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    I still really want one of those.

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    Good morning all.

    Today I am mostly wear in' this 'ere Raketa 24hr Radio Operator, wot is a Soviet-era Russian watch. This watch remains one of my favourites although the steady stream of incoming novelties does tend to push it towards the back of the daily rotation queue. But when it's lucky number *does* come up, I still get that same "charmed" feeling that I had when I first received it.

    Shiny, innit. And perky. It's a perky watch.

    Apologies to those of you who *do* know, but for those of you wot *don't* know, the Russian-made 2623 movement beating its little heart out inside is a purposely designed and truly mass-produced 24 hour movement. This ain't a normal 12 hour movement wot's been modified in some way then produced in cottage industry numbers; the movement's the real 24 hour deal. I'm sure that the other 24 hour specialists such as Glycine (and others that don't come to mind easily) also have true 24 hour movements, but I'm unaware of any other country (empire?) that "found" a large enough 24 hour market to produce such a specialised movement on such a scale.

    Note the "found" in quotes. More anon on that point.

    The Russian watch experts out there can properly list 'em all, but I've seen the 2623 movement in 24 hour Raketas (I have two) and Volmax Sturmanskies and Aviators (I had one of each, but now passed them on). And then there're the endless Soviet-era models going back to god knows when they first started making 24 hour watches for military and arctic exploration purposes.

    Why would they do that?

    Well, not much sun to look at in a nuclear submarine or bunker, and even less during an arctic winter. 24 hour watches make better sense in such environments.

    Dunno if the 2623 movement remains in production, but I suspect not because Volmax is now putting quartz (cough, spit) movements into their 24 hour models. I *think* Raketa are still making 24 hour watches with this movement (I just checked their current product line up. They do) but they could be mopping the last few 2623s they have in the warehouse.

    My point is *not* to buy a nice 2623 engined example as some sort of investment, but rather as a cheapish way of adding a bit of watchmaking history to yer collection in the form of a true mass-produced 24 hour movement that (in my opinion) would never have seen the light in a non-soviet economy. Remember that "found"? Well I suspect that if yer shoved a 2623 movement watch on the wrist of *every* submariner, missile bunker red button pressed, and all the arctic explorers that there ever were, yer'd still not have a market large enough to warrant mass-producing this movement.

    So the 2623's one of those illogical outcomes that you get with a centrally planned economy. But I kind of like that. Not everything in this world needs to be logical.

    Ric
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric Capucho View Post
    The Russian watch experts out there can properly list 'em all, but I've seen the 2623 movement in 24 hour Raketas (I have two) and Volmax Sturmanskies and Aviators (I had one of each, but now passed them on). And then there're the endless Soviet-era models going back to god knows when they first started making 24 hour watches for military and arctic exploration purposes.
    The Raketa and Poljot 2623 movements have the same caliber number, but they are absolutely different movements. Volmax was using only Poljot 2623 in both, Sturmanskie and Aviator lines. As far as I know the Raketa 2623 you can find only in Raketa watches produced in Petehof near St. Petersburg. - and of course plus these countless souvenir military and soviet symbolic 24h watches produced in or near Raketa factory. No other "official" brand is using Raketa movement.

    This Raketa 2623 movement is still in production and Raketa is equipping their current 24h watches with this one. These new current models have old movement inside, but other new features like stainless steel cases and sapphire crystals. The price level of 24h new models is about EUR 600 !

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    Tomorrow we have Midsommer's Day and today is the Midsommer's Night - shortest night of the year. Here in Estonia it is the second most important holiday of the year after Christmas.

    It's nice time to wear Yes watch. On the dial you can see how small is the darker nighttime and how long is the daytime. Sunrise is 4:06, sunset 22:37. Actually even when it's nighttime you can still read newspaper on the street.
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    New bund strap for my Elgin. I think I might wear it a bit more now.. The NATO was to insubstantial and the vintage style canvas was to short.


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    I have a shark mesh on the way from Canada for my O&W Early Bird. I'm thinking that should go well to.

    sent from my phone... please be forgiving
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    The shark mesh arrived today:

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    sent from my phone... please be forgiving
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    Hello, Folks,

    This is my first post here: I'm mainly active on the Chinese watch forum. But sometimes I stray elsewhere...This morning, postie delivered this Raketa 24h.

    Have a good day¨!

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