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Poljot Chronograph Journey Redgold -11

posted 7 Apr 2015, 08:24 by Markus Helander   [ updated 7 Apr 2015, 08:24 ]
While on the subject of gold, this Poljot remains as my proof that gold, red gold in this case, and white dials go happily together. When I look at this dial, or these days unfortunately only the image of the dial, I get the same feeling when looking at pictures of IWC Portuguese - white-dialed, gold details, big round case. Slightly of different price range and surely quality-wise there may be some differences, too. So, not quite the two peas in a pod, but maybe from-another-mother kind of case.

Russians seem to have a knack for manual wind chronos. I've had a few and this is no exception. There is even a 24-hour rotating bezel which is operated from the 10 o'clock crown. It has a fantastic gliding feel to it - something like those soft little pushers that Longines has in its Master Collection Retrograde.

I must admit, the bracelet was a bit overkill for me, but I think the black racing leather did it justice just the same. Just checked and this is still available new from Poljot itself and from where I bought my piece.

For the interested:
Movement: Caliber 31681, manual winding
25 jewels, shock protection, 48 hours power reserve
Case: stainless steel red gold plated
Dial: white, raised arabic numbers
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 13 mm

Just an overall good deal!

This is one of the watches that return haunting for me when I'm weak an looking for a new addition. Many times I'm left wondering what stops me from just getting this Poljot once again; are there too much faults in it for me to forgive?

Is it the slightly too close together situated chrono dials?
Is it the rather dull movement seen through the display back?
Is it the price of around 500eur that cannot be justified?
Is it too much of a bargain Portuguese for me?

I don't know. Maybe my love for it is more than the sum of it's parts.
But for something flashy, other that a Breitling, it's going to be this!