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Is this Raketa ok?

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I recently saw this watch, it is nice but I have some doubts about its legitimacy.

My doubts arise from three considerations:

1) The first consideration is the weakest: the machine is a SU 2609.HA ( ok, ok, this may be due to the transition period, etc. etc.)
2) The second question is more important.You see that logo on the dial similar to the one of the Soviet Union? is legitimate? I do not believe so.
3) and what about the PAKETA written on the dial identical to that one on the box ? I always saw the red box with "PAKETA" written in that way (with a line joining the A and K as also the three letters ETA), but I've never seen the watches with the same written on the dial ( i mean with the same graphics, style, fashion)

What do you think?
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Those watches were already discussed some time ago.

In my opinion:

1) they are not totally made in Russia
2) they have original Soviet components
3) they were sold by the official Italian Raketa distributor in the late '80s
4) dials were not originally designed by the factory; they were (more probably) made in Russia under Italian design, or totally made in Italy.
More or less, same story of the Vostok chronographs.

As final conclusion, being assembled for/by the official distributor, they are "spurious" products, probably made to create something new (and more dedicated to young people) besides the official Russian catalogue, but i don't think they are fakes.

As always, just my 2 cents. Hope to not hurt anybody with my opinions.

Please read the old discussion here:
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