Sunday, 15 May 2011

Divers Get New Boots.



I seem to have taken to the various forms of Russian Divers,[a few examples pictured],this surprises me,because i have always been attracted to the more understated,dress type of Russian watch,[Automatics,Precisions and 3017`s],I think its the divers modest size and ease of reading.
As i am wearing them so much,i decided to buy some new straps for them,i have always preferred leather straps,but decided to go for rubber.
When the straps arrived i was pleasantly surprised,they were of a lovely soft type of rubber,so,very easy to wear.
99%,of the time when ever i require a new strap,i go to the same supplier, thestrapshop.co.uk   i have found there straps to have been of a consistent good quality,and service has been 1st class.
I intend to buy some more of the same type,to put on my Vostok Amphibia swing lugs.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Another Poljot Amphibian Diver Added.




Recently received this Poljot amphibian Diver.Great condition,as you will see,from my others,this has a slightly different case and dial configuration,[lume has been applied by hand] There were several versions of this Poljot Diver,all quite rare,This version is original and correct with 2616 cal automatic movement.One unusual aspect is the raised metal peg,on case back that locates into provided hole on movement holder.I have tried to show this in pictures.This is uncommon on other Russian watch designs.
The charming dolphin design on case back is featured on other versions,but not all.It is not present on my other two versions,who`s case backs are plain,[including the Dolphin dialled version,surprisingly].
One of the reasons,i became interested in the Poljot and vostok divers,was the fact that they were a nice wearable size,unlike some of the modern swiss versions,wich are the size of wardrobes,and about as subtle.One of my pet hates.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Poljot White Paddle handed Strela

Wearing this today,these really are a great looking watch,i have had this watch for several years,bought off a charming Gentleman,from Germany.The watch is in great condition,this version and the Sekonda version often come up for sale on e.bay,they should all have a later movement no` fitted.Late 60`s/70`s earliest.