Can anyone give me more info on this watch? I can't find any others that look quite like it so I'm thinking it's a franken. I hope I'm wrong.
Hi everyone. I got into watches pretty recently and Russian watches seemed like a good place to start. Do you guys think this is a redial/franken? It looks a bit too clean to me. The eBay seller said that all replacement parts are genuine but also said that they didn't offer a guarantee so I'm not sure what to think. They do have a 100% feedback rating, though I'm not sure what that's really worth.
Hi, SoundsFerg, and welcome to the forum! This is the 1987 catalogue with the chromed and gold plated models with this dial. The only difference I see is the second hand, it looks black in the catalogue. The red one is also quite short so it may be from a different model. Is there a photo of the movement?
Generally from the outside looks like a genuine raketa with a replaced second hand and some wear at the back. Hope it's reasonably priced.
Al that being said I'm not saying this watch isn't orginal nor am I saying this watch isn't a fanken watch... I just don't know enough to say anything...
How about this Type-1? Is it the type of watch that may have been used in the war?
Do these old watches also contain radioactive material for the lume?
How about these two? They're like the 24 hour version, but the hands are completely different.
2: (Number application on this one seems a bit suspect)
I think they look okay although there is a lumable second hand that is missing from those two. I'm not sure if that is a defect or not. If there is original lume left anywhere on the watch dial or hands then it's radioactive and you should take necessary precautions to protect yourself from inhaling or ingesting any particles. If you never open the watch then I wouldn't worry about the old lume but that's your decision.
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