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    Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    I got a Poljot Aviator III Chronograph with the 3133 movement.

    Watch works fine when freshly wound, but when into 30-40hrs of its 60+ Power reserve, starting the chronograph would cause the time to stop (main seconds hand at 9 o'clock position). When the top chrono button is pushed again, the time continues as per normal.

    Does a lower power reserve cause the 3133 movement's chronograph to stop functioning??

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    I don't think that movement has a 60+ power reserve.
    It is 42 hours w/o chrono running and 37 hours with chrono engaged.

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    I know mine runs up to about 59 hours when the chronograph is not engaged. I must admit, I have never tried to use the chronograph anywhere near the 40 hours running mark, since I'm in the habit of winding it daily. The chronograph is an extra strain on the movement, so I guess it could be too much when the power reserve is low

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    I timed it without running the chrono at all and this nice Russian watch clocked 63.5 hrs power reserve. However, it seems that running the chrono really drains the power. I don't use the chrono continously running, but about like 5-10 mins each time and about 1hr in total. For today, within 15 hrs after fully wound, it has this problem again.

    A video of it can be seen here: YouTube - ‪Aviator Watch Issue‬‏

    Is this typical of the 3133 movement?

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    A test with a Strela 3133, done by a friend in HdR Spanish forum:

    - Without chronograph : 64 hours and 39 minutes !

    - With chronograph : Strela has stopped after 59 hours and 21 minutes (then, after stopped the chronograph, the watch continued working until 64 hours and 23 minutes)


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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    I also can confirm > 60 hours with my Strela 3133.


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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    Thanks nht for the test results with chronograph, I suppose there is an issue with this watch as it should not drain the power so fast..

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by jxl View Post
    Thanks nht for the test results with chronograph, I suppose there is an issue with this watch as it should not drain the power so fast..
    But it is exactly in the specs - you can not run the chrono after 40 hours of the reserve is gone (the limit is 37h for the chrono in the specs). There are some specimens which can run longer with chrono, OK, but the deviations in different movements is secured by the technical specifications, which specify the lowest acceptable values (as far as reserve is cocerned) and highest (when the deviation in the precision is concerned).


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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by sci View Post
    But it is exactly in the specs - you can not run the chrono after 40 hours of the reserve is gone (the limit is 37h for the chrono in the specs). There are some specimens which can run longer with chrono, OK, but the deviations in different movements is secured by the technical specifications, which specify the lowest acceptable values (as far as reserve is cocerned) and highest (when the deviation in the precision is concerned).
    I agree. If the chrono works untill the 37 hour mark, it preforms according to specs and the "problem" can easily be solved by winding it once a day, which you should do anyway because it makes the watch more accurate (in my experience). If the problem occurs earlier then about 37 hours running, than I agree that you have a defective watch.
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    Re: Poljot 3133 Chrono and Power Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by sci View Post
    I also can confirm > 60 hours with my Strela 3133.
    I did not know. >60 hours is a good thing : )
    I've been winding mine 2x per day.
    I may have to refrain as painful as it would be.
    Oh, and mine seems to be running -15 seconds per 24 hours. Not too bad.
    I did leave the chrono running all night once and it didn't seem to affect accuracy.
    Strange how the chrono affects power reserve, but not accuracy.

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