Monday, 27 August 2018

Czechoslovakian Elchron Factory. Military Issue Stopwatch.

Czechoslovakian Elchron Factory Military Issue Stopwatch.

I am still looking for Cal;3017 Czech` issued military watch to go with the Pobeda. In the mean time dropped on to this quite rare issued stopwatch, note the issue engraving on the dial. Thank heavens for the czech system of issue marks. Something the soviets never got round to.

A big thank you to Micha Katz, for finding it for me.

I do think there is a lot of Rubbish/wishful thinking talked about Russian Military watches. The only genuine issued Russian watch i know off, is The 15/17j Shturmanskies.

I always put all other "military" and "issued" Russian watches in quotation marks, as it`s all based on anecdotal evidence.

I digress....Very pleased to add this little gem.

Poljot Automatic 29j Dress Watch. Cal;2415

Poljot Automatic 29j Cal;2415.

 The best period of Russian watchmaking. Simple Elegant. Understated.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Poljot 30j Amphibia. Screw Crown.

Poljot 30j Automatic, Amphibia, Screw Crown.

Not the 1st MWF`s finest moment. But irresistible all the same.
Originally. It was thought because of there rarity, these might have been experimental pieces.
But over the years, more and more have shown up,[with the obligatory dial damage].

In a way they are a one off, they have a slightly different case design to the "normal" amphibia  and of course they have the wacky and poorly engineered reverse crown thread.

Still very glad to have one back in the collection though. Very reasonably priced, as well.

I have carried out a very minor restoration, i have replaced the central seconds hand and bezel with  originals.