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Petrodvorets Raketa Watch Factory Tours

Saint-Petersburg Ave., 60, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516, Russia
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Worth visit if you are into watch and in Peterhof

First warning: not your typical watch museum. It might be challenging to find and the way to go... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Teguh S
Watch factory tour

We toured the watch factory because I am a bit of a watch enthusiast and wanted to purchase a... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Hayden S
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Russia's oldest factory founded by Peter the Great 300 years ago. It is still working and it is possible to visit it. Old masters produce here watches for the Russian army and for Russian cosmonauts. Just next door of Peter the Great's Peterhof Palace. Open to visitors, 2 English speaking guides will show you around this amazing factory tour.
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Saint-Petersburg Ave., 60, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516, Russia
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

First warning: not your typical watch museum. It might be challenging to find and the way to go there is quite "scary" as you need to pass car workshop which used to be part of the factory during prime time. Despite all the challenges, I...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We toured the watch factory because I am a bit of a watch enthusiast and wanted to purchase a Russian watch while in Russia. I wanted the Raketa brand because I appreciate the fact that it is one of only four brands in the world...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a very interesting watch factory. It is 300 years old. You can see how watchmakers produce all the components of watch mechanical movements. The guide speaks excellent English and is very kind. This was my best visit in Saint Petersbourg. It is really...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

this museum is very nice and the worker are kind! you can find every details of watch! (about 240 ps)

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Raketawatches, Manager at Petrodvorets Raketa Watch Factory Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you for coming. I hope one day we will open a shop in Iran !

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

The four of us pitched without a booking and still the promotions manager were keen to take us on the tour. She spoke English and explained the history as well as the manufacturing process of Raketa watches to us while taking us through the manufacturing...More

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Raketawatches, Manager at Petrodvorets Raketa Watch Factory Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you for visiting, We hope to see you soon. If you pass by Moscow, you may also visit our Design studio and see how design is made.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

From the outside you think you must be in the wrong place but once inside it is fascinating. Ekatarina spent a long time explaining everything to us which was really interesting. I knew of the watches but not the history. It is an interesting snap...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I spent 1 hour walking in circles, trying to find the factory. Google maps is wrong. Website from Raketa is confusing. Don't waste your time.More

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Raketawatches, Owner at Petrodvorets Raketa Watch Factory Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Yes you are right, unfortunatly Google map is showing a way that ends up on a fence, and you need to walk all around the fence to get to the entrance. You shoud have rated Google Map with one star, not us. On our site...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

The tour of the Petrodvorets Watch Factory was truly an incredible experience. As a watch enthusiast myself, it was fascinating to see the process and what goes into making a high quality watch in person, up close and personal. Diana was very knowledgable and informative...More

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Raketawatches, Manager at Petrodvorets Raketa Watch Factory Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

thank you for your nice words. They give us energy to continue our work

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Exciting history, excellent guidance, extraordinary watches, expertness in precision. Don't be fooled by the looks of the premises, there's really knowledge from A to Z when it comes to manufacturing watches.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Went there for a scheduled excursion made like, two weeks ago. The contact person was really helpful, and it is also her who conducted the excursion. It was very fascinating, being able to see how watch were made there from the very beginning (although of...More

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