Sunday, 18 December 2011

Poljot cal;31659 Hacking Sturmanskie [Reissue] Added.



Recently received this 31659 cal` Stainless, Hacking Sturmanskie Reissue from a great seller in Finland.It was actually advertised as cal;3133 [without picture of movement] with the chronograph not functioning as it should.I took a chance on buying it ,because it was a very reasonable price and was worth the gamble of it being a 31659 cal,which i have wanted for awhile.This type of case came in Cal`31659,form,i have also,however, seen a 3133 cal` installed.

I was obviously overjoyed when i received it to find the Late, cal;31659 installed,as i have said before i can do minor repairs,in this case,resetting the hands manually, and adjusting the movement cam screws to get the chronograph functioning correctly,[i notice the small chrono` hand is still slightly out,i will readjust].

The watch is in excellent condition,with stainless case,keeps excellent time,as i say it is a later reissue,[later movement,Original dial would have been greyer].It just goes to show,if you have a limited budget,as i have,you can still find a real bargain,if you have patience and a little knowledge.

P.S. My thanks to Boris,you are correct it should have the winged Large chrono hand.......for some reason my memory convinced me that this version could have both types of Large chrono hand to be original........i actually looked for one with this hand version!....I still love the watch though,everything else is good.

Regards Russ.

6 comments:

  1. Very nice Russ, & a 3165! well done, very happy you found it,
    best regards Martin

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  2. Thanks Martin,although not an early version,i shall cherish it all the same.Speak to you soon.
    Best Regards,
    Russ.

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  3. Hello Russ,

    Very nice acquisition and the 31659 is still the must.

    I noticed the chronograph hand is not original and corresponds to earlier shturmanskie with different dials. But this is precisely the one I miss on a black civilian 3133 I recently purchased.

    If I can find the right hand for your model, would you accept to make an exchange?

    Happy new year!

    Best regards,

    Boris

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  4. Hello Boris,
    Happy New Year,Thank You.
    As far as i am aware the 31659 Stainless Sturmanskie,came with both,large central seconds hand types,[i have been looking for this version,with that hand type for some time],I was very lucky to find it,although its not as early ,as i would have liked.
    If i find a spare of the``winged hand``type, or hear of one available,i will of course endevour to contact you.
    Very Best Regards,
    Russ.

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  5. That's very nice! I will continue to look for such a hand on the forums and from the sellers...

    I didn't know that such Shturmanskie could be fit with this type of hand!

    Boris

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  6. Boris,please accept my apologies,you are of course correct it should have the ``winged`` Chrono hand on.

    I forget sometimes.......For some reason i had it in my head that this particular Chrono hand was correct....I even looked for this version.In my memory i was convinced they had both types...Still i live and learn!.

    Best Regards,
    Russ.

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