Russian Vintage 24-Hour Watch Raketa 2623.H Soviet Antarctic Expedition
RAKETA 24-hour mechanical watch – Soviet Antarctic Expedition
24-Hour Dial. Mechanical movement Raketa 2623.H with 19 jewels. Hand-winding. Power reserve 44 hours. Central second hand. Gold plated case Au10. Stainless steel back cover. Size: 39 mm (lug to lug) x 33 mm (widht), thickness 11 mm. Black leather strap. Manufacture: Petrodvorets Watch Factory (Raketa). Year of Manufacture: 1980s. Condition: Perfect!
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.