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    Raketa Baikonur

    Quite recently Raketa introduced Baikonur, "model which opens a new line of cosmic watches". It was written, that Russian cosmonaut Sergei Kirikalev took part in development of this watch. Watch is available with stainless steel bracelet, leather or silicone strap.

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    Movement: Raketa automatic
    Crystal: sapphire
    Case: 43 x 13,5 mm
    Water resistant: 20 ATM
    Bezel: solar compass, titanium

    Raketa prices are now over the top. EUR 1000 and more for any 24h model in production.

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    Re: Raketa Baikonur

    It's a nice looking watch, but 1000+ Euros nice? I don't know much about modern raketas, but that seems like a lot.

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    Re: Raketa Baikonur

    Nicest modern 24h Raketa, imo - gorgeous. 1000 Euros??? Looks more like a 300 Euro value but what do I know.

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    Re: Raketa Baikonur

    During the "modern" time Raketa - since 2010 - no 24h model was so cheap as 300 €. The price level was about € 450 - 500. The prices went significantly higher when Raketa introduced automatic movement.

    One of my favourite Raketa is Polar. The price was steady € 575 in the years 2011-2015.
    Polar Avtomat appeared in 2016, for € 753.
    Today 2017 is Polar Avtomat € 1000.

    There was some upgrade - automatic instead of manual hand wind, sapphire crystal instead of mineral crystal. But nothing but the price was upgraded in 2017 :)
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    Re: Raketa Baikonur

    After reading some short reviews in Russian sites, browsing many times through Raketa website, I can say - alea iacta est - Baikonur is a good watch and I'm gonna buy one. It can take days, weeks or months, but the die is cast.

    Yes, the price is high. But it looks damn good, maybe the best 24h watch by Raketa ever. And interesting news - Raketa is shipping all the watches free from Paris, France. That means quicker shipping and no VAT or customs taxes inside EU. Big deal.
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    Re: Raketa Baikonur

    I like it - if it was a bit cheaper I'd probably get one! I like a lot of the russian watches like some of the Vostok GMTs (K39?) too bad those are not 'purist'...

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