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Date/Report Number …..051506.T70.439 Item: 1980 POLJOT COSMONAUT CHRONOGRAPH 3133 [7734 VALJOUX BASE]
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Description of item: ORIGINAL CONDITION 1980 POLJOT COSMONAUT CHRONOGRAPH 3133 [7734 VALJOUX BASE] 37.9 X 44.6   WITH  DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED ROLL OVER STITCHING AT LUGS PADDED AND LINED LUXURY CHRONOGRAPH LEATHER STRAP  WITH STAINLESS STEEL PUSH BUTTONS DEPLOYMENT ALL ORIGINAL ALL FEATURE WORK PERFECTLY,  WHITE WITH GOLD & BLACK CLASSIC CHRONO STYLE ROMAN NUMERAL DIAL ,  HAS CHRONO FEATURE SECONDS SUB-REGISTER LEFT 30 MINUTE REGISTER RIGHT SECONDS SWEEP CENTER DATE AT 6 CASE FINISH IS POLISHED CHROME WITH STEEL CASE BACK,  SU 3133 [SOVIET UNION] VALJOUX 7733 23 JEWEL.CONDITION FINE TO MINT.

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Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00


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INSTRUCTIONS

1. The Model 3133 movement includes a chronograph timer.
This is activated by pushing the timer button.

2. For stopping the timer it is required to press the timer button once
more


3. For setting the timer to the zero position it is required to press the
reset timer button.


4. The timer is intended solely for measuring short time intervals.


5. CAUTION: Pressing the reset timer button while the timer is running
will cause a failure of the mechanism!


5. Use timer 30min max ! It is not made to run all the time - your watch will gain or loose time!



1 Set the hour and minute hands by pulingl the crown
out softly from the watch-case. Once the crown is in this position, you
simply turn it clockwise or anti-clockwise to adjust the hour and minute.
Once completed, simply push the crown back in.
2. For setting the date display it is required to get the crown to the
"time setting" position
and turn the hands in the clockwise direction until the change of the date
and until the hands reach the point "01.00 hours".
In the case of the need it is possible to shift the date by several days back through turning the crown in the reverse direction until the point "10.00 hours" and then back in the clock-wise direction to the point "01.00 hours" For any cycles of shifting the hands within the time interval from 01.00-10.00-01.00 hours, the date is changed by one day.
3. For starting and stopping the timer it is required to press the timer
button. Returning the timer to its starting (zero) position is done via
pressing the reset timer button after stopping the timer with the timer
button.
4. For the addition of timer intervals after every stopping it is required
to launch it again and stop the timer with the timer button.

 

 

 

PROVIDENCE

Petrodvorets

The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is the oldest factory in Russia. Founded by Peter the Great in 1721 as the Peterhof Lapidary Works, to make hardstone carvings.

 First State Watch Factory

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Founded in 1930 under orders from Stalin, the First State Watch Factory was the first Serious Soviet watch and mechanical movement manufacturer.

The Soviet government bought the defunct Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York in 1929, and the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio. It moved twenty-eight freight cars full of machinery and parts from the USA to Moscow in order to establish the factory.

Twenty-one former Dueber-Hampden watchmakers, engravers and various other technicians helped to train the Russian workers in the art of watchmaking as part of the Soviet's First Five-Year Plan.

The movements of very-early products were stamped "Dueber-Hampden, Canton, Ohio, USA".

In 1935 the factory was named after the murdered Soviet official Sergei Kirov.

As the Germans closed in on Moscow in 1941, the factory was hurriedly evacuated to Zlatoust.

By 1943 the Germans were in retreat, and the factory moved back to Moscow, adopting the "First Moscow Watch Factory" name.

 

POLJOT

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FLIGHT

 

Poljot ("flight"), a brand of watches from Russia produced since 1964 by the First Moscow Watch Factory. It produce many historical watches used in many important space missions

Although the history of Poljot begins in 1930, Poljot actually began in 1927 when the Soviet Department of Labor decided the USSR should have a watch industry to equip the Red Army soldiers.

Yuri Gagarin flew the  first human flight to the outer space, the 21st April 1961 wearing a Ploljot.

The birth of the “Poljot” (Flight) trademark was recorded in 1964 not long after the flight and it has since became well known as the first watch that traveled to the outer space, not only in the USSR, but throughout the world.

In 1965, Alexei Leonov was the first cosmonaut to perform an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) was wearing a Poljot Strela (“Arrow”), a russian chronograph first built in 1959 for the exclusive use of the soviet air force.

In 1973 movement manufactures were closing down due to the quartz craze.. Valjoux, in an attempt to compete, developed the cal. 7750 automatic winding   chronograph. discontinued their 7730 and  they offered it to Poljot. poljot refused the offer. T

In  1974, Valjoux discontinued their 7734 and Poljot purchased the 7734 and then  made several modifications to the movement. The most noticeable are the new balance wheel and the addition of six jewels, bringing it up to 23. It is also interesting to note that several of the jewels are functional on both sides -- acting as two jewels. This brings the theoretical jewel count up to around 31. Variations are also readily observable in the chronograph activation levers. It should be noted, however, that the base of the levers is identical to those on the Venus cal.

THE FACTS

The Poljot 3133 is a 23 jewel, cam controlled, chronograph, lever movement operating at 21,600 bph. It has a running second dial at the 9 o'clock position, a 30 minute counter sub-dial at 3 o'clock, and a sweep second counter mounted centrally along with the timekeeping minute and hour hands. A date display is provided at the 6 o'clock position. The chronograph functions are controlled through two buttons, one (at 2 o'clock) for starting and stopping the chronograph, one (at 4 o'clock) for resetting the second and minute counters. The cam prevents the action of the reset while the chronograph is running.

The 23 jewels are in the following positions:

Balance staff bearings: 4
Impulse jewel: 1
Pallet pivot bearings: 2
Pallet entry and exit jewels: 2
Escape wheel pivot bearings: 2
4th wheel pivot bearings: 2
3rd wheel pivot bearings: 2
2nd (or off set center) wheel pivot bearings: 2
Chronograph second counter wheel, rear bearing: 1
Chronograph minute counter wheel, rear bearing: 1
Minute counter intermediate wheel pivot bearings: 2
Coupling wheel pivot bearings: 2

 

THE WATCH

This watch is a Russian POLJOT Chronograph 3133 Cosmonaut with an 23 jewel   movement created from the 7733 valjoux movement. It has timer, calendar display, and anti-shock. The watch indicates accurate time in hours, minutes, seconds as well as the day of the month and   measures time intervals within 30 minutes in minutes and seconds.