Welcome to My Website!

After more than a few years of collecting Soviet/Russian made calibre 3133 mechanical chronographs, I'm finally getting around to making them available for public viewing in one easy to access location. Currently, I'm still in the process of adding pieces from my collection, but I'm committed to methodically adding to the pages piece by piece until the entire collection, including standards and alarms, is uploaded for viewing. I wish I would have started this years ago, but I had no idea at the time how quickly my interest in, and collection of, cal. 3133 chronographs would grow.

Besides the collection, an updated version of my guide to "Determining the Age and Originality of a Poljot cal. 3133 Chronograph", previously posted to a few online Russian/Soviet watch forums, is also available for research purposes and can now be updated with ease whenever new information becomes available. I'm also hoping that making the collection available in this format will act as a supplimental resource to the guide.

The cal. 3133 movement and chronographs were for the most part produced at the 1st Moscow Watch Factory, located in the central south-east part of the city, since 1975. Poljot is an international trademark for watches produced at the 1st Moscow Watch Factory. However, many of the other chronographs not branded with the Poljot name were also produced at the 1st Moscow Watch Factory, and are often referred to as Poljot watches no matter what the branding (e.g. "Poljot" Strela). One thing is certain, all of the cal. 3133 movements were produced at the 1st Moscow Watch Factory through 2004. Beyond that, the were produced by the MakTime company, at their factory in the south-east end of Moscow, until production ceased in 2011.

The First Moscow Watch Factory - 34 Marksistskaya Street, Moscow, Russia

Enjoy :-)

Navigating the website

To navigate the watches, select a window-in-time from the right hand menu, and the first watch in that section will display. To view other watches in that section, use the tabs at the top of the page.

The website was designed with lower-resolution screens in mind, and therefore might look a little small if you have a very high-resolution screen. However, all low-res images are linked high-resolution images that will load in a new window or tab. Normally, the image will resize to fit the window, and can then be further enlarged by once again clicking on the image.

Why the cal. 3133?

Well, besides the mechanical aspect, I found it very interesting that after more than 30 years, essentially the same movement was used to produce such a wide variety of chronographs, from the very high-end, to the lowliest of the low-end. For all intents and purposes the movements function the same, with only the overall design and other components to set the watches apart. The cal. 3133 is very solid and reliable movement that has stood the test of time.

The older Soviet made cal. 3133 chronographs are difficult to obtain in good and original condition, and the recently built Russian pieces are now disappearing fast, so it's been a great challenge balancing out the collection, and even more reason to enjoy the hobby.

The fact that I also had to learn how to repair the chronographs myself, in order to rebuild and maintain the older pieces, was, and still is, very challenging in a fun way too.