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Raketa 2609

This Raketa with a 2609 mechanism was produced in 1971 according the Raketa catalogue. A real solid stainless steel built watch which was obviously built for heavy duty. The watch got an orange/red bezel and there are two types of crowns for this model; chrome-plated and steel. This one got a steel crown.
The big numbers on the dial are covered with powerful lume that is still visible in the dark.
A good looking watch for everyday use and a nice addition to the collection.
A picture from an advertisement from Raketa with the actual drawing of the design. The second watch is the actual 1971 edition like mine, followed by an evolution of the watch; 2014, 2016 and 2017.