Best Regards,

  3. Hi!

    I wrote an email to Mark. The fact is that he has a Sekonda Strela with a black dial holding a 05603 number... ( )

    I could cancel the sale, but before that, I bought this watch and I have some doubts!:,441859604,441859642,441859773,441859749,441859657,441859672,441859806,441859737,441859712,441859832,441859690&formats=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0&format=0

    Anyway, thanks a lot for your help!


  4. Ahh...The beauty of Russian Watch collecting,nothing is set in stone.And Marks site is one of the formost for information.

    The reference i use for 3017 cal` watches is the production chronology chart posted by Tammo.

    You can find it on the Watchuseek Russian watches forum,in the articles section.[I would post the link,but don`t like to if i havnt got permission from the author].

    I am sorry i cant access your link to the watch you bought,it wont open.

    Very best of luck again, with your collection.


  5. Something like that:

    I have just seen the watch I almost bought back on ebay, with the same description. A shame! Why most of the seller are from Ukrain, and not from Russia?

  6. Hello Constantine,

    Yes,I can see the e.bay listing in your link.
    You are correct a total fake,the seller is quite well known for his `creations`.

    Please don`t let this put you off all sellers from the Ukraine,although it is becoming harder to find original watches,i have bought many of my most prized watches from sellers in Ukraine.

    Most sellers from the former Soviet union states,always put clear enlarged pictures of what they are selling,so if you take your time and do your research,you can still tell the originals from the Franken [Fakes],especially when you take into account all the great resources now available to buyers.Not least the great and informative watch collection sites i use myself and have listed on the right under,Favourite Watch Links.

    Best Regards,