POLJOT COLUMBUS Signal 2612.1 / 3908341 Alarm clock Russian mechanical wrist watch
- Poljot caliber 2612.1 / 3908341- Russian mechanical wristwatch
- Chromed brass case, satin bezel, lug width 18mm, mineral glass
- Center seconds, signal hands
- Bolted stainless steel base with numbering
- A wonderful collector's item!
Made to mark the 500th anniversary of America's discovery.
Literature: Yuri Levenberg "Russian Wristwatches" 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 shell factory Adolph Schild SA. It is the only Russian alarm clock caliber that was built in the 1960s. Unfortunately, these Russian signal movements have not been produced by Poljot since the end of clockwork 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 manual wind caliber is equipped with a Glucydur balance. Again, all axes are stored in synthetic rubies - even those of the alarm lever. At the end of the designation ".1" you can see that this is a work with accuracy "1. Class ". One cannot speak of the chronometer standard, but one can assume that this alarm clock wakes its wearer precisely at the desired time.
Time display: hours / minutes / seconds, acoustic signal / alarm function
INDICATORS | SHOW:
Center seconds, signal hands
Chrome-plated brass, satined bezel, lug width 18mm, mineral glass, Ø 38mm, screwed stainless steel base with numbering
Dial: black, hands: gold-colored metallic & red, numerals / indices: gold-colored metallic, scales: gold-colored
History of Poljot
This dates back to 1930. At that time the factory was called "First Moscow Watch Factory". The first movements of the new mass-produced Type-1 were made for the first time on an imported production line from 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 was the greatest success. Other plants such as the alarm plant Poljot 2612 and many more were produced. In 1990 the state of production was 5 million watches a year. Hundreds of employees made this possible. In 2004 Poljot had to go bankrupt despite a long and proud history. Many highly qualified employees lost their jobs at the time.
The 31mm chronograph production line was taken over by the Moscow company MakTime from Poljot in 2005 and was saved for the time being. The good standard of production was maintained and largely improved. MakTime unfortunately had to end production in 2012 due to bankruptcy. Too few pieces were sold internationally. In the meantime, the company had divided 700 employees into the production of the 31mm chronograph movement and the clocks in Moscow. The other employees worked in the Penza watch factory and produced smaller movements for women's watches under the Zaria brand.
Expiry after purchase
The watch will be checked by our watchmaker for at least 1 day. Many of our watches are New Old Stock, so the watches are measured by our watchmaker on the time scale and adjusted if necessary. Please be patient that these watches are not dispatched on the same day.
Service and repair
We have been specializing in the repair of Russian clocks and watch movements for over 25 years. In our fully equipped workshop, everything can be serviced, repaired or repaired around the clock by one of our watchmakers.