Seele, were the Raketas sold by that seller legitimate? thanks!
pcke2000, the jury is still out! The watches are packaged in blister packs with cardboard slide-out backing, and what appears to be a rather genuine-looking warranty paper, but any dork with access to a beat-up Gestetner can print those.
I bought them for the purpose of trying to see if they were the real deal, but I ended up not being able to tell for certain. The "hammer and sickle" works well and looks good, the hour and minute hands are gilt while the second hand is painted white. Officially all these hands are yellow painted but of course, variations during production of any model can occur, and the gilding on the hands does not look amateurish at all.
The 24-hour model with the rotating scale for the second hand has been talked about before in an earlier thread and we could not come to any definite conclusion either. The most likely scenario is that they were made by Raketa during that particularly chaotic period where nobody in the factory seemed to know what they're doing, but this theory only led the others by a nose.