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Rare! vintage soviet watch Cardinal for man USSR

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

Let me introduce to you a part of history of country that was gone in the past century – Soviet Union. This is CARDINAL – made by Petrodvorets Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg in USSR. Classical watch with Soviet quality. Shockproof! Rare specimen – this watches where manufactured only for export. In USSR where sold under brand Raketa. Keeps good time.

With special gift – Strap (Bracelet) 18mm.

Watches are mechanical and need manual winding. It is used but in rather good condition taking into account their age. Please see condition on photo.

You should wind up the watch every day in approximate same time. That must be done very gently until it will go tight.

A brief historical background:

Raketa ("rocket") watches, sometimes marketed as Sekonda, have been manufactured since 1961 by the Petrodvorets Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg. The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is Russia's oldest factory and was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. Raketa watches were produced for the Red Army, the Soviet Navy, for North Pole expeditions, as well as for civilians. As of today Raketa is one of the rare watch brands in the world producing its movements from A to Z. Raketa is one of the brands of the Petrodvorets Watch Factory and Raketa is probably the most famous of the factory's brands. But Other brands include Pobeda, Talberg and more. Before the Russian revolution, the factory also produced objects made of precious and semi-precious stones for the Tsar and his family. Later, it began to produce goods for military manufacturers as well as jewels" for the watch industry. In 1949 the factory released the first watches under the names Zvezda ("Звезда", star) and Pobeda ("Победа", victory). The factory's own watches, sold under the brand name Raketa, first appeared in 1961. Over the years, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory produced more than two dozen versions Raketa movements. Some were equipped with features such as automatic winding, calendars, 24-hour models for polar explorers, anti-magnetic watches (for use in case of a nuclear attack), as well as watches for the military. Mechanical Raketa watches produced in Petrodvorets were exported to many Eastern Bloc and communist countries and are considered one of the most durable and reliable movements in the world and by the 1980s Raketa was producing 5 million watches a year.
Origin of brand
April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin made the first flight in the history of mankind in outer space on the rocket Vostok 1. In honor of Yuri Gagarin the Petrodvorets Watch Factory named its watches "rocket", or "Raketa" in Russian. 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-16. During Soviet times it became one of the most produced watch brand in the world. in the 70's the factory produced about 5 million mechanical watches per year.

Watch dimensions are:
19 Jewels; Dial diameter - 26 mm; Case diameter – 35 mm; Watch thickness - 9 mm; made in 1960.


Please ask all questions before making a purchase! You will be provided with all requested information! Please don't hesitate to contact me here or via e-mail. I am always more than happy to help.


Shipping:
Worldwide shipping by Registered International Delivery service, With tracking number
Estimated delivery time is 12-21 working days.


Thank you for your attention to my items!!
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

Let me introduce to you a part of history of country that was gone in the past century – Soviet Union. This is CARDINAL – made by Petrodvorets Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg in USSR. Classical watch with Soviet quality. Shockproof! Rare specimen – this watches where manufactured only for export. In USSR where sold under brand Raketa. Keeps good time.

With special gift – Strap (Bracelet) 18mm.

Watches are mechanical and need manual winding. It is used but in rather good condition taking into account their age. Please see condition on photo.

You should wind up the watch every day in approximate same time. That must be done very gently until it will go tight.

A brief historical background:

Raketa ("rocket") watches, sometimes marketed as Sekonda, have been manufactured since 1961 by the Petrodvorets Watch Factory in Saint Petersburg. The Petrodvorets Watch Factory is Russia's oldest factory and was founded by Peter the Great in 1721. Raketa watches were produced for the Red Army, the Soviet Navy, for North Pole expeditions, as well as for civilians. As of today Raketa is one of the rare watch brands in the world producing its movements from A to Z. Raketa is one of the brands of the Petrodvorets Watch Factory and Raketa is probably the most famous of the factory's brands. But Other brands include Pobeda, Talberg and more. Before the Russian revolution, the factory also produced objects made of precious and semi-precious stones for the Tsar and his family. Later, it began to produce goods for military manufacturers as well as jewels" for the watch industry. In 1949 the factory released the first watches under the names Zvezda ("Звезда", star) and Pobeda ("Победа", victory). The factory's own watches, sold under the brand name Raketa, first appeared in 1961. Over the years, the Petrodvorets Watch Factory produced more than two dozen versions Raketa movements. Some were equipped with features such as automatic winding, calendars, 24-hour models for polar explorers, anti-magnetic watches (for use in case of a nuclear attack), as well as watches for the military. Mechanical Raketa watches produced in Petrodvorets were exported to many Eastern Bloc and communist countries and are considered one of the most durable and reliable movements in the world and by the 1980s Raketa was producing 5 million watches a year.
Origin of brand
April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin made the first flight in the history of mankind in outer space on the rocket Vostok 1. In honor of Yuri Gagarin the Petrodvorets Watch Factory named its watches "rocket", or "Raketa" in Russian. 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-16. During Soviet times it became one of the most produced watch brand in the world. in the 70's the factory produced about 5 million mechanical watches per year.

Watch dimensions are:
19 Jewels; Dial diameter - 26 mm; Case diameter – 35 mm; Watch thickness - 9 mm; made in 1960.


Please ask all questions before making a purchase! You will be provided with all requested information! Please don't hesitate to contact me here or via e-mail. I am always more than happy to help.


Shipping:
Worldwide shipping by Registered International Delivery service, With tracking number
Estimated delivery time is 12-21 working days.


Thank you for your attention to my items!!

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  • Materials: glass, steel, leather
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