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Jet Jetski

Cal 3133 Poljot restoration ...

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You may recall I received a 3133 chrono recently with quite a poor replacement dial, and I was planning to re-lume it properly (I think I have figured out how) but then it seemed absurd to gild the proverbial.

And so it seemed better to get into a little restoration proper.  Like, an entire new dial.

I took some tips from the experts about swapping parts around between Poljot 3133 chronos here:

A good page on restoring a Poljot https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/poljot-3133-oldtimer-project-637961.html

Unfortunately this poor chap made a hash of cleaning up his cyrillic Poljot

 

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So I thought I should throw my hat in the ring and finish a proper job (he gave up and turned it into a Sturmanskie instead).

I found a great dial complete with tachymeter scale!

And I'm on with it, see below! So far so good - hope I pressed the second hand far enough - I am trying to graduate from the school of bit more, bit more, oops too much, to the high school of bit more, bit more, aha!

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That's enough for this evening.  The movement holder came from China - ordered it yonks ago lol.

 

When I'm done I'll put the old dial in the sales corner in case anyone has an old OKEAH with a grotty dial they want to replace.

I think I am going to give it new hour / minute hands too - because silver on silver?  I know the Russians did that, but that is why I got rid of my Gucci - not visible enough for me.

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p.s. I believe the bezel on these 'should' be black, the chap from WUS was literally showcasing his in a spare one. 

p.p. I know it's a telemeter scale

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so I have put a couple more hands on - I set it to 12 noon before I took the old ones off

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Next I think I will clean the dial with some blu-tacky stuff under a loupe for tiny bits of fluff and then case it before I do any damage.

Then I can fit the crown - that's the bit I hate, pushing the release lever just enough but not too much - I have done the keyless works on a Pobeda through not pushing it enough - don't fancy having a go at this.  Anyway, that's if I can find the stem / crown (laughs nervously - it is somewhere safe).

 

Then I can fit the chrono seconds last with the crystal off, after I have started and stopped / reset the chrono a few times.  Pretty sure it is zeroed right now, but need to check.

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Stem went in ...    hairy moment when the button seemed stuck down.

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the thing top left is my stem-release button-pusher

It comes with an i-phone I think to eject the sim card.  Anyway, when I split with the missus, I got the little pusher tool, and she had to make do with the i-phone!  Larf? Did I?!

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Everyone loves a pokey tool used for the wrong job! Like those narrow, flat bladed hacking/boggling/digging/paint can opening tools. Useless for screws!

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