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    There is no historical excess of Raketa amphibias to fuel cheap watches or to fuel any watches for that matter. Vostok was popular and present in numbers in 80s and 90s.
    It was de facto only soviet diving/WR capable watch. So it is well known and present in huge numbers.
    During Soviet days there was "plan" on how many and which model should be produced. After collapse it started to shift production to the most sought Vostok model... you guess what it was?
    Raketa was present in different models mostly simple 3 handers, perpetual calendar and 24hr (in order of popularity with 24 hr been least seen in the wild). I had last two and they been very good. 24 hr was the most accurate soviet watch out the box i saw.
    By the end of 80s they came out with some modern designs which been cool for a time and made them stand out as modern manufacturer.
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    Very solid and good watches they been.
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    It should be special!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketchup time View Post
    Beautiful piece and looks great on your wrist! What are your thoughts on movement, buying process, and overal review of the watch?
    When they updated the movement did they add a hacking feature?

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    Re: "Upscale" Russians

    For information , new Raketa model. Interesting it is ccw movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utva_56 View Post
    For information , new Raketa model. Interesting it is ccw movement.

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    I like the dial design but it's hard for me to get excited about a novelty watch that costs €1,280.

    I'd buy one with a full open caseback and regular movement.
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    It is hard to get excited about any watch for $1500 ((( seriously!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utva_56 View Post
    For information , new Raketa model. Interesting it is ccw movement....
    I'm not sure how turning counterclockwise reproduces the natural movement of the planets. Surely it all depends on where you are standing.

    All the same, it is an interesting talking point that can be reproduced without needing a special watch:

    "Why do you wear your watch on the underside of your wrist? Are you a pilot or something?"
    "No, I'm reproducing the natural movement of the planets."
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    Re: Upscale Russians

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirill Sergueev View Post
    It is hard to get excited about any watch for $1500 ((( seriously!
    Most watches outside of this forum cost that much.

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    Re: "Upscale" Russians

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    I'm not sure how turning counterclockwise reproduces the natural movement of the planets. Surely it all depends on where you are standing.

    All the same, it is an interesting talking point that can be reproduced without needing a special watch:

    "Why do you wear your watch on the underside of your wrist? Are you a pilot or something?"
    "No, I'm reproducing the natural movement of the planets."
    That's pretty funny :p
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    Re: Upscale Russians

    Quote Originally Posted by JacobC View Post
    Most watches outside of this forum cost that much.
    Not really. Unless you meant most Russian watches cost more than Vostoks?

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    Re: Upscale Russians

    Quote Originally Posted by Fergfour View Post
    Not really. Unless you meant most Russian watches cost more than Vostoks?
    Rolex, Omega, etc. I think to say no Russian watch should cost $1,500 does a disservice to everyone.

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