TIME CAPSULE: Soviet vintage mechanical watch RAKETA “big zero”, NEW old stock(NOS)!

$399.95

Original mechanical vintage RAKETA watch with manual winding

This watch ships from Ukraine with tracking number usually within the same business day!

1 in stock

Add NATO Commander genuine leather strap with 10% discount:

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NATO Commander® watch strap - BLACK NYLON

Overview

  • Made of thick premium quality nylon
  • Stainless steel buckle & rings
  • Lug width: 18mm
  • Color: Black

NATO Commander® watch strap - BLUE NYLON

Overview

  • Made of thick premium quality nylon
  • Stainless steel buckle & rings
  • Lug width: 18mm
  • Color: Blue
 

Description

RAKETA ZERO mechanical watch – 19 jewels
MADE IN USSR!

 

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 mark ‘Peterhof’ 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 41x41mm(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 box and passport + will include one leather strap for free.

Collector’s red alert: TIME CAPSULE!

Once is a while a NOS gem is unearthed – original vintage watch, in unused condition, complete with it’s box and papers.

Items like these are rare, they take us back in time, like a TIME CAPSULE!

Such items so far show appreciation in value over time.

Get it while you can!

Modes of payment:

  • PayPal
  • Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
  • BDO bank deposits (for Philippines customers only)

About the watch factory

Watch Factory “VOSTOK” – began as the “2nd State Watch Factory” was evacuated during World War 2 to Chistopol in 1941.
In 1943 began producing Kirovskie watch – first soviet man’s wrist watch earlier made on 1st Moscow Watch Factory. From 1949 famous “Podeba” watches were made here.
From 1962 “Commander’s” watch Vostok were made on the factory.
Since 1969 factory was official supplier of Ministry of Defence, all watches produced were branded as “Vostok”
Other brands produced: Albatros, Amphibia, Buran, Chaika, General’s, Kama, Kolos, Comandirskie, Mir, Pobeda, Saturn, Sekonda, Sputnik, Svet, Uran, Vostok


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