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Squeaky Raketa

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Hey all,

I've recently started buying watches that I like, and I purchased a 24 hour Raketa watch off of eBay. After some research, I'm sure that it's not genuine (the bridge on the movement says 2628.h, which as I understand it is a 12hr movement which can be modified to be a 24h movement).

I really don't care that it's not real, I just really like the look of it.

Recently, when I set the time or wind up the clock, the crown squeaks when turning it. I really think all it needs is a little bit of lubrication, but I'm not sure where to do that. I don't have any sort of experience fixing watches, but I'm ready to try (and buy equipment), if anyone is willing to help.

Below is video (and audio ;-)) of the watch squeaking when I turn the crown. Also, as an aside, it seems that the outer dial of cities isn't completely set down, when I turn the watch upside down I can hear it rattling around. Not sure if that is suppose to happen or that is fixable. When it settles down I am able to turn the dial properly.

Outer dial jiggle @ 0:05
Squeaky crown @ 0:30
Squeaky crown again @ 0:43

You may have to turn up the volume :)



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check out the ratfacedgit videos starting on the second post here in the russian watch forum he has not done this exact movement, but you will get at idea of the tools and how a service would work.
Thanks tylehman, I'll take a look at these videos. I did find some Ratfaced Git videos on YouTube for the 2628.h

Again, not sure if the one I have is actually a 2628.h, but it's worth watching. Do you have any recommendations for what sort of lubrication I should buy for the parts inside? Amazon would be preferable because I have a Prime account.
i am using some novostar oils and an A*F clock oil. to save money, but most would say get the Moebius oils 9010, 8200 and D5 which would cover most needs on the Russian watches, but i'll tell you it is not cheap. it will cost many times over the price of your watch to get started on this part of the hobby, but if you can do your own servicing, it opens a lot of new possibilities on the number and conditions of watches you can feel comfortable buying.

the 2628 video would most likely show just what you need to do, your just skip-over the date complication stuff.
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