About Poljot Strela Watches
Flying straight as an arrow right into space, cosmonaut Alexei Leonov wore one of the popular Poljot Strela watches around his wrist. The Russian watch brand, Poljot, meaning "flight," produced several important timepieces for space missions. The Strela, or "arrow," was one of the firm's famous Schaltradchronographs with a hand-wound movement. Leonov's Poljot 3017 ceased production in the late 1970s, but there are vintage models available if you want to get your hands on one of these historical pieces. The modern version, the Poljot 3133, features a round, polished stainless steel face covered with slightly curved, hardened mineral glass. Some dials have silver hands, while others are gold in color. There are models with digits at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock, but some have simple arrows instead of numbers. The push buttons on the side have an elegant baguette shape that adds to the appeal of the highly collectible watch. Whether you want a historical version of the timepiece that made a journey into space or a more contemporary model, browse the vast inventory on eBay for Poljot Strela watches.