Poljot Mens Wrist Watch 24 Hours Day & Night Vintage Watch Original â¦ Description
Poljot (Russian: ÐÐ¾Ð»ÐµÑ, literally meaning ‘flight’), is a brand of Soviet/Russian wristwatches, produced since 1964 by the First Moscow Watch Factory (Russian: ÐÐµÑÐ²ÑÐ¹ ÐÐ¾ÑÐºÐ¾Ð²ÑÐºÐ¸Ð¹ Ð§Ð°ÑÐ¾Ð²Ð¾Ð¹ ÐÐ°Ð²Ð¾Ð´, ÐÐÐ§Ð, Perviy Moskovskiy Chasovoy Zavod). The flagship brand of the USSR’s watch industry, Poljot produced numerous historical watches used in many important space missions, including the world’s first space watch worn by Yuri Gagarin. Founded in 1930 under orders from Joseph Stalin, the First State Watch Factory (Russian: ÐÐµÑÐ²ÑÐ¹ ÐÐ¾ÑÑÐ´Ð°ÑÑÑÐ²ÐµÐ½Ð½ÑÐ¹ Ð§Ð°ÑÐ¾Ð²Ð¾Ð¹ ÐÐ°Ð²Ð¾Ð´ – 1ÐÐ§Ð) was the first large scale Soviet watch and mechanical movement manufacturer. Via its USA-based trading company Amtorg, the Soviet government bought the defunct Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York in 1929, and the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio. It moved twenty-eight freight cars full of machinery and parts from the USA to Moscow in order to establish the factory. Twenty-one former Dueber-Hampden watchmakers, engravers and various other technicians helped to train the Russian workers in the art of watchmaking as part of the Soviet’s First Five-Year Plan. The movements of very-early products were still stamped ‘Dueber-Hampden, Canton, Ohio, USA’ (examples of these watches are very collectible today). In 1935 the factory was named after the murdered Soviet official Sergei Kirov.