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rswift

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930 posts

58 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
Having never really been into watches (sorry I know I'm on the wrong forum to admit this), I have been introduced to the marvels of old Russian watches. A friend of mine has just discovered an old Poljot/Strelka 3017 watch, and then realised it is also quite valuable.

Now I quite fancy a bit of this old technology, the reissue 3133 is available as new, between €300 & €400 from what I can see at reputable dealers .... i don't know enough about them for an Ebay purchase, I am sure there are man fakes.

My question is, I am working in Moscow for a few days in May, anyone know if they will be significantly cheaper, or anywhere to buy from in Moscow.

Thank you

GC8

14,881 posts

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
Poljot is no more. The First Moscow Watch Factory still exists and I think that it still makes the 3133, but the only Poljot watches that youre likely to find are 'Poljot International', which are made in Germany using Russian movements.

VetteG

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
They are not any cheaper in Moscow, in fact you will probably pay a premium on what you can get them for on fleabay. You could try the guy in Izmailova Market at the weekend, he sometimes has some interesting stuff in. Cant remember his name but as you go into the market take the furthest left passage and he is just past the shashlik stalls.

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ApexJimi

9,488 posts

126 months

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
VetteG said:
They are not any cheaper in Moscow, in fact you will probably pay a premium on what you can get them for on fleabay. You could try the guy in Izmailova Market at the weekend, he sometimes has some interesting stuff in. Cant remember his name but as you go into the market take the furthest left passage and he is just past the shashlik stalls.

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Brilliant, within two posts, there's a PH'er giving precise directions to a market stall in Moscow.

Love it hehe

NeMiSiS

4,488 posts

58 months

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
GC8 said:
Poljot is no more. The First Moscow Watch Factory still exists and I think that it still makes the 3133, but the only Poljot watches that youre likely to find are 'Poljot International', which are made in Germany using Russian movements.
Indeed.

http://www.poljot-international.com/?id=geschichte

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GC8

14,881 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
Do you remember telling me about Poljot, years and years ago? Im actually wearing a 3133 chrono today, which was one of the last real FMWF Poljots. Its actually my most regular everyday watch too, even though its a manual winder... biggrin

NeMiSiS

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58 months

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
GC8 said:
Do you remember telling me about Poljot, years and years ago? Im actually wearing a 3133 chrono today, which was one of the last real FMWF Poljots. Its actually my most regular everyday watch too, even though its a manual winder... biggrin
I do remember, I also remember what you said about my Chase-Durers. biggrin

GC8

14,881 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 1st May 2012 quote quote all
I actually cant. Theyd be the chunky pieces with the two small movements underneath the main face? Thyre not for me, but I dont think that I mocked them.

Considering where we had the conversation then you might be confusing some other wayyys comments with mine.

Of course, I did point out that Poljot and Sekonda were the same thing..... :shame:

rswift

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930 posts

58 months

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Wednesday 20th June 2012 quote quote all
Just to update this thread, I bought an immaculate Strela 3133 from a fellow PH member. I love it, I wore it on my last trip to Moscow, and got some very complimentary comments.

It looks great, and keeps great time.

My first "proper" watch, and now find myself looking on Ebay a little too often.


Edited by rswift on Thursday 21st June 19:32

GC8

14,881 posts

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Wednesday 20th June 2012 quote quote all
My 3133 aviator is my favourite watch - it must be seeing as I choose to wear it almost every day, over Rolex, Omega (chronograph), Tissot, Oris, Rado, Seiko and TAG-Heuer...
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