Raketa Watch

Raketa "denim dial" watch

  • Case: Brass
  • Crystal: Acrylic
  • Movement: 2609.HA, Manual, no hacking
  • Size: 34mm
  • Band: 18mm
  • Cost: $40
  • I'm a sucker for small watches and textured dials so this purchase was a no-brainer. This is an export variant with "Made in USSR" hidden on the bottom edge of the crystal. Others with red seconds hands , checkered bezels, and orange dials are also out there. Run time is an impressive 45 hours. Everything else is vintage Russian with a chromed case, snap-on caseback, and acrylic crystal. No water resistance. A bit of a concern in terms of corrosion but we'll see. Overall I really enjoy the denim-like texture and the size is just what I'm comfortable with.

    first written 1/1/2018

    last edited 7/12/18