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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 | Author:

Photos of my latest arrival, at least 2 of us here got it. Not sure how many pieces out of the 300 made it to Singapore…

With a simple but elegant presentation box.


Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | Author:

Finally found this diver from Poljot. Poljot watches are mainly dress, chronographs but never a diver except this piece.

The condition is consider pretty good as the bezel is plastic, the markers are usually worn off and the second hand often replaced.

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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 | Author:

I finally got myself a Poljot Strela reissue.

If I remember correctly, this reissue model is 1 of the earliest from Poljot. There are subsequent reissues from Poljot International and Volmax.

I am very impressed with the details on the dial and the overall case finishing.


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Sunday, January 03rd, 2010 | Author:

The history of mechanical alarm watches

The first alarm wrist watch was first introduced in 1947 by Vulcain. The Cricket watch was also nicknamed “The Presidents’ Watch”, since Eisenhower, Nixon and Johnson were all loyal customers and eminent ambassadors for the Cricket.

In 1959, 1st Moscow Watch Factory developed the first Soviet Wrist alarm clock “signal” 2612 (“Flight”). It was almost a copy of the A.Schild 1475. I can’t find much information on the AS and Poljot link.

Photos of the AS 1475 can be found at Ranfft Watches.

In 1978, the 2612 was slightly tweaked, thus the caliber code was changed to 2612.1.

A comparison between the 2612 and 2612.1.


Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

Ah, when I saw this, it’s looks beautiful.

Poljot Alarm

Movement: Poljot 2612.1 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, alarm

It using an actuator alarm, (it really sounds like a cricket) and it’s Made in USSR.

A shot of the movement