Monday, 27 November 2017

Extremely Rare. Raketa Antarktida. "Antarctic Expedition" 24 hr Watch.





Extremely Rare, Raketa Antarktida 21 j "Expedition Watch".

This is something, of a grail for me. This particular Raketa, is much more substantial, than the ordinary run of the mill Raketas.It has a very unusual construction, the crystal, attaches to the inner steel case, which in turn, screws into the case back, making the watch water resistant and anti magnetic.

It has the correct early, cal;2623, Baltika, 24 hr movement, running seamlessly.

These watches, commemorate, the 16th expedition, to Antarctica, [early 70`s] .
There is some anecdotal evidence, that they were originally presented to the expedition, members themselves. I could not possibly confirm this.

This particular watch, is in superb condition and i really do think it is one of the best constructed Russian watches, i have ever owned. It is certainly one of the best looking.

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