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    Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    In a recent batch.





    The movement - working - is a Raketa 2609.1 with 17 jewels. I can't find any reference to the '.1' bit - but it looks very like the standard 2609.

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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    Interesting little piece....what happened to the back of the case??

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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    I took it off to take a picture of the movement. Its completely plain.

    Or do you mean that notch? Its where you get in to lever the back off.
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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    I took it off to take a picture of the movement. Its completely plain.

    Or do you mean that notch? Its where you get in to lever the back off.
    Yeah, that'll be it......looked a bit like it had a gouge in it!!

    Was this in your recent 'job lot' then??

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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Or do you mean that notch? Its where you get in to lever the back off.
    Is triumph of Soviet engineering. Can remove watch back using only hammer and sickle. Genius!

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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    In a recent batch.





    The movement - working - is a Raketa 2609.1 with 17 jewels. I can't find any reference to the '.1' bit - but it looks very like the standard 2609.

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...wk&Raketa_2609

    Raketa operated at the Petrodvoretz watch factory, Petrodvoretz, Russia.


    the base 2609 movement had only 16 jewels. the 2609.I (or maybe L?) has extra cap jewel and shock spring on escapement wheel. 2609.A and 2609B has 21 jewels, I don't know what the difference between A and B are though.
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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    Thank you so much for that.:thanks

    I'm still inclined to think its a '1' rather than an 'L'. Note your A and B don't have a decimal point '.' in front of them.

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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    Pardon for reviving a year and a half old thread, but I also have this same watch, also with the Raketa 2609.1 movement.
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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    obsidian,

    Interesting to see a Sekonda UK watch made it across the pond; I wonder if you get some positive comments from your friends. The crown on yours could be a replacement as it is less slim than the style usually seen, but more common on the later version...

    Generally this case type housed the 17-jewel 2609.1, and later on, the full-bridge 19-jewel 2609.NA (marked in Cyrillic as 2609.HA); both movements are dimensionally compatible. Sekonda UK sold boatloads of them, and most of the 17-jewel examples appear to have white dial and Arabic numerals rather than Roman or hour markers. For a brief period during the transition from the 2609.x to the 2609.Nx, Sekonda UK asked Raketa (and at least two other suppliers) to sign the casebacks. I have two Raketa-built examples, including a Arabic white dial version of this one, signed on the caseback "Raketa Watch Factory, USSR", and that I find very appealing too.

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    Re: Sekonda with Raketa 2609.1

    congrats marrick I am still very pleased with my sekonda

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