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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken?

    Quote Originally Posted by pandy4 View Post
    Thanks so much for the info! Really appreciate it as someone with (clearly) very little expertise. I'm currently looking at poljot watches on ebay, could you tell me the difference between the 2209 movement and the 2409 movement? Is one more reliable than another?
    In my mind the workhorse Poljot 2409 is a more reliable movement. I'm not saying that the 2209 is unreliable just that a major design objective of the 2209 was to make a movement as thin as possible (the 2409 is 4.3 mm thick while the 2209 is 3.0 mm thick) to be put in the "ultra-slim" dress watches of the time, so there probably were some trade-offs that had to be made. It was reliable enough and since it was put in some of the most beautiful and elegant soviet watches of the time, millions were made and sold.

    The thinnest movement ever produced by First Moscow was the 2200 a mere 1.85 mm thick, more than a millimeter thinner than the 2209, and so unreliable it was never really brought to market in any numbers. It remains a highly sought after collectible for Russian watch collectors.

    Some 2409s in my collection:

    https://photos.app......../PGeAgDP3099HM4u02

    https://......./photos/MXV4C5xBJkHww5oN8

    https://......./photos/PLsoCUHoRvbNEXyf9

    https://......./photos/UZ2aCoBdtaX34Qgn7

    https://......./photos/PpvCG167JtJQbfHC8
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken?

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    In my mind the workhorse Poljot 2409 is a more reliable movement. I'm not saying that the 2209 is unreliable just that a major design objective of the 2209 was to make a movement as thin as possible (the 2409 is 4.3 mm thick while the 2209 is 3.0 mm thick) to be put in the "ultra-slim" dress watches of the time, so there probably were some trade-offs that had to be made. It was reliable enough and since it was put in some of the most beautiful and elegant soviet watches of the time, millions were made and sold.

    The thinnest movement ever produced by First Moscow was the 2200 a mere 1.85 mm thick, more than a millimeter thinner than the 2209, and so unreliable it was never really brought to market in any numbers. It remains a highly sought after collectible for Russian watch collectors.

    Some 2409s in my collection:

    https://photos.app......../PGeAgDP3099HM4u02

    https://......./photos/MXV4C5xBJkHww5oN8

    https://......./photos/PLsoCUHoRvbNEXyf9

    https://......./photos/UZ2aCoBdtaX34Qgn7

    https://......./photos/PpvCG167JtJQbfHC8
    Wow, I truly enjoyed reading this post, learning more about soviet movements (my main interest) , and the POLJOT (FLIGHT) is realy something! I would have loved to see the other watches too, but I can't get the links to work...
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24 Hours View Post
    Wow, I truly enjoyed reading this post, learning more about soviet movements (my main interest) , and the POLJOT (FLIGHT) is realy something! I would have loved to see the other watches too, but I can't get the links to work...
    Sorry the links won't work for you, comrade. Anyone else having a problem? They work for me, of course.

    Try visiting my site by clicking on the "One Hundred Soviet Hours" at the bottom of the page and navigating to "First Moscow". They're all there and others, too.
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken?

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    Sorry the links won't work for you, comrade. Anyone else having a problem? They work for me, of course.

    Try visiting my site by clicking on the "One Hundred Soviet Hours" at the bottom of the page and navigating to "First Moscow". They're all there and others, too.

    Amazing collection! Recommend it (and mroatman's collection) to anyone who's even just remotely interested in Soviet watches! And as far as I understand it, to the best of your knowledge all watches in your collections are legit, right? Which makes them a great reference for shopping Soviet vintage watches. Thanks!
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    OK, after MANY hours on this forum and ebay, I think I found a poljot that looks fantastic, would suit my small wrists, has the original dial, and is under $100. Can I get any opinions on the authenticity of the watch? Thank you all!

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by pandy4 View Post
    OK, after MANY hours on this forum and ebay, I think I found a poljot that looks fantastic, would suit my small wrists, has the original dial, and is under $100. Can I get any opinions on the authenticity of the watch? Thank you all!

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    Authentic-lookng. Here it is in '70s catalog, center: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...KBxGt9km6kNADc.
    I own the one on the bottom of the page: https://photos.app......../JLPHeGnYUw8YYbIj2

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Thanks for your help, schnurrp. the google link doesn't work, unfortunately! weird.

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken?

    I cannot see it either schnurrp.

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    What do we think about this watch? I am getting familiar with Vostoks, but have no idea what I am looking for elsewhere. Thanks in advance!

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