Last edited by sideways2; October 23rd, 2017 at 12:55.
spread the word to anyone interested!
I will try to follow your advice about the hands, thank you very much, and I'll try to publish a picture once I'm done! If I fail I will simply replace the hands. I guess it still holds true that it's only Meranom's SE Amphibians that don't take standard Vostok minute and seconds hands, right? Had some problem with that a while back (story here).
Last edited by VWatchie; October 21st, 2017 at 09:17.
Never use force. Get a bigger hammer.
Is this one original?
Sansoni7 - I'm not 100% certain, but I think NOT. At least, I see problems with it.
Poljot started this line in the early 1990s, but by 2000 the company was in grave financial difficulties. Around 2005 Poljot sold most of their equipment. Ex-employees formed several companies to continue making and selling Poljots, one such operation was Volmax which continued in Russia until about 2010 before relocating to Switzerland. Both Poljot and Volmax produced Aviator watches, so if genuine which made yours.
I believe this is a genuine Poljot era Aviator:
More photos of this watch at Poljot Aviator On the dial, note the Poljot logo under 12 o'clock and the Aviator brand above 6 o'clock. Note also "Russia" under 12 o'clock. Compare the hands and the lume.
The wings logo on your example does appear on the later Volmax Aviators - but in this case, why the Poljot instruction manual? Two other important details are suspect. The movement is marked SU, suggesting it was made during the Soviet Union period or shortly afterwards (Poljot 3133 movements continued to be marked SU up to about 1995). So, if this is a post-Poljot Aviator made by Volmax, the movement seems highly improbable - for me this is the deal-breaker. The exhibition caseback is certainly not original - nothing definitive here though as these can often be replaced. Blue second hands were indeed used by Poljot around the 2000 period on some Aviator models, but also appear on many copies.
Finally compare your watch to Aviator manual winding military style wrist watch Poljot cal. 2614.2H | eBay The seller is being reasonably honest in dating the year of production to approx 2011 - but also giving the game away. Poljot were out of the running by 2005 and Volmax were by then largely if not completely based in Switzerland. It comes with the same instruction booklet which clearly cannot be correct at this date. Coincidentally this seller is from the Ukraine, but offering the watch in Poland.
Last edited by armanh; October 22nd, 2017 at 05:19.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USSR-spare-...8AAOSw241YXNSb, and the price is low enough to allow you to buy replacement hands, then it may be worth it. Otherwise, it's better to keep looking.
How low is the price?
Last edited by armanh; October 23rd, 2017 at 05:33.
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