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    Re: Upscale Russians

    Quote Originally Posted by JacobC View Post
    Rolex, Omega, etc. I think to say no Russian watch should cost $1,500 does a disservice to everyone.
    I agree, "no Russian watch should cost 1500" doesn't have to be true.
    I was more perplexed by "most watches outside of this forum" cost 1500 thing. There are hundreds of brands that sell watches for much less than 1500?
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    Re: Upscale Russians

    Quote Originally Posted by Fergfour View Post
    I agree, "no Russian watch should cost 1500" doesn't have to be true.
    I was more perplexed by "most watches outside of this forum" cost 1500 thing. There are hundreds of brands that sell watches for much less than 1500?
    I meant more that while there are plenty of brands that are under that amount, most of WUS focuses on the midrange luxury market.

    It's not meant to be derisive, just an observation on my own past 6 years in the hobby.

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    Re: Upscale Russians

    In my experience it's a mix, not most by any means. Add up the posts for Rolex/Omega/Tag, and the "Official" forums and there are a lot of posts, around 2 million. At the same time add up Seiko/Citizen/Orient/Affordables/Gshock/Russian forums and you're over 2 million. The dive forum is also popular and a good chunk of those 1.6 million posts are affordable pieces, many microbrands and such which are all the rage these days.
    Anyway, back on track, there's no reason why all Russian watches need to be priced like the ultra-affordable Vostok brand. If the design/specs/quality is there then it's worth the higher cost.

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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."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=E9plbiFVJQE
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    Re: Upscale Russians

    https://raketa-shop.com/w/en/seaman/...aman-0218.html
    It's not even most expensive watch Raketa sells.

    All new Raketa watches have nothing in common with old ones. So they can't use old machines to produce them.
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    Re: Upscale Russians

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket1991 View Post
    https://raketa-shop.com/w/en/seaman/...aman-0218.html
    It's not even most expensive watch Raketa sells.

    All new Raketa watches have nothing in common with old ones. So they can't use old machines to produce them.
    Too gaudy for my taste.
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    Systematically ridiculous pricing, never original nor distinctive but often tacky design.
    This whole New-Raketa operation smells strange to me. Knowing some Frenchmen are behind it does not soothe this one here...
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    Re: Upscale Russians

    Quote Originally Posted by cuthbert View Post
    Too gaudy for my taste.
    I wrote really long comment but on second thought... i don't understand what people at Raketa were thinking. That's about it.
    Last edited by Rocket1991; 1 Week Ago at 13:51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket1991 View Post
    I wrote really long comment but on second though... i don't understand what people at Raketa were thinking. That's about it.
    They think that why not? Omega did it and we can.

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    Re: Upscale Russians

    I was not referring to price. Rather design of several models.
    Seeing them back to back with other models in their line i really can't understand what was idea behind few designs.
    It should be special!

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