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My first Raketa--quick question

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I am painfully new to the world of Russian watches and noticed there were a number of helpful experts in these parts. So I thought I'd pose a quick question.

The Raketa I just purchased looks to be in great shape--came with box, holster, papers, etc. It appears to be a standard issue late 80s 2628, with the exception of the КГБ overlay where "Paketa" would normally be... So my question is if this is just some goofy sticker some one slapped on along the way? Maybe that's fairly common for these watches?

I like the watch either way and will probably just replace the КГБ strap and wear it regardless.

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Thanks for any insight.
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The year calendar is a 1980-2000, so this is probably an authentic USSR dial, not one of Raketa's own reproductions that we used to see 10 to 15 years ago. the painting over the Raketa logo is rather crude, so I don't think this is an authorised Tourist piece from Raketa. Was a complete watch modified after purchase, or was the entire watch assembled from a complete set of Raketa parts? Who knows for sure, but I suspect an after-market mod.

From where did you but this watch?
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