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Strange face on raketa

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Hello I got this watch off eBay thinking it was a 24 hour movement and then realised it had a strange display that goes 13 to 24 (so it's right for half the day only) the movement has 2609ha so believe that might be a real 12 h movement and the case has 140456.

I was just wondering if this has a odd face for a reason (although can't think of one) or if it was a daft fake

The face is in pretty rough shape but fortunately I only paid £7

 I can't imagine any reason why this watch would get made.





Thankyou brad

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Hi Brad and welcome to the forum. The watch is real enough - you can see it in an old Raketa catalogue here: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/113098239036073221216/album/AF1QipM6k02EnVJUCOk6YCFxu_7tf4auYfZP7k_rfBf9/AF1QipPu2w4x7cRf-5wJPi7Y3Q9j3Gl0ydLHT2ZzDTnl

I can only guess that the numbering system on the watch was to help people get used to a 24 hour clock / military time?

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Hi thank you I'm already hooked.

I was not expecting it to be real. It seems  strange but kinda cool because of that, thankyou for the info. 

I'm currently  anxiously waiting for this one to arrive from belarus It has a 2623.h movement. 



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3 hours ago, Roddyjb said:

Your £7 watch looks neat. Are you planning to restore it?

Hi I want to but I'm pretty sure I don't have the skill to do so 

2 hours ago, Lampoc said:

Here you go Brad - a load of old Soviet/Russian catalogues which should make it a bit easier for you to spot genuine watches: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/113098239036073221216?source=pwa


Thank you I'll have a good look 

Also meant to ask before does anyone know a rough date on this watch?


Cheers brad

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