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    Raketa: Soviet past, cool present

    Raketa reinvented: time for a thread celebrating this always innovative brand

    A recent reissue, of the Raketa Copernicus watch, got me thinking about just how innovative this brand has always been

    The Copernicus, great 24hr watches, the Big Zero - watches that still look futuristic decades after their original design

    A guy on the other side’s Russian forum had a Raketa collection of over 1300 watches, and the brand has avoided the fade into obscurity of many Russian marques, thanks to a French designer breathing new life into the classics
    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2017/...fashion-a57915

    and of course, Miss Raketa




    So, here’s a thread dedicated to Raketa past and present! Enjoy!
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    Raketa: Soviet past, cool present

    Raketa Big Zero


    modelled by my sis (one of my successful watch gifts :-)
    Also worn by Gorbachev back in the day
    Review from the Time Bum:
    http://www.thetimebum.com/2013/10/ze...aketa.html?m=1


    Reissue: Raketa Classic Avtomat
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    Raketa: Soviet past, cool present


    my Raketa World Timer


    other variants


    Raketa Submariner (post Soviet)
    Coloured bars to represent your duty watches under the ocean


    vintage Raketa Antarctica
    (The red dots are research bases)


    Just a few of the huge range of 24hr watches powered by Raketa’s 2623 H movement
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...&Raketa_2623_H

    **Beware of the huge range of redials using adapted 12hr movements!**


    Baikonur from current Raketa 24hr collection:
    https://raketa-shop.com/w/en/101-24-hour-dial
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    More innovative design:


    my 70s Raketa Jet


    Hammer and sickle


    Red 12
    (I owned 2 of these, one white, one parchment dial)

    Please share your exciting Raketas, your thoughts
    Has anyone owned one of the modern ones?
    I know some of us are tempted :-)
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    Raketa: Soviet past, cool present

    A Q&A with Jacques von Polier for Forum Montres Russes (in French)
    http://www.montres-russes.org/t1686-...montres-russes
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    Raketa have also designed the largest mechanical clock movement in the world, at the Detsky Mir toy shop in Moscow
    It weighs 4.5 tonnes!
    https://youtu.be/6Ka3KaYItV8
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    More new stuff:


    Avant Garde


    Russian Code
    note those numbers, reflecting an anti-clockwise universe!

    Pics, and an interesting read from UK distributors Page & Cooper
    https://www.pageandcooper.com/blog/r...watch-factory/

    They note the news that some Swiss brands, unable to source ETA movements, are now using Raketa in their watches!
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    well here are some of my collection I had and other members had

    ****Raketa / paketa Gallery ****

    heres a couple of certain models

    **** My new Raketa ****

    **** Raketa world time ****

    had a few of the world times bout six of them

    and then just some cool pics of russian watches in general

    **** The best picture you have seen of Russian watches ****

    did do some of raketa advertisements and history but can't seem to see them

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    That Copernicus reissue is gorgeous


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