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This is the second Poljot 3133 Chronograph I received, from which I already took the balance wheel to temporarily fix the Sturmanskie on the other thread (when the new balance wheel arrives I will swap them again).

This one looks pretty sad, the case gold plating was badly worn of and the movement, without the stem, makes me think the watch took a plunge in the Baltic Sea, so much sand is inside!




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And off de go...

The first step is to remove the hands and dial. The dial is held by 2 screws on the side of the movement, one opposite of the other. As you can see from the pics, sand is literally everywhere.






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The order was inverted by the phone... But you get the idea. All the parts were cleaned and inspected. I found no broken jewel nor bent pivot, only a lot of sand and dirt.

The chronograph start/stop lever was damaged though, so that will need to be sourced. A pic I took before disassembling the movement shows the broken off tip of the lever, where the pusher should touch it.


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Where did they store that watch?

In the bottom of the dirty socks basket? :D

I'll look forward to the photos of it looking clean

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