Ephemeris time Greenwich Mean Time Prime meridian. Jacob Casper likes this. Raketa is only one of the brands produced by the Petrodvorets Watch Factory , albeit probably its most famous brand. At the height of the Cold War , however, the name “Raketa” was perceived negatively in the West , as the word was associated with the latest generation of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles , the R Chronological dating Geologic time scale International Commission on Stratigraphy. Museum of Soviet Calculators – Factory Markings.

This page was last edited on 3 June , at Happy Halloween to you too! January 10th, 2. An all around winner! The Petrodvorets Watch Factory Raketa, is one of only five watch brands in the world producing their movements in-house from start to finish, including hairsprings and escapements. September 30th, , It was a modern European, I think brand.

Raketa “Classic Avtomat” N138

It has the HA movement stamped “SU”. Inthe Petrodvorets Watch Factory employed three highly ranked Swiss watchmakers to help the factory adapt its production to modern standards. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Russian-language text Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March It weighs 5 tons and measures 13 meters high by 8 meters wide. It’s a post Soviet English dial with hands similar to your example. I hope this is the petrovvorets reliable source of information.


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Raketa “Classic Quartz” 0112

January 11th, 5. The inner links are a high luster polish while the outer links are a lower-luster polish but without being cloudy or satin-finished.

Mechanical Raketa watches were exported to many Eastern Bloc and communist countries and are considered one of the most durable and reliable movements in the world. Nevertheless, sellers tend to make a fuss out of its presence though.

Happy Halloween to you too! May 10th, It was a modern European, I think brand.

Petrodvorets Classic – Back in the USSR – Soviet watches

At the height of the Cold Warhowever, the name “Raketa” was perceived negatively in the Westas the word was associated with the latest generation of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missilesthe R January 11th, 6. I have seen claesic same “0” design in recent days but I don’t remember the brand. Help Forgot your password?

This article is about the watch petrodvorsts. For hydrofoil, see Raketa hydrofoil. The silver offsets the stark black Arabic numerals in glossy black paint and makes the dial very legible in low light even with no lume. I am not sure either qatch they where built and which is authentic and which is post-Soviet or even fake. With price ranges similar to Swiss luxury brands, the quality, fit and finish of Raketa timepieces have improved markedly since the s.


During Soviet times it became one of the most produced watch brands in the world. Mine is in very good condition, nearly new. October 30th, 3. Chronometry Orders of magnitude Metrology.

Jacob Casper likes this. I clwssic only sure about the new version and I am doubtful and confused about all the others. Over the years, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory has produced more than two dozen versions of Raketa movements.

October 30th, 1. April 12th, October 30th, 6. Clarity through the watcn glass crystal is decent, but it certainly could benefit from an anti-reflective coating and the viewing angle on the single-domed glass is somewhat limited.