Does anybody have any information about the origin of the Poljot brand and when it was introduced in its various forms?
This is what I’ve picked up so far:
According to the official history on the old Poljot site, watches branded ‘Poljot’ were introduced in 1960. I guess these are the ones signed Полет (in the cursive script), and probably only for the domestic market.
I have an export Sportivnie from around 1961 signed POLJOT (in the familiar block capitals).
The official date at which ПОЛЕТ (sorry, can’t get the correct font but you get the idea) and POLJOT were adopted as the overall brand for the 1st Moscow Watch Factory was 1964.
Where did the name come from, and is there a particular significance in the meaning of ‘Poljot’/’Flight’?
And are there any other stages to the development of the name other than what I’ve listed above?