Soviet mechanical RAKETA watch “big zero”

5,200.00

Original Soviet mechanical vintage RAKETA watch with manual winding

Fast international shipping: ships out from Ukraine with tracking number within 2 business days!

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Description

RAKETA ZERO mechanical watch – 17 jewels
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Manufactured on Petrodvortsovsky watch factory, USSR

 

There’s a famous story about the RAKETA Big Zero watch being worn by Mikhail Gorbachev in the 80s.

While in an official visit to Italy, he was asked by local journalists what perestroika meant for Russia. Gorbachev replied that Russians decided to start their lives from zero and showed them his own Raketa wristwatch which read 0 in lieu of the 12 mark.

 

The trade mark ‘RAKETA’ is on the dial.

 

The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.

 

Original soviet “RAKETA” has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.

 

CASE SIZE 36x39mm(with crown)

THICKNESS 11mm

LUG WIDTH 18mm

TYPE  Mechanical

MOVEMENT 2609.HA

FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds

 

Watch been through a recent service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.

 

Comes with NAGATA leather strap for free!

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Fast international shipping: this watch ships out from Ukraine (with tracking number) within 2 business days!

Russians live from zero

About the watch factory

The Petrodvorets Watch Factory «Raketa» was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. Factory was producing wide range of items, including jewels for watches since 1930.
Factory was devastated during World War 2, restored in 1949 and was making “Pobeda”(Victory) and “Zvezda” watches. In 1954 renamed into Petrodvorets Watch Factory.
Since 1962 “Raketa” watches are produced which became the trade mark of the factory.

The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is one of the rare watch factories in the world that fully manufactures its own movements from A to Z, including hairspring and escapement.

Other band names produced on the factory include Baltika, Leningrad, Mayak, Neva, Pobeda, Raketa, Rossiya, Svet, Start.

Read more about on of few surviving soviet watch factories on factory’s website.

raketa vintage watch