POLJOT COLUMBUS Signal 2612.1 / 3908341 alarm clock Russian mechanical wristwatch clock
- Poljot caliber 2612.1 / 3908341- Russian mechanical wrist alarm clock
- Chrome-plated brass case, satined bezel, strap width 18mm, mineral glass
- Central second, signal pointer
- Screwed stainless steel base with numbering
- A wonderful collector's item!
Made to celebrate the 500th anniversary of America's discovery.
Literature: Juri Levenberg "Russian wrist watches" Volume 1, page 18, Callwey Verlag, Munich 1994
Poljot caliber 2612.1 is a Russian version of the legendary alarm clock caliber AS 1475 (AS1930), from the no longer existing Swiss raw material factory Adolph Schild SA This is the only Russian alarm clock caliber that was built in the 1960s. Unfortunately, these Russian signal movements are no longer produced since Poljot gave up the movement production.
Rare: The mechanical alarm tone is generated by a small hammer. The alarm tone lasts approx. 13 seconds and creates a mechanical rattle.
The hand-wound caliber is equipped with a Glucydur balance. Here, too, all axes are stored in synthetic rubies - even those of the alarm lever. The designation ".1" at the end shows that this is a movement with accuracy "1. Class "acts. Although one cannot speak of the chronometer standard, one can assume that this alarm clock will wake its wearer precisely at the desired time.
Time display: hours / minutes / seconds, acoustic signal / alarm function
INDICATORS | SHOW:
Central second, signal pointer
Chrome-plated brass, satined bezel, strap width 18mm, mineral glass, Ø 38mm, screwed stainless steel base with numbering
Dial: black, hands: gold-colored metallic & red, digits / indices: gold-colored metallic applied, scales: gold-colored
History of Poljot
This goes back to the year 1930. At that time the factory was still called the "First Moscow Watch Factory". The first movements of the new Type-1 for mass production were manufactured for the first time on an imported production line of the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company, Ohio. By 1952, production had increased to 1.1 million watches. The country should be supplied with good watches. The military and science needed more precise clocks. In 1964 the name of the factory was changed to Poljot (flight). The watch industry was not only a necessity but also a showcase project in the Soviet Union and Poljot became the greatest success. Other works such as the alarm plant Poljot 2612 and many more were produced. In 1990 the production level was 5 million watches a year. Hundreds of employees made this achievement possible. In 2004 Poljot had to go bankrupt despite a long and proud history. Many highly qualified employees lost their jobs at that time.
However, the 31mm chronograph production line was taken over by the Moscow company MakTime von Poljot from 2005 and thus saved for the time being. The good standard of production was maintained and in large parts even improved. MakTime then unfortunately had to stop production in 2012 due to bankruptcy. Too few quantities were sold internationally. In the meantime, the company had 700 employees divided into the production of the 31mm chronograph movement and the clocks in Moscow. The other employees worked at the Penza watch factory and produced smaller movements for ladies' watches under the Zaria brand.
Expiry after purchase
The watch is checked by our watchmaker for at least 1 day. Many of our watches are New Old Stock, so our watchmaker measures the watches on the timing machine and adjusts them if necessary. So please be patient that these watches are not dispatched on the same day.
Service and repairs
We have specialized in the repair of Russian clocks and movements for over 25 years. In our fully equipped workshop, everything can be serviced, repaired or repaired around your clock by one of our watchmakers.