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    Like everyone else, am astounded and electrified by all the fabulous info U have given us. Many thanks!! So I am passing this on to you in hopes you can get it out: for me, eBay.com doesn't work so well; for instance, I can't get asap31 on it. I asked eBay, and sweet dude confided that often eBay.ca works better; it has for me. Tried this, and he was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herdingwetcats View Post
    ..... for me, eBay.com doesn't work so well; for instance, I can't get asap31 on it. I asked eBay, and sweet dude confided that often eBay.ca works better; it has for me. Tried this, and he was right.



    Thank you for your kind words.

    As a Canadian, I usually use ebay.ca and it works good for me for purchasing Russian watches.

    I have noticed that when a seller refuses to ship packages to a particular country, he may not be displayed on ebay for people in that country.
    Unfortunately, one of the best sellers of Vostok watches and parts, zenitar, and another major seller, have decided to stop sending packages to Canada. This has caused these sellers to completely disappear from ebay.ca. If I want to view their items I must use another ebay such as ebay.uk. Of course, I cannot buy the items, but can only view them.
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    I forgot.

    Are Amphibia and Komandirskie dials interchangeable?
    If i remember correctly Komandirskie dials work in Amphibia cases but I am not sure about the opposite (which is what I am interested in at the moment).
    I would like to put a modern Amphibia dial in a somewhat(?) old Komandirskie case, if I can't find a nice Komandirskie dial.
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying and Modifying VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

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    Are Amphibia and Komandirskie dials interchangeable?.....
    Yes.

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    No modifications are necessary to the diameter of a dial to install it into the case.
    The vintage dials are larger than modern dials but they can be installed into a modern case without the need to remove the extra 1 mm.

    Vintage Amphibia and Komandirskie watches utilised the 2209 and other 22xx movements. The 'feet' or pegs of these dials do not align with the dial mounting holes of the modern 24xx movements

    If you want to install a vintage 22xx dial into a modern Vostok using a 24xx movement:

    - you must remove the feet of the vintage dial

    There is always a small space between dial and the movement. You must use an adhesive which has the necessary thickness.

    - install dial using 'dial dots' or any thin adhesive foam tape which is double - sided. Scotch style double-sided tape must be applied in multiple layers to create necessary thickness.
    - do not apply 'dial dots' or tape on top of holes or moving parts of the movement
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    These sets of hands are available separately.

    The hands provided with the 'Classic Amphibia' have standard grade luminous paint.

    NoctiLumina is brighter and will glow for a longer period of time.

    It is assumed that the NoctiLumina hands sold by Meranom are of equal brightness and duration as the SuperLuminova hands sold by favinov.
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    These sets of hands are available separately.

    The hands provided with the 'Classic Amphibia' have standard grade luminous paint.

    SuperLuminova is brighter and will glow for a longer period of time.

    It is assumed that the SuperLuminova hands sold by favinov are of equal brightness and duration as the NoctiLumina hands sold by Meranom
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    These Silicon Rubber straps will fit only Amphibia cases which require 22 mm:
    090, 100, 110, 150 (SE), 710

    Silicon rubber is very strong and completely water-resistant.
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    Yes they have made this a sticky and probably a well used and helpful sticky

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    JAXA style caseback wrench:

    How To: Repair Loose Pins


    1 Many JAXA style caseback wrenches have pins which are excessively loose.
    -- the pins will slip when you tighten the caseback or rear cover.

    2 This is casued by excessive space between the pin holder and the top and bottom covers.
    -- this space must be reduced

    3 The 'Spacers' or Sleeves must be removed and reduced in height


    - it is easier to remove each sleeve, one at a time, grind it shorter, then re-install it
    - remove a small amount from one end of each sleeve
    - when you have reduced in height all 4 sleeves and have re-installed them:
    test each pin for excessive side to side movement

    - if necessary, repeat the process until excessive movement is removed but the pin holders
    continue to move freely when the thumb wheel and handle are rotated.

    - if you have made the sleeves too short and the pin holders bind, loosen each bolt and apply oil to each face of
    each pin holder. This may help them to move freely.

    -- if not, you can disassemble the wrench and remove a small amount of material from each pin holder
    --- to remove the covers you must remove the pins from the pin holders


    Tools:

    - wrench or socket / ratchet wrench: to remove the bolts
    - screwdriver with a flat blade: to remove the bolts
    - file or sandpaper ( 150 - 220 ) or bench grinder / sander
    - oil ( if pin holders bind )
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    An Amphibia Glass Caseback has greater height versus the regular steel caseback.
    There are wrenches also with pins which are too short to reach the lock ring when a
    regular steel caseback is installed.

    The lock ring will not be tightened sufficiently.

    It will be necessary to remove a portion of the material from each pin.
    This will allow them to reach the lock ring.

    - remove an equal amount of material from each pin
    - DO NOT touch or modify the tip of the pins unless the shape of the tips prevents them
    from fitting properly to the lock ring.
    - use fine sandpaper or a fine file to remove the sharp edges you have created


    Tools:

    - file: coarse and fine or dremel type rotary tool or bench grinder / sander
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