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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Hi everyone, I have a query that I am hoping someone can answer. I have an Amphibia 420 date, and Amphibia 090 non-date. I want to swap the movements.
    I am aware they are a straight swap, but the stems will be different lengths. So will the 090 non-date stem work in the 420 date movement? And the 420 date stem work in the 090 non-date movement after the movement swap?
    I have had a look on Meranom's site, and am aware that there are 3 different stem lengths? The date and non-date stems look the same to me, but I am hoping the only difference is the stem lengths.
    Many thanks if anyone can advise if the stems are the same in both non-date and date movements.

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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Here are pictures of the 2 watches and movements I want to swap.
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRolex View Post
    Here are pictures of the 2 watches and movements I want to swap.
    Just keep the case and crown/stem from the same watch together and swap the movements. Everything will be okay
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Many thanks for the quick reply. I was hoping that would be the case. I think the only difference is the stem lengths, and the non-date and date movements use the same stems. I just like the red numerals and date complication in my 420, and think the red would contrast well with the blue bezel. What do you think?
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    I just saw Meranom sells model number 420916, which has my 090 movement in the 420. So its looks like it does fit then. Just a case of swapping the stems and crowns over when the movements are exchanged.

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    I am also going to swap my hexoid bracelet for a Strapcode Super Oyster one. I found the prices on Amazon are cheaper than buying from their website direct. I hope this helps anyone else interested. The Strapcode ones look good quality with end links and screws rather than push pins in the links. I was looking at other Super Oysters but usually they have curved end links (folded not solid) to suit the Seiko SKX007 etc. I think the 090 on a Super Oyster looks perfect, even better than the hexoid.

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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Does anyone know where I can buy one of these sandwich dials? I have looked on Meranom, Ebay, Amazon, but no luck. I know Meranom sells a sandwich dial but the triangles are plain white. I am looking for the ones with chrome rims around the triangles as in the picture below. Many thanks for your help.

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    This is the closest I can find to it. But see the difference, no chrome around the triangles. I think the chrome looks better than plain white.

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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Hi everyone, I have another query about the Amphibia 090.
    090661 and 090661M model numbers. Does the M denote matt finish on the case?

    I had a look at both models on Meranom's site, but they both show the same picture with a matt case. I sent him a message to query this, but he hasn't replied.
    I want to order the polished case version (I don't like the matt finish), so can someone confirm its 090661?
    Many thanks for your help.
    See pictures below of both watches.

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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRolex View Post
    Hi everyone, I have another query about the Amphibia 090.
    090661 and 090661M model numbers. Does the M denote matt finish on the case?

    I had a look at both models on Meranom's site, but they both show the same picture with a matt case. I sent him a message to query this, but he hasn't replied.
    I want to order the polished case version (I don't like the matt finish), so can someone confirm its 090661?
    Many thanks for your help.
    Yes, that is correct, M is for matte/blasted finish.
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