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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by mysterian View Post
    I just saw this Poljot Amphibian last night. I spent over an hour trying to find a similar styled face. I'm sure I've seen it on a .... Poljot Alarm... ?
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    As shown by Nuno, that dial was installed on a classic Poljot automatic model. And the movement is apparently wrong - it should be a 2616, not a 2627 (day-date) as engraved on the rotor bridge.

    However, it's very strange that all the original hands are still present and in very good conditions. Usually they are the first thing that goes away if the watch is frankened. IMO the watch has been made from stock parts, as several other similar watches on the bay.

    Also, the tone of green paint is the same on hands and dial, that means that dial and hands were made in the same period, unless they have been repainted recently.
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    You are probably right. The reason I'm still not 100% convinced it must be a franken is because there seems to have been a lot of mixing and matching of parts done at the factory. See image below. Unless I'm mistaken, the consensus in the forum is that all 3 watches are original.
    When a combination comes up that no-one has seen before we assume its a franken but some could just be rare combinations, no?
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravit View Post
    You are probably right. The reason I'm still not 100% convinced it must be a franken is because there seems to have been a lot of mixing and matching of parts done at the factory. See image below. Unless I'm mistaken, the consensus in the forum is that all 3 watches are original.
    When a combination comes up that no-one has seen before we assume its a franken but some could just be rare combinations, no?
    You posted those pics here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/ver...rm-595206.html

    The fourth alarm watch is not original. It probably comes from the unknown "stock parts" source.

    That Poljot Amphibia comes probably from similar or same source.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    The Poljot is ok ( i don't see any pictures of the movement), it is not hard to find it in good condition. The case is the same of the chronos (except the push button). Nothing to do with the Poljot amphibia.

    Some pictures with hands in good and not-good condition:









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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by mchap View Post
    The Poljot is ok ( i don't see any pictures of the movement), it is not hard to find it in good condition. The case is the same of the chronos (except the push button). Nothing to do with the Poljot amphibia.

    Some pictures with hands in good and not-good condition:

    I have exactly the same models, in grey and black. Very nice watches, but their autowind module needs to be cleaned and properly lubricated. That type of case was used also on an old Volmax Shturmanskie model.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    It's Baaaaaaaack!
    Apparently after not selling the first time around, this watch is so special that it warrants a price increase to $255!
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    I've seen it all now ...



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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by 10 ATM View Post
    I've seen it all now ...


    That one is original. Slava made a "zero" model similar to Raketa, exactly with that case.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Tsk ...you learn something new every day !

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by michele View Post
    That one is original. Slava made a "zero" model similar to Raketa, exactly with that case.
    I was wondering how they could possibly fake that! No way!

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