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    Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    I wanted to create a new thread to nicely organize all the information I have seen over the past several months.

    To my understanding, Vostok's Komandirskie continues to be very popular domestically compared to the Amphibian's popularity here. They seem to be blurring the lines between the two lines of models to make these customers happy. K35 was the first test, offering a steel case and automatic movement. The new K35/II's also have the Amphibian's 200m water resistance, but stick closer to the Komandirskie's popular retro looks, again to test the market. 2016 is a big year, both the K35/IIs and new 470 Amphibians will have steel crowns and bezels, produced domestically to keep costs down. I'm not sure if these same upgrades will be seen on all other models, or only certain ones. No word (to my knowledge) on better lume, ratcheting bezels, better movements, or anything else. Remember, everything is subject to change.

    New Komandirskie 86 (chrome)




    New Komandirskie K35





    New Komandirskie K35/II





    New Komandirskie K-39
    Stainless steel, automatic, 200m, display back. Tritium, 24 hour hand, 24 hour day/night disk, or subdial seconds models. Leather and silicone straps (no canvas?). October-November 2016.






    New Amphibian 160





    On right, old 060 on left





    Poll for case and bezel finishing: polished (on left), radial brushed (on right, and winning), or uniform brushed


    New Amphibian 110

    Old 110 on left


    New Amphibian 150


    Left won this poll


    New Amphibian dial (150, or 710?)



    New Amphibian 470











    Classic Komandirskie back design on an Amphibian?


    New K35/IIs and 470s



    New Steel crowns


    Sample assembly, not an actual model


    New steel bezels (Brass, aluminum, and acrylic inserts are being tested)

    Production sample, not confirmed

    Sample assembly, not an actual model




    New Ladies models



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    Re: Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    Thank you for this interesting thread!
    I am happy to see that Vostok is bringing out new models! I was pretty worried last year because of the weak ruble, only a few Russian watchfactories are still in the business.

    470 reissue here I come!
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    Re: Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    Those 470's and dials (and new crowns!) make me happy.
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    Re: Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    Thank you very much Arizone
    This is a very welcome update... so many new models. I like especially K35/II and 470 reissue

    Probably can we expect a special edition for the 50th of Amphibian?
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    Re: Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    Do you have information on the pricing of these new models?

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    Re: Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    470 case scuba with 20 mm lugs! Yes please!

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    Re: Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    Im loving the new 470 case, the new 110 case and the new crown design


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    Re: Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    I'd link to Vostok's VK profile but forum software removes links ... it's where this info originated.

    I like that the 470s are returning.
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    Re: Everything to expect from Vostok factory soon

    Thanks Arizone.

    Interesting to see that they are moving ahead and hopefully the pricing is still competitive.

    Of most interest to me are the new bezels. Do you have any information as to whether they will be sold separately?

    For instance I have a 150 GMT and the black bezel would be brilliant!

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    I am glad to see several white dials and a white dial scuba dude , black hands on a white dial are very easy to see.And those colored hands will also make it much easier to read the time, and look better to me. I avoid a lot of dials because of poor readability. Don't want to take all day trying to figure out what time it is ,or have to move the watch around trying and see the hands better.Just something that bugs me for some reason.
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