Being in law enforcement for almost 20 years, and having worked in various units throughout my particular department, I think I can at least offer some insight into the world of law enforcement watches and the type of timepieces that may serve a police officer well given their particular assignment.
Few Russian watches have become as iconic as the Raketa Big Zero. Unfortunately this icon status has increased demand for the watch – a demand which (in my opinion) far exceeds the supply that’s out there. This recipe is a fertile breeding ground for fake Raketa Big Zeros to run rampant – and run rampant they do!
One thing me and my father have in common is that we both really enjoy scoping out pawn shops for some good deals, and living in Lincoln, Nebraska there Is a strong influence from college football and college life in general. So you’ll often find some neat stuff that some college kid pawned off to pay for rent or groceries. Among the many things you find, watches fill most the pawn shops around town.