Excellent RAKETA Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 24 hours watch


Soviet Antarctic Expedition 24 hours dial manual wind mechanical watch


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RAKETA Soviet Antarctic Expedition mechanical watch with  24 hours dial


Manufactured on Petrodvortsovsky watch factory, USSR

The trade mark ‘RAKETA’ on the dial.

“СОВЕТСКАЯ АНТАРКТИЧЕСКАЯ ЭКСПЕДИЦИЯ” – “Soviet Antarctic Expedition” inscription on the dial.


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


On the Raketa 24H watches, the hour’s hand makes only one complete rotation during 24H instead of two, so it’s impossible to confuse AM and PM time (a necessity for submarine crew, polar explorers, miners and in space wherever it’s impossible to see if it’s day or night).


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


CASE SIZE 36x40mm


TYPE  Mechanical


FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds


Watch been fully serviced by a professional watchmaker and keeps good time.


Comes with NAGATA leather strap included.

Raketa 24 hours vintage watch Soviet Antarctic Expedition

This watch ships out from🇺🇦 Ukraine with tracking number

Raketa 24 hours vintage watch Soviet Antarctic Expedition

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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.

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