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Date/Report Number …082611.BLC-UD4 Item23 JEWEL POLJOT 3133 VALJOUX 7734 BASE USSR  AIRCORP/ SPACE/MILITARY DESIGNED CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH
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Description of item: 1970'S 23 JEWEL POLJOT 3133 VALJOUX 7734 BASE USSR  AIRCORP/ SPACE/MILITARY DESIGNED CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH WITH CROWN TURNING CHAPTER RING WITH NEW DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED & PADDED BLACK TOP GRAIN
VINTAGE STYLE PILOTS CHRONO STRAP COMPLETE WITH  STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE . CONDITION EXCELLENT TO MINT.

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00


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  Poljot (Russian:, literally meaning "flight"), is a brand of watches from Russia, produced since 1964 by the First Moscow Watch Factory. It produced many historical watches used in many important space missions including world's first space watch worn by Yuri Gagarin.

Founded in 1930 under orders from Stalin, the First State Watch Factory was the first Serious Soviet watch and mechanical movement manufacturer. Via its USA-based trading company Amtorg, 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. Interestingly, the movements of very-early products were still stamped "Dueber-Hampden, Canton, Ohio, USA" (examples of these watches are very collectible today). In 1935 the factory was named after the murdered Soviet official Sergei Kirov.

On April 12th 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. During his historic flight he wore a Sturmanskie pilots wristwatch (a transliteration of  which actually means "Navigator"). This watch was not specially commissioned for the flight, they were standard issue to all air force pilots at the time. The success of the mission however lead to the factory being awarded the Poljot (Russian: ?????) name in 1964.

In 1965 cosmonaut Alexei Leonov wore a FMWF Strela (transliteration actually means "Arrow") chronograph during his historic first space walk, thus cementing Poljot's place in space history. As with Gagarin's first flight, Leonov's watch was not specially commissioned. The Strela replaced the Shturmanskie as the standard issue pilots watch.

In the late 1970s, the Strela itself was replaced by a new breed of chronographs based around the (then new) 3133 movement (a Russian variation of the Swiss Valjoux 7734). Poljot 3133-based watches continued where their predecessors left off and were taken into space by cosmonauts from Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine. On the hand of cosmonaut V.V. Polyakov, a Poljot 3133-based watch set a space record for the longest space flight in history.

Though based on the Valjoux 7734 [the Soviets purchased the machinery from the Swiss] & many parts remaining interchangeable, the 3133 chronograph caliber was modified to improce accuracy, including a balance wheel that raised the beat frequency and   improved accuracy.

 



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THIS CHRONOGRAPH
HAD A
COMPLETE OVERHAUL

Movement:
Mechanical Poljot
3133 Caliber
(Valjoux 7734)
Hand-Wound
23 Ruby Jewels.

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Functions:
Chronograph
Telemeter Scale
(Inner Crown Rotating Lunette)
Stopwatch
30-Minute Recording register
Hours -Minutes - Seconds - Date

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Case:
Square, Chromium-P
38mm w/ Pushers or Crowns
(Plexy Crystal
Double Screw Down Case Back
Water Resistant 5ATM or to 50 m
Shock Protection.

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Dial:
Black w/Green Luminous Indexes

Indicators:
Right side of dial: minutes counter
left side of dial: seconds counter
date window at "6 o'clock".

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THIS IS AN IMMACULATE DIAL
ALL FEATURE WORK PERFECTLY

HAS CHRONO FEATURE
SECONDS SUB-REGISTER LEFT
30 MINUTE REGISTER RIGHT
SECONDS SWEEP CENTER
DATE AT 6

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THE PUSHERS WORK LIKE NEW


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LEFT CROWN ROTATES INNER BEZEL

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CASE FINISH IS POLISHED CHROMIUM

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WITH STEEL CASE BACK


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THE ORIGINAL LUME IS PERFECT
NOT SO WITH OUR CAMERA


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ATTACHED

OUR VERY BEST

HAND MADE
DOUBLE CONTRAST
STITCHED AND PADDED
TOP GRAIN BLACK LEATHER
VINTAGE STYLE CHRONO STRAP


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HAND MADE DOUBLE TOUGH
CONTRAST NYLON STITCHED
WITH STITCH OVER ON LUG SIDES

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THE STRAP IS A DOUBLE CONTRAST STITCHED
SWING OVER STITCHING AT LUGS
PADDED AND LINED
LUXURY CHRONO LEATHER

WITH

STAINLESS STEEL DEPLOYMENT

 FITS WRIST UP TO 8.5+

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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.


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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME

STAINLESS STEEL
SCREW DOWN
CASE BACK RING

FITS OVER
NOTCHED STAINLESS STEEL
CASE BACK

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NOTICE THE NYLON
CONTRAST OVER-STITCHING

COMPLETE WITH STAINLESS STEEL

DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE

 

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NEW BALANCE MAIN SPRINGS

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POLJOT
3133
23 JEWELS

 

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.

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Though based on the Valjoux 7734 [the Soviets purchased the machinery from the Swiss] & the fact that many parts remain interchangeable, the 3133 chronograph caliber was modified to improce accuracy, including a smaller balance wheel that raised the beat frequency and  improved accuracy.

Poljot 3133 23 jewels:
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 Valjoux 7734 17 jewels:
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: 1
2nd (or off set center) wheel pivot bearings: 2
Chronograph second counter wheel, rear bearing: 1