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Jeroc123

Acquiring Raketa 24 hour

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8 hours ago, Jeroc123 said:

Hi all, I’m new to the site! Hoping for some help/advice acquiring a genuine Raketa 24 hour? 

New for around £759-£800, from the factory shop.

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If it's vintage you are looking at, allow for the cost of a service on top of the purchase price. I have bought 2 genuine new old stock Raketas, and both required a service within a couple of months. You can also get new 24 hour Vostok watches for around £60.

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21 hours ago, Jeroc123 said:

Hi all, I’m new to the site! Hoping for some help/advice acquiring a genuine Raketa 24 hour? 

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Movement:

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Never had the back off - this is the Ebay shot, if you are interested I will take more:

Looks like 'H' at 1, SU at 2, shock protection on jewels at 3 and 4 - @lovingtheclock might chip in to say if he thinks it is genuine, I just liked it and stuck it in a display box!

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I'll give it a wear I think, no idea how accurate it is.

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Mine is for sale, for what I paid, as I went on to buy the 24hr NII 'spacewatch' homage (Sturmanskie).

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2 hours ago, Jet Jetski said:

Movement:

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Never had the back off - this is the Ebay shot, if you are interested I will take more:

Looks like 'H' at 1, SU at 2, shock protection on jewels at 3 and 4 - @lovingtheclock might chip in to say if he thinks it is genuine, I just liked it and stuck it in a display box!

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I'll give it a wear I think, no idea how accurate it is.

Raketa are regarded by some as one of the better Soviet era watches. My one is accurate to around 3-5 sec/24 hrs. Fakes aren't a problem, more likely to get a cobbled together franken, of which there are plenty. There are also a lot of "new dial and case" offerings with apparently NOS +new old stock) movements stuck in them. I'm always dubious of the NOS label, they may well be, but how well they are assembled, and lubricated is questionable. @Jeroc123 these watches have absolutely no waterproof capabilities, and wearing one under a sleeve if you work up a sweat will invariably cause condensation. A quick fix for this is placing the watch in a small sealed tin with a pack of silica gel. Works for me anyway. The models with internal rotating bezels will rattle. This is nothing to worry about, just good old Soviet engineering.

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38 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Raketa are regarded by some as one of the better Soviet era watches. @Jeroc123

https://www.watchuseek.com/raketa-a-rocket-for-the-wrist/

I am sure I read somewhere that they made their own hairsprings - full in-house movements.

I put my steamers in a ziplok bag with rice and silica gel in the airing cupboard

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