Vintage Sekonda Strela 3017 Chronograph

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The Watch
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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.
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View this cosmo in a video: here
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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

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Bits that stand out:
- The Soviet "Speedmaster".
- One of, if not the most desirable Sekonda ever made.
-  Excellent Quality Movement.
-Love the Handset!
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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.
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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.
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