Vintage soviet RAKETA gold-plated mechanical watch with automatic self winding movement, AU10
MADE IN USSR!
Manufactured on Petrodvortsovsky watch factory.
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 with automatic self winding.
Automatic self winding movement – the watch will wind itself while you walk about your business.
MANUFACTURE DATE: Mar 1989
CASE SIZE 44×38.5mm (with crown)
LUG WIDTH 18mm
FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Calendar
Watch been through a recent service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.
Comes complete with box and paper + NAGATA leather strap.
Modes of payment:
- Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
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.