Poljot 3133 Won't Wind, But Can Set Time
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    Poljot 3133 Won't Wind, But Can Set Time

    Hi All,

    I have a Poljot 3133 Aviator I and, as the title states, I can't wind it. I purchased it new a few weeks ago and it's worked perfectly. Never dropped or over-wound. Today, I went to wind it and the crown/stem feels like it's just... stuck. I can pull out the crown and set the time just fine, but I can't wind it.

    Is this a common issue? Is there a simple fix for it? FYI, the watch still has some power left from its last winding, so it's still ticking at the moment.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Re: Poljot 3133 Won't Wind, But Can Set Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyyr View Post
    Hi All,

    I have a Poljot 3133 Aviator I and, as the title states, I can't wind it. I purchased it new a month or two ago and it's worked perfectly. Never dropped or over-wound. Today, I went to wind it and the crown/stem feels like it's just... stuck. I can pull out the crown and set the time just fine, but I can't wind it.

    Is this a common issue? Is there a simple fix for it? FYI, the watch still has some power left from its last winding, so it's still ticking at the moment.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    I would say the setting lever in the keyless works is riding the clutch wheel, it maybe possible to re-set it by removing the Crown/Stem. If not the hands, dial and date complication would need to be removed to access the keyless works and find the issue. A relatively easy fix apart from the Chrono sweep hand that can become loose and cause problems when re-fitted

    Cheers...

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Won't Wind, But Can Set Time

    If you remove the stem from your 3133, put it in the time setting position first!

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Won't Wind, But Can Set Time

    HAVE YOU TRIED TAPPING IT AGAINST YOUR HAND A FEW TIMES?
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    Re: Poljot 3133 Won't Wind, But Can Set Time

    Quote Originally Posted by art1118 View Post
    HAVE YOU TRIED TAPPING IT AGAINST YOUR HAND A FEW TIMES?
    Ok, so I smacked it solidly against the back of my hand. After 10-12 firm taps of the watch, crown-first, onto my knuckle, I can wind it again. It locked up again after 3 turns, but 4 more taps and it seems to be winding just fine now.

    Is this a common issue? Why would this fix it? Could anything be broken with the movement? I was offered a replacement by the seller, so I'd rather err on the side of caution, unless this is a common issue with this type of movement.

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Won't Wind, But Can Set Time

    As far as I'm aware of, this is not a common issue. If the watch is new and a replacement is offered, I would certainly take that offer .......

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    Re: Poljot 3133 Won't Wind, But Can Set Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyyr View Post
    Ok, so I smacked it solidly against the back of my hand. After 10-12 firm taps of the watch, crown-first, onto my knuckle, I can wind it again. It locked up again after 3 turns, but 4 more taps and it seems to be winding just fine now.

    Is this a common issue? Why would this fix it? Could anything be broken with the movement? I was offered a replacement by the seller, so I'd rather err on the side of caution, unless this is a common issue with this type of movement.
    Further to my suggestion, this may sound like a silly question. Many Russian watches are "Shook Proof". If this is the case, why does tapping against the palm get the watch running again? I have a very nice Poljot signal watch that must be tapped every time to get it running!
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    Quote Originally Posted by art1118 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skyyr View Post
    Ok, so I smacked it solidly against the back of my hand. After 10-12 firm taps of the watch, crown-first, onto my knuckle, I can wind it again. It locked up again after 3 turns, but 4 more taps and it seems to be winding just fine now.

    Is this a common issue? Why would this fix it? Could anything be broken with the movement? I was offered a replacement by the seller, so I'd rather err on the side of caution, unless this is a common issue with this type of movement.
    Further to my suggestion, this may sound like a silly question. Many Russian watches a "Shook Proof". If this is the case, why does tapping against the palm get the watch running again? I have a very nice Poljot signal watch that must be tapped every time to get it running!
    Simply because it needs servicing!

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    I am slowly working towards being able to service these but given that I have no spare parts puts a break on my progress. Lucky the issues I had with my 3133 did not involve a complete disassembling. Just cam tuning. Unfortunately the quality will f the new 3133 is not the same as of the old 3133... Do not mean to offend anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa200 View Post
    I am slowly working towards being able to service these but given that I have no spare parts puts a break on my progress. Lucky the issues I had with my 3133 did not involve a complete disassembling. Just cam tuning. Unfortunately the quality will f the new 3133 is not the same as of the old 3133... Do not mean to offend anyone.
    The 3133 is a superb movement to work on, a little tricky to start with but so satisfying to service. They run like a dream. If you need spares pop me a PM.

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