Very nice watch, congrats - I'm not sure if I can welcome you here, as I'm also pretty new here myself. I've always liked the 24h Raketas - I'm a fan of Raketa in general - and I've been also planning to get one eventually, just have to decide which variant whit what kind of bezel to get, as buying ALL OF THEM is not exactly an option.
What do you use to clean the dial and hands with? I'm planning something similar, but never done it before.Grabbed a black dial Latin script Poljot to compliment my Cyrillic dialed one. Bought it a few days ago and it arrived last night. Chrono hands weren’t aligning and the seller said the chronograph wasn’t operational. After finally getting the lock ring to free the case back (felt welded shut) it was obvious the fly back lever was knocked out of its seat. A tiny nudge later and the hands fell right into their reset positions and it operates beautifully.
Here’s the eBay pic:Here it is after cleaning the bracelet, dial, hands, indices, chrono ring, and polishing the crystal. Only about an hours time invested and it came out looking pretty good.
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As far as the dial goes I used Rodico. For the hands and indices I used an approximately 2mm x 3mm piece of leather that I first rubbed on a silver polishing cloth then VERY carefully wiped the hands then the indices. I’m almost certain the experienced guys out there will tell you to remove the hands first which makes it less likely you’ll bend them while cleaning them. I didn’t because I’ve heard the large chrono hand can be a pain to deal with.What do you use to clean the dial and hands with? I'm planning something similar, but never done it before.
The was my plan and my worryDon't make the noobish mistake I did on my Amphibia 090 dial where I used isopropyl alcohol to clean the quite thick sludgy patina of grease that had built up over decades... it cleaned it look like a champ... cleaned off all the lume and paint markings as well.