ULTRA RARE Raketa 24 hours collectible original mechanical wristwatch from first issues in 1970's. Model from catalog Raketa 2623H/551458. Made in USSR (Soviet, Russian,).
Made by PChZ (Petrodvorzowy Watch Factory). H, 19 Jewels, shockproof ballance.
It would be great find for any collector. It has traces of use on the case and on the dial. Please see the photos for the assessment of watches. Runs well and keeps time accurately. Really watches look much better than in the photo. New PU leather strap "Nagata" (Spain) as a gift! This model of the wristwatch you can see in "Brochure of the Raketa watches, 1975 - Petrodvorets Factory" on page #8. OVERALL CONDITION (10-point scale): 7-8. Raketa and made in USSR. H (caliber), SU (Soviet Union) and raketa logo. Features manual wind sweep second 24h display Data 11.5''', Dm= 26.0mm, Do= 26.65mm H= 4.4mm F= 0.8mm T= 2.1mm all incl. 0.4mm hand-gear bridge 19 jewels f = 18000 A/h power reserve 45h Balance staff U3365 Stem W2988 Hands 1.60 x 1.04 x 0.18mm. 1.30 inch (33.0 mm). 1.42 inch (36.0 mm).
Furthermore, it is one of the only watch factories in the world, the only others being Rolex and Swatch, that manufactures its own parts; including the hair spring, balance wheel, and escapement. The Petrodvorets Watch Factory (Russian:) is the oldest factory in Russia. Founded by Peter the Great in 1721 as the Peterhof Lapidary Works , to make hardstone carvings, since 1945 the factury manufactures the Soviet Pobeda watches and since 1961 it has manufactured the Soviet Raketa watches. In almost 300 years of history, the factory has changed name several times. Petrodvorets is located in Saint Petersburg. Initially, the factory produced luxury objects in semi-precious and precious stones for the palaces of the Tsars. We find these objects now in the Hermitage Museum in St.
Petersburg, but also in most of the palaces of Europe, like Versailles, the Louvre or Sanssouci. In Soviet times, the plant has continued to work on precious stones. This plant has produced among others, the Mausoleum of Lenin in 1924 and the Kremlin stars in 1935. In the prewar years, the skilled workers began manufacturing precision and measurement instruments for the Red Army and the new industry of Russian watches. Destroyed by Nazi troops during the Siege of Leningrad, the plant was rebuilt from 1944 at the liberation of the city.
In 1945 Joseph Stalin - who wanted to reduce USSR's dependence on imports from the West - gave the order to the factory to manufacture watches. The first watches were produced in the factory in 1949 under the brand Pobeda and Zvezda. In 1961, in honor of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the factory created its new brand, Raketa, which makes its reputation throughout the world of Communist influence. In its glory years after the war, the plant employed 8,000 people, produced 4.5 million watches per year for Soviet citizens and the needs of the Red Army. The plant is equipped with two atomic bunkers that can accommodate 8,000 people in the case of a western nuclear attack, had its own schools, university, hospital, resorts on the Black Sea, camps for Communist Youth Pioneer organization and Komsomol and its orchestras. Today, the plant has dramatically cut production following the troubled years of privatization and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Despite huge difficulties in adapting to the capitalist system, Raketa is one of the few (together with Vostok and Zaria) watch manufacturers, remained after the fall of USSR. All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches). Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture. If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust. If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard.
It is a mechanical watch in which the mainspring is wound automatically as a result of natural motion of the wearer's arm, to provide energy to run the watch, making manual winding unnecessary. If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only i. Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower).
Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism. Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches.
If the course of your watches is worsening and the accuracy of the reduction in the duration of the clock (autonomy) from one fully wound spring - it need a service. IF the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down.
To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth. Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well.
The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good.
Using the "reset" when running chronograph can damage the mechanism of most models of watches. In spite of delays all our previous lots have been successfully delivered!
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2623" is in sale since Thursday, February 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "dmytro_yaroshenko" and is located in cherkassy, herkaska oblast. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Features: 24-Hour Dial
- Case Size: 36 mm
- Age Group: Adult
- Lug Width: 18 mm
- Face Color: Silver
- Department: Men
- Handmade: No
- With Service Records: No
- Display: Analog
- Modified Item: No
- Case Color: Silver
- With Original Packaging: No
- Vintage: Yes
- Country of origin: USSR
- Indices: 24-Hour Dial
- Case Material: chrome
- Water Resistance: Not Water Resistant
- Handedness: Left
- Year Manufactured: 1970-1979
- Customized: No
- Case Finish: Gloss
- Model: Raketa 2623H/551458
- Band Width: 18 mm
- Seller Warranty: No
- Band Material: PU leather
- Escapement Type: Anchor
- With Booklet: No
- Year of Manufacture: 1970-1979
- Reference Number: Does Not Apply
- Dial Color: Silver
- Band Color: Black
- Brand: Raketa
- Style: Dress/Formal
- Gender: Men's
- Number of Jewels: 19 Jewels
- Band Type: Two-Piece Strap
- Caseback: Screwback Case
- Watch Shape: Tonneau/Barrel
- Case Thickness: 10 mm
- Movement: Mechanical: Hand-winding
- Type: Wristwatch