RAKETA

Watches produced by the "Petrodvoretz Watch Factory". 

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Dsc02273.jpg (88683 byte) Dsc02271.jpg (84663 byte) Model: Perpetual Calendar (1)
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2628-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, double-date with quick setting
Note: one of the most typical Raketa watches. The perpetual calendar allows to calculate the day-date between 1980 and 2000 (but it can be used also for the following years). The perpetual calendar is operated by the second crown, it is not part of the movement (it's only a rotating bezel). The day of the moth can be regulated pulling the crown. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02278.jpg (78864 byte) Dsc02279.jpg (65431 byte) Model: Perpetual Calendar (2)
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2628-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, double-date with quick setting
Note: like the previous watch, but with black dial. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02280.jpg (89798 byte) Dsc02282.jpg (102634 byte) Model: Perpetual Calendar (3)
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2628-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, double-date with quick setting
Note: like the previous watch, but with blue dial and inscriptions in English. New with box and documents. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02265.jpg (98383 byte) Dsc02269.jpg (99009 byte) Model: Perpetual Calendar (4)
Year: early '90s 
Caliber: 2628-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, double-date with quick setting
Note: like the previous watch, but with metallic-blue dial and golden markers. New with box and documents. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02255.jpg (118010 byte) Dsc02256.jpg (87542 byte) Model: Perpetual Calendar (5)
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2628-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, double-date with quick setting
Note: like the previous watch, but with dark-brown dial and golden markers. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm.  
Dsc03023.jpg (92809 byte) Dsc02279.jpg (65431 byte) Model: Perpetual Calendar (6)
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2628-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, double-date with quick setting
Note: like the previous watch, but with gold-coloured dial. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm.  
Dsc02858.jpg (87104 byte) Dsc02885.jpg (79339 byte) Model: Perpetual Calendar "Desant Offizierskie" (assault officer) (7)
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2628-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, double-date with quick setting
Note: a "militarized" version (the definition is not very precise because this indeed is not a military watch ;-) of the Perpetual Calendar.
Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm.  
Dsc02254.jpg (102742 byte) Dsc02227.jpg (80603 byte) Model: "Antarctic" 24H
Year: 2003
Caliber: 2623-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, 24H indication
Note: on the Raketa 24H watches, the hour's hand makes only one complete rotation during 24H instead of two, so it's impossible to confuse AM and PM time (a necessity for submarine crew, polar explorers, miners and wherever it's impossible to see if it's day or night). This one has a rotating bezel with the times of many world cities and of all the Antarctic scientific bases (Russian included). With original box. Unfortunately the quality of the chrome is quite low. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback.  Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02252.jpg (103000 byte) Dsc02250.jpg (96360 byte) Model: "Offizierskie" 24H
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2623-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, 24H indication
Note: another 24H watch, but made in Soviet Union. Better quality of the chromed case. The internal bezel can be rotated to have a second GMT time. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02261.jpg (82554 byte) Dsc02262.jpg (89507 byte) Model: 24H marine watch
Year: early '90s
Caliber: 2623-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, 24H indication
Note: a very special 24H watch. 
The three sectors on the rotating bezel indicates the time when the crew of the ship (or submarine) must be "on watch" to guard the ship. The markers at 6 and 18, instead, indicates the time of the high and low tide. A very nice watch. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02880.jpg (104125 byte) Dsc02884.jpg (90299 byte) Model: "Lenin" 24H
Year: early '90s
Caliber: 2623-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels, 24H indication
Note: this Raketa 24H watch has a black bezel and an internal rotating bezel with all the local times of the main Russian cities (in Cyrillic).  Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02237.jpg (94669 byte) Dsc02247.jpg (79076 byte) Model: "Wind Rose"
Year: early '90s
Caliber: 2609, hand-wound, 19 jewels
Note: the rotating internal bezel can be used as a compass (there is a particular procedure to use the watch for the orientation, unfortunately i don't know it).
Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 40 mm. 
Dsc02283.jpg (83725 byte) Dsc02284.jpg (89278 byte) Model: Raketa with simple "marmorized" dial 
Year: early '90s
Caliber: 2609, hand-wound, 19 jewels
Note: very simple and classic watch, quite good finish in comparison with other Raketa watches.
Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 39 mm. 
Dsc02213.jpg (82321 byte) Dsc02226.jpg (93527 byte) Model: Peterhof "Glasnost - Hammer and Sickle" 
Year: early '90s
Caliber: 2609, hand-wound, 19 jewels
Note: a watch dedicated to the period of the "Perestrojka", the cultural and political renovation in USSR. "Peterhof" is an export brand of Raketa. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 39 mm. 
Dsc02216.jpg (91079 byte) Dsc02223.jpg (71518 byte) Model: "Perestrojka" 
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2609, hand-wound, 19 jewels
Note: the "Perestrojka" inscription is printed in Cyrillic in clockwise direction (the letters of the word are used as hour markers). Quite rough print of the dial. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. The flexible bracelet is from a Vostok. Diameter 39 mm. 
Dsc02214.jpg (86355 byte) Dsc02225.jpg (103412 byte) Model: "Glasnost-Perestrojka" 
Year: late '80s
Caliber: 2609, hand-wound, 19 jewels
Note: another celebrative watch. The "Glasnost" and "Perestrojka" words are printed in Russian and English. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 39 mm. 
Dsc02217.jpg (61747 byte) Dsc02224.jpg (95024 byte) Model: "Gorbachev" 
Year: early '90s
Caliber: 2609, hand-wound, 19 jewels
Note: on the dial there is the stylized face of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last chief of USSR. With original box. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 39 mm. 
Dsc02238.jpg (91008 byte) Dsc02246.jpg (103662 byte) Model: "Olympijskie"  
Year: 1980
Caliber: 2609, hand-wound, 19 jewels
Note: this watch was made to celebrate the Olympic Games in Moscow in the 1980. On the dial there is the symbol of that edition of the Olympic Games. The case (very big) is covered with a metallic dark-grey coating (a sort of PVD treatment). Acrylic glass, screwed caseback. Diameter 42 mm. Quite rare. 
Dsc02288.jpg (88540 byte) Dsc02286.jpg (63575 byte) Model: Braille watch (1) 
Year: years '60s 
Caliber: 2601 (first version), hand-wound, 16 jewels
Note: a quite particular watch. The glass can be opened pushing the button at 2 'o clock, to allow the blind people to touch the hands and dial (there are Braille markers). The dial is made in non-painted plastic to avoid the bad effects of the contact with the fingers. For the same reason, there is no seconds hand. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 34 mm. 
Dsc02290.jpg (79694 byte) Dsc02291.jpg (93043 byte) Model: Braille watch (2) 
Year: years '70s 
Caliber: 2601-H, hand-wound, 19 jewels
Note: this version is more recent, and has a newer (but also less finished) movement, totally different from the previous watch. On this watch, the glass can be opened pressing directly on the crown. Acrylic glass, pressed caseback. Diameter 33 mm.