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Bought this a few weeks back from a seller on Etsy and I've been tracking it ever since it left Ukraine. Now the wait is over and it's finally here!

35mm diameter (a tad small, but no problem) with Cal.2609 17-jewel movement.

As always, the photos:



Decent looking box:



The watch:



There's a bit of a smudge on the face, but nothing that can't be fixed locally.



Back shot:



Wrist shot. Not liking the strap so far.



Improved the look with a black leather version instead:

 

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Very nice! Raketa is on par with Vostok in terms of quality, so you should get plenty of life from it. :) I love the simple look to it, and it's not overly flashy. Great score!
 

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Glad it arrived safe, and sound BF ! :smile-thumb2:Looks really nice with the whole classic, vintage vibe it has. Reminds you of watches you might see, or have seen in your dad's, or grandfather's draw, or watch box. :thumb: Even the size is perfect, and fits with the feel, and style of the watch. ..This one really takes you back, even though it's totally modern ! Fantastic ! Big congratulations Fish !
 

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Cool Looking piece. Enjoy!!
 

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If you had asked me a year ago "Lou, you ever gonna buy a CCCP watch" Ida said
no
But the devil made me do it. Twice in fact.
Temptation no 1? Komanderiskie (which my daughter talked me out of)
Temptation no 2? Amphibia Scuba Dude( which she better not try).

Lou Snutt
 

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Feller Freeks:
If you had asked me a year ago "Lou, you ever gonna buy a CCCP watch" Ida said
no
But the devil made me do it. Twice in fact.
Temptation no 1? Komanderiskie (which my daughter talked me out of)
Temptation no 2? Amphibia Scuba Dude( which she better not try).

Lou Snutt
No matter how you cut it, they know how to make a top-notch timepiece that rivals the more mainstream western names. :) I was wearing Vostoks before they were cool! Incidentally, I was also wearing them when the only way to get them out of the Soviet Union was through the black market. :D
 
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