|My wife traveled to Russia and snapped these pictures of the Rolex RSC on Moscow. She did not bring me back a Rolex, but she did bring me back a Poljot watch that she found at a flea market.|
|This is a manual wind, 17 jewel with date. The watch is about 38mm wide, acrylic crystal, with a crack on the side. The bottom of the face is labled "Russia."|
|With the caseback removed, it is definately manual and definately budget. It appears that there are aluminium parts, and the case is held in with a plastic/nylon snap-in ring.|
|The caseback is primarily in English, for the English speaking market(?), or at least that is what the seller indicated.|
|Out comes the movement. The Poljot uses a lot of large plates, similar to some German designs.|
Off comes the calendar plate and everything looks similar to an ETA manual wind movement.
The spring and hook at 6:00 and 12:00 o'clock are a little different from ETA and was a little problematic to figure out.
|Flip the movement over and more plates, rather than bridges holding everything in place. The balance wheel is removed.|
|Off comes the main plate to view the wheel train.|
|There is a plate that holds the second wheel in place. One cannot say that this movement is not built sturdy.|
|Here is an image of the casemark located at 6:00 o'clock. I am sure the crown signifies something, but there are no other crown logos other than on the caseback.|
|After running all the wheels, and parts through the ultrasonic, back together it goes....|
Here is the finished watch. A little case buffing, the hands re-seated, and the crystal buffed and the watch looks better than it did before.
I am still having difficulty getting the date mechanism to work correctly, but I'll save that for a different Saturday.
The watch runs well.
|The timing machine showed mixed results. The rate is constant and the amplitude is strong, the the rate swung widely in each position.|
|The timing machine shouldlook like this, but this is from a different watch <grin>.|