Vintage Sekonda Strela 3017 Chronograph

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The Watch
A Strela model with the Poljot 3017 column-wheel chronograph movement was introduced in the 1970s and was used in space by Russian cosmonaut Alexey Alexandrovich Gubarev during the Soyuz-28 mission. Gubarev and his colleague Vladimir Remek – the first non-Soviet, non-American to travel to space – were launched aboard Soyuz-28 on March 2, 1978. To put things into context, this is after the American's moon landing (1969) and Leonov's Spacewalk (1965). The crew docked with the orbiting Salyut-6 space station. On Gubarev’s wrist, a black STRELA (labeled SEKONDA). Established in 1966, Sekonda started out as a British brand offering a collection of mechanical watches originally manufactured in Russia.
View this cosmo in a video: here

The Specs

Age: 1970-1978
Reference: 3017
Movement: Manual Wind with 45 Minute Chronograph and Sub Seconds.
Calibre: 3017.
Timekeeping: Keeping time well within the reasonable expectations for a Vintage unserviced Wristwatch.
Service History: Unknown.
Dial: Original Sekonda Factory Dial.
Case: Chrome with Stainless Steel Caseback.
Measurements: Without/With Crown: 36mm/38mm End of lug to lug: 45.8mm
Bezel: Solid
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Believed to be Original.
Crown: Original.
Strap/Bracelet: On a lightly used Green Nato Strap with Steel Fixtures.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- The Soviet "Speedmaster".
- One of, if not the most desirable Sekonda ever made.
-  Excellent Quality Movement.
-Love the Handset!
Nitty Gritty:
-Some minor Scratches throughout Chrome Plating.
- Service History Unknown and is probably due one.
- Small crack to Crystal and some lint under the Crystal.
Overall the Strela is in good condition.
The Case has some marks to the Chrome but nothing major at all.
The Strap is lightly worn but a great colour to go with those hands.
Crown good.
Crystal in good nick with a small crack and some lint.
The Dial is in fantastic Order and looks absolutely fantastic on the Wrist.