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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | Author:

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

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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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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.

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Sunday, January 03rd, 2010 | Author:

I will be posting a series of horology milestones of the Soviet Union which I wrote for BDWF Russian forum.

I have to thank Kevin for inspiring me to write my first milestone on the Poljot Signal, Полет Сигнал, a mechanical watch with alarm features after I posted my collection of the alarms, which is 1 of my favorite Soviet caliber.

My first Soviet Union mechanical watch is the Poljot Alarm 2612.1.

and my alarm collection grew..

Well, I will leave the milestone for the next post..

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Friday, January 01st, 2010 | Author:

Here’s my collection by theme..

Dive

Space/Aviation

Friday, December 25th, 2009 | Author:

I have officially launch my new blog/shop, titled Vintage for life. I will be selling some of my Soviet mechanical watches for my collection and other pre-owned accessories.

Do visit the site and show your support 🙂

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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

Finally, I got myself a pocket watch. A Молния / Molnija 3602.

Molnija

Model: Pocket Watch
Movement: Molnija 3602 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds

It has a sub dial second hand.

Movement shot
Movement

If you look at the movement shot, right on the top, there’s an inscription “85 2”. It means that this movement is produced during the 2nd quarter of 1985.

Inscription: “Made in USSR”

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 | Author:

The 2nd generation of Boctok Amphiabia, probably dated between 1970s – 1980s.

Boctok Amphibia

Model: Boctok Amphibian – 2nd Generation
Movement: Boctok 2209 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds

It’s a Diver watch, up to 20ATM/200M with screwed in crown and the inscription below “Сделано в СССР” = “Made in USSR”.

A wrist shot
Wrist Shot

Сделано в СССР
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
Movement