Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Strela box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with a 19mm leather strap. The watch is from July 2018 and is sold in worn condition, but overall great condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Strela Watch in Cyrillic as “СТРЕЛА” a Russian/German brand translated means Arrow. Founded in 1959 by Russian-born engineer Juri Levenburg, working and living in Munich, Germany. Their watches are fully assembled in the Poljot factory and later in the MakTime factory by Russian watchmakers, producing mechanical chronographs, alarm watches and stopwatches. They primarily made their chronographs for the military, pilots, and cosmonauts including Yuri Gagarin who were part of the CCCP cosmos program.
Here we have a 2018 Strela Tribute Chronograph with a 38.5mm polished and brushed stainless steel case, this limited watch of 999 pieces is part of their tribute line and has design cues from their vintage chronographs. Elegant tapered lugs with a lug-to-lug length of 47.5mm and a case thickness of 13mm ensure a comfortable fit on your wrist. Down the right side, we have the square pushers and in the centre a large crown. A slim polished bezel holds a domed mineral crystal above a white dial, and an outer Tachymeter in red surrounds an inner minute track both precisely printed and highly legible. A large applied 12 and 6 with applied obelisk indexes coated in gilt mark the hours, the centre ring is a blue Telemeter scale in k/m. At 3 o’clock a 30-minute register with concentric circles intersects the Telemeter scale, at 9 o’clock we have the continuous seconds register also intersecting the Telemeter scale. The design of the bicompax chronograph is perfectly balanced and between the 4 and 5, we have a date window. At 12 o’clock we have the “СТРЕЛА” motif in Russian Cyrillic. On the reverse is a screw-down exhibition case back, inside a Manually Wound Poljot 3133, 23 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. This movement is a true workhorse and has been in production in Russia (USSR) since the 1970s. The watch comes fitted with a 19mm leather strap and comes with its Strela presentation box and paperwork.
Value for money is something we discuss all the time at KibbleWatches as it is one of the factors we take into consideration when buying and stocking new watches, this is the perfect example of that. Mechanical chronograph with vintage design and at this price point, this won't hang around long so if you are interested I'd suggest snapping it up now!