We managed to get our hands on the complete Mashpriborintorg – Catalogue of spare parts for watches, including the POLJOT 3017 sheets of spare parts. We think this is a nice resource for anybody interested.
Another interesting document. The VENUS 150 Vénus S. A. technical communication from Fabrique d’Ebauches with a spare parts list. The resemblances to the Poljot 3017 make this a nice resource for anybody interested.
After a while of research we finally managed to get our hands on the rare EBAUCHES SA, Valjoux 7734, 7733, 7736 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION No. 24 / Service manual. We think the resemblances to the Poljot/MakTime 3133 make this a nice resource for anybody interested.
(Born March 16, 1927, Moscow – April 24, 1967, Orenburg Oblast) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was the first Soviet cosmonaut to travel into space more than once, and the first human to die during a space mission, on Soyuz 1. (Wikipedia)
Well, not that we know, but we think this article posted on wristwatchreview.com is an interesting read.
Most “watch nerds” are familiar with the story of the Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moon watch” and the ensuing cult of flight certified and flown wristwatches. However like many things in the cold war, including the Space Shuttle, Concord, and the Harrier behind the iron curtain a shadowy mirror image could be found competing with the western version. In the Soviet Union in the 1960’s and 70’s there was another column wheel chronograph strapped to the wrist of a man hanging in raw vacuum and remorselessly ticking away. Read more →
STRELA’s base of operations is Munich, Germany. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the third largest city in Germany. Munich is a technology hotspot and one of the economically most successful and fastest growing cities in Germany.
For one of the first feature film ever shot at Baikonur cosmodrome. STRELA Watch realized a highly limited Baikonur series (44 watches), released for the feature film “Baikonur”. The german X-Verleih asked us a while ago to help promoting their new movie by director Veit Helmer. A feature film containing some stunning pictures shot at the Baikonur launchpad. We designed and supplied X-Verleih AG with a special edition STRELA to utilize them for propaganda purposes and handed them over to high ranking officials at the night of the movie premiere. For us it was no question to support a movie like that. On the one hand it was a movie with some pictures from the Baikonur launchsite, and on the other hand it was a smaller art house film in need for some help, and we were glad to offer some. Thanks to Leila Hamid and director Veit Helmer for this opportunity. Read more →