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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwalker View Post
    Even though I now know the crown is replaced on the stolichnie, the simple elegance of the dial is very tempting lol :p
    I agree. Here's mine

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by mariomart View Post
    I agree. Here's mine
    What a beauty! Nice strap too :)
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

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    What a beauty! Nice strap too :)
    Gotta love a lizard skin strap

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    So, found me another Raketa that looks legit to me (but again I haven't got anything to back it up). Never saw this model before and I just love the minute railroad indices and the long minute hand sweeping over it. I'd be surprised if it is a Franken, but I'd really appreciate your opinions. Thanks!
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by 24 Hours View Post
    So, found me another Raketa that looks legit to me (but again I haven't got anything to back it up). Never saw this model before and I just love the minute railroad indices and the long minute hand sweeping over it. I'd be surprised if it is a Franken, but I'd really appreciate your opinions. Thanks!
    This common Raketa style from the latter half of the 80s into the early 90s, appeared in several similar forms. Your example, in a different color scheme, appears in the 92 catalog and differs from the others by the lack of any outline around its rectangular date window. Three different finishes are listed with the picture. Perhaps a Russian reader can decipher what the others were from the descriptions found in this catalog and whether your example is one of them.

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    This common Raketa style from the latter half of the 80s into the early 90s, appeared in several similar forms. Your example, in a different color scheme, appears in the 92 catalog and differs from the others by the lack of any outline around its rectangular date window. Three different finishes are listed with the picture. Perhaps a Russian reader can decipher what the others were from the descriptions found in this catalog and whether your example is one of them.

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    I guess it's the different color scheme that made feel I hadn't seen this form before, but I guess I must have. Judging by the images it looks to be in very good shape, right? The only thing that has me wondering is the black spots on the minute hand (see the image). I wonder if it was originally black and then painted white... Although white definitely feels like the natural choice of color for this dial.

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by 24 Hours View Post
    The only thing that has me wondering is the black spots on the minute hand (see the image). I wonder if it was originally black and then painted white... Although white definitely feels like the natural choice of color for this dial.
    Yes, likely painted, and yes, likely original.

    Straight from the factory with the same defect:


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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by mroatman View Post
    Yes, likely painted, and yes, likely original.

    Straight from the factory with the same defect:


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    I'm learning all the time, thanks! A non-Russian (Swiss) watch with this "blemish" would never have passed QC and that's why I thought it couldn't possibly be original. BTW, that's one BEAUTIFUL watch you got there!
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    I don't get this. Look here; a nice looking Vostok with a 2409 movement (without date complication), right?

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    However, turn it dial up and you'll find, yes, a date complication!!!

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    Can someone tell me what's going on? The only explanation I can think of is a faux date complication, but that just sounds too unlikely.
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by 24 Hours View Post
    I don't get this. Look here; a nice looking Vostok with a 2409 movement (without date complication), right?

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    However, turn it dial up and you'll find, yes, a date complication!!!

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    Can someone tell me what's going on? The only explanation I can think of is a faux date complication, but that just sounds too unlikely.
    The date mechanism is found on the dial side of the movement comrade. From the back side the 2409 and 2414 look the same.
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