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    Unique vintage Russian watch

    Happy Saturday to All!!!


    As I was looking at some vintage watches on the internet I found this interesting looking Russian watch. I don’t know if it is in pristine condition or it is just a novelty, but it has certainly captured my attention with its unusual look. It is a Raketa Copernic watch. It is 38 mm without the crown, 42 mm from lug to lug and is 11 mm thick. The watch supposedly has:
    • Mechanical movement
    • Manual winding
    • Caliber: 2609.HA
    • 19 Jewel
    • Sweep second hand
    • Shock protection
    • Dust-proof black-colored case
    Here are some photos of it. Is watch this worth having in a collection or is it just fun to look at its photos?

    Someone from the Russian WUS watch forum has p.m.'d me that he has one and he is in NJ . The other seller is from Russian and it would almost cost me twice as much to buy it from him.

    If anyone has any input on the watch at all, I would be eternally gratefull!
    Thanks in advance & have a great weekend!
    Chris
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    Re: Unique vintage Russian watch

    Well, this one is a little odd. You would expect this to be a Raketa Cal. 2609, but apparently, that looks somewhat different:

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

    ...and (for confirmation, if that was required at all):

    http://www.christophlorenz.de/watch/...aketa_2609.php

    It looks rather more like a Raketa Cal. 2623 H:

    http://www.christophlorenz.de/watch/...eta_2623_h.php

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Unique vintage Russian watch

    There's a Poljot 2609

    http://www.netgrafik.ch/movements1.htm

    ...but it doesn't match either.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Unique vintage Russian watch

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...&Raketa_2609H&



    The 2609HA is a 24 hour version which I don't think this one is (judging by the dial)


    Russian watches are great to collect. This one is a workhorse and has a unique dial/hands combo

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