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.

6 comments:

  1. Hello Russ!

    What a superb catch! Indeed one of the best soviet watch, if not one of the rarest.

    All the best for 2018

    Regards,

    Boris

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  2. Hello Boris, Lovely to hear from you.

    Yes. I am very impressed with its overall construction and design.
    Now i have to find the other light dial version!

    All the best for a happy and prosperous, new year.

    Best Regards,
    Russ.

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  3. Congratulations Russ, this is in my wanted list and I am drooling all over the place, another masterpiece!

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    1. Thank you so much C.S Lee. Really is much appreciated. I am a bit overwhelmed at the quality myself

      Best Regards,
      Russ.

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  4. In such condition, rare watch always looks amazing. :)

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