A rare Raketa mechanical vintage watch for men is now up for sale, a one-of-a-kind watch model in our vintage collection. This 40-mm military-style wristwatch comes with a stunning black dial, a large silver-tone case, and a strong textured black strap.
With a timeless vintage design, this Raketa wristwatch is the perfect choice for large wrist sizes. Thanks to its durable mechanical movement, this timepiece has a flawless history of time-keeping and it is fully functional. As you can see in the photos, the watch comes in very good condition, with a few tiny signs of age, and a unique patina.
Product details: Condition: Very good. Mechanical movement. Case width: 40 mm. Case + strap length: 23.5 cm. Wrist size: medium/large. Made in the USSR.
The watch is in working condition.
Raketa Watch Brand
Raketa wristwatches have been manufactured since 1961 by thePetrodvorets Watch Factory in Sankt Petersburg. The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is Russia's oldest factory, founded by Peter the Great in 1721. Raketa watches have been produced for the Red Army, the Soviet Navy, and for North Pole expeditions, as well as for civilians. Today, Raketa is one of a handful of global watch brands that produces its own movements from start to finish.
About mechanical watches
A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically via a small battery.
A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring, which must be hand-wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power balance a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate. A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move foward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate.
Mechanical watches are classic vintage pieces, beautiful displays of minimalism and old-school features. Some of the most elegant mechanical watches, for true vintage enthusiasts, are now available in our vintage mechanical watch collection.
From our collection of vintages and antiques, only the best pieces make it through our selection for this platform. Our goal is to locate the finest vintage pieces and reclaim their original, timeless beauty.
The process behind our brand is a complex one: restoring antique and vintage pieces, making them look flawless, carefully reconstructing what is broken and capturing them as accurately as possible so that these articles get a chance to a second story.
The age, the brand and all the work behind every product, are all reflected in the price of our items. You can read more about the story behind our brandhere.
Our vintage watches are extensively verified by local watchmakers that we work with. Any repairs needed are done by professionals, so rest assured, all the watches are in perfect working condition. They are additionally checked for another 24 hours, once the order is placed, before shipping.
The pieces we sell are vintage, so they may present marks of the passage of time. Make sure you have a close look at the photos of each product. We try to capture them as accurately as possible. Colors may differ slightly.
We offerFree International shipping with Tracking Number.The shipping price is already included in the price of the watch.
The items can be shipped worldwide, from Romania. In particular cases, items can be shipped from a different country.
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