Found it on eBay.it. I found this picture years ago of one, and I've been waiting ever since to find one. This is the first time I've seen one for sale. It doesn't have the same minute markings, and I prefer these to the one I'm buying, but who knows how long I'd have to wait to find it!Good find! Where you find it? These Poljot International Polar watches are very little known. Poljot made them with different dials - white, black etc. When I got it from ebay some time ago I was surprised, never knew that this series existed at all.
Yes, that particular dial is my favorite of all of them. Second choice would either be the black dial with the white ring or the black dial with chrome indicators on the far right in that line-up, but I don't think I would have bought either of those. At any rate, I've really been wanting a nice white dial 24 hour watch, and while I like the Hamilton chrono I just got a couple months ago, it's rather subtle in nature. I want something that commands a little more attention. I do believe this will be the one to do that.
This is only my second Raketa. I more or less wrote them off after my first one since most of the ones on eBay are fakes. I don't have anything against Russian 24 hour watches. I really enjoy my Sturmanskie Arctic, and I can't wait to get my Poljot Polar Bear. Russia seems to make more 24 hour watches than anyone else, so I can't help but look toward them, but I am very particular about the ones I want. Swearing off Russians wouldn't be terribly kind to my wallet, though, because the majority of the rest of the 24's that I like are rather expensive. My Hamilton 24 hour chronograph would have bought me a half dozen Russians. Haha.after I got myself Poljot Aviator 24h watch I limited myself to non-Russian 24h watch which has been kind to my wallet.