Russian 24 hour watch Raketa, Antarctic Expedition
Russian 24 hour mechanical wrist watch – Raketa, Soviet Antarctic Expedition. Raketa 2623 movement. 19 jewels. Mechanical hand wind. Power reserve 44 hours. Central second hand. Diameter 33 mm; lug to lug 39 mm; thickness 11 mm. Gold plated case Au 10. Stainless steel case back. Genuine leather strap (black; 18 mm). Condition: Perfect. Raketa watches (PAKETA) – Petrodvorets Watch Factory. Soviet watches (USSR, 1980s).
There were three editions of such watch from Raketa factory. The first issue has six red dots on the dial representing the soviet stations and it was produced from 1971 until 1980. The second issue has seven red dots because in 1980 the soviets established 7th station Russkaya. The third edition also has seven dots but the quality of the dial is worse comparing to earlier versions.