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WNS-MDN-5022 - Raketa - Nicholas II - Dial Close Up View
Case: Round with a pop off back cover, 34 mm outside case diameter, 40 mm lug to lug, crown at the 3 o’clock position. Back cover is stamped 447.
Dial: black and gold enamel finished metal dial is in mint condition, complete with Roman numeral hour markers at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions and a 60 minutes/seconds track along the edge. It features a bust image of Nicholas II and a Russian symbol. It is signed in Russian "Russian Emperor and Autocrat Nicholas II." The original domed crystal is in excellent condition as is the gold finished case. The winding crown is gold finished and in excellent shape as well
Movement: Mechanical wind movement.
Band/Strap: Genuine Leather with gold toned buckle.
Item ID: WNS-MDN-5022
Manufacturer Information: Located in St. Petersburg, Russia, this watch designing and manufacturing firm produced mechanical and automatic wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks for the Soviet Union’s military and civilian markets. The firm managed to survive after the collapse of the USSR (CCCP) but inevitably closed down their factory around 1995. They produced some of the most unique, highly specialized, patriotic and memorable watches in the history of Russian watch making. Many of their watches are now Cold War relics and continue to gain popularity amongst collectors around the world.
This is an unusual piece as it is a commemorative to a Russian Emperor. During the times of the USSR regime it is doubtful that the Raketa Watch Company would have manufactured such a piece, but soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union the Russian Federation strived to restore Russian pride and history and this watch surely makes a historic statement
RAKETA (Rocket) - Russian Emperor Nicholas II Commemorative Wristwatch (circa early 1990s)
WNS-MDN-5022 - Raketa - Nicholas II - Full Front View
WNS-MDN-5022 - Raketa - Nicholas II - Left Front View
WNS-MDN-5022 - Raketa - Nicholas II - Right Front View