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My love affair with Russian watches continues

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    #91
    Originally posted by illecebrousrian, post: 3834048, member: 164839
    The main advantage to this design is that you can swap whatever Seiko Bezel Insert you want in the bezel. There are tons of ceramic and aluminum Seiko bezel inserts out there. You can achieve different looks by combining different bezel inserts and dials.
    I notice there are sellers on eBay selling Vostoks with the Seiko conversion already done.

    This classic 710 Scubadude is an example for £84, pretty good IMHO.

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      #92
      Originally posted by illecebrousrian, post: 3833986, member: 164839
      That is 2609A movement, one of the workhorses of the Soviet Watch Industry. Here is my Raketa with another variant of the movement, a 2609HA.

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      I love those movements.
      I got 2 of them for $10 shipped on a bay for a build and after oiling they both work like a charm.

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      1 - A/6538 Burford Milsub
      2 - sorry ... that build is classified

      3 - 16800 Comex Rolex - dated 1984
      4 - Heavily modded 16610 cheapie

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        #93
        Sorry to dig up an old thread, but just received my first Amphibian. 420 case with black scuba dude dial, I put on a Seiko bezel, also immediately put it on a silicone strap as the bracelet isn’t the best.

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          #94
          Originally posted by Automotiveromance View Post
          Sorry to dig up an old thread, but just received my first Amphibian. 420 case with black scuba dude dial, I put on a Seiko bezel, also immediately put it on a silicone strap as the bracelet isn’t the best.

          Classic Scuba Dude, dude.

          Did you change the whole bezel or just the insert?

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            #95
            Whole bezel, the original bezel doesn’t have an insert as far as I can tell. They’re dirt cheap anyway.

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              #96
              Originally posted by Automotiveromance View Post
              the original bezel doesn’t have an insert.
              LOL no of course they don't. My brain must have been in neutral when I asked.

              The new bezel is a huge improvement IMHO.

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                #97
                I just had a better case fitted to my Slava 2414, 21 jewel, hand-wind.

                I really like the size and the clean, classic look.

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                  #98
                  Just got a Vostok Amphibia Antimagnetic.

                  Crazy spider dial - interesting crazing that is visible at different angles and light.

                  Mounted on a vintage Perlon strap.




                  Only accurate watches are interesting
                  Esse quam videri

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                    #99
                    I have two of these, the other one is silver (well, chrome)

                    Nice size at 35mm and both are serviced up with nice straps.

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                      Just received my new Vostok Komandirskie 020715...loving it.
                      Took a few weeks from Meranom but very happy with communication. Switched out the bracelet for a 5 ring nato.
                      Already looking at a ScubaDude !


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                        Very nice.

                        Have you got that strap on right?

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                          lol, I kinda like these mods ...love vintage russian watches

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                            I like these watches too. I bought this Vostok Antimagnetic 20 years ago.



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                              A Raketa Big Zero in minty condition is exactly what i am looking for nowadays..

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                                Tempo how accurate is this watch?

                                [QUOTE=Tempo;n7136203]I like these watches too. I bought this Vostok Antimagnetic 20 years ago.


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