NOS - Vintage russian Raketa Big Zero mens watch in gold plated case
NOS- New Old Stock Raketa watch from the 80s, however there might be few tiny hairline scratches because of bad storage etc. If you are not sure about it's condition please contact me!
Movement: Manual, mechanical
Size without crown: 39mm
Lug width: 18mm
Marks, flaws: -
The watch strap is included in the price!
The movement functions perfectly. Winds smoothly.
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Few words about Raketa watches:
Raketa (Russian: Paкéтa; IPA: [rɐˈkʲɛtə], "rocket") watches, sometimes marketed as Sekonda, have been manufactured since 1961 by the Petrodvorets Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg. The Petrodvoretz Watch Factory is Russia's oldest factory and was founded by Peter the Greatin 1721. Raketa watches were produced for the Red Army, the Soviet Navy, for North Pole expeditions, as well as for civilians. As of today Raketa is one of the rare watch brands in the world producing its movements from A to Z.
The factory began manufacturing watches in 1949 under the name Zvezda (star) and Pobeda (victory). In 1961, Yuri Gagarinmade the first manned flight into outer space in the rocket Vostok 1 and the factory chose to commemorate this by renaming the brand Raketa (rocket).
Since "Raketa" is one of the rare manufacturers capable of fully producing it watches, including movements, hairspring and escapements, with its parent at Petrodvorets Watch Factory beginning to supply some Swiss watch brands having difficulties acquiring swiss ETA movements.
Over the years, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory produced more than two dozen versions Raketa movements. Some were equipped with features such as automatic winding, calendars, 24-hour models for polar explorers, anti-magnetic watches (for use in case of a nuclear attack), as well as watches for the military. Mechanical Raketa watches produced in Petrodvorets were exported to many Eastern Bloc and communist countries and are considered one of the most durable and reliable movements in the world.
How long shipping will take?
Watches are shipped as well packed priority airmail with online tracking.
Orders are processed and shipped within 1 to 5 business days.
Your order will be shipped from Hungary. The average delivery timeframe is :
- Europe : 3 to 12 days (can occasionally take up to 30 days)
- United States & Canada : 6 to 30 days (can occasionally take up to 60 days)
- Australia, New Zealand & Japan : 12 to 40 days (can occasionally take up to 60 days)
- South America, Asia & non-US Pacific Islands : due to difficult local customs, packages can sometimes take up to 2 months to deliver. Please contact us beforehand if you would like a faster shipping, so we can find the exact rate to your country.
Please keep in mind the maximum delivery timeframe + the production time when placing an order for a special event!
Is it waterproof?
No, at least it's not tested. Therefore, there is no warranty on water damages.