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    1. Vostok Amphibia / Amphibian




    VOSTOK = 'East' in Russian

    -also spelled: BOCTOK / БОСТОК / WOSTOK

    AMPHIBIA = Amphibian (amphibious): this means that it is water-proof. Frogs are amphibians.

    -in Russian: АМФИБИЯ / Амфибия (pronounciation: AM - FEE - BEE - YAH )



    First created 50 years ago and is still popular today; perhaps even more popular now, outside of Russia, than it has ever been.
    It is still designed and produced in Russia and represents some of the most admirable aspects of Russian culture and Russian socialist ideals.
    It is a true 'diver' watch and is rated at 200M water resistance; a claim which has been proven true by several Vostok fans using pressure
    testing equipment.
    Well made gaskets, screw-down crown, two-piece screw-down caseback and a thick domed crystal give the Amphibia it's water resistant quality.
    The crystal is 3mm thick domed lucite / acrylic and although not as scratch resistant as mineral glass, it can be easily polished to remove scratches.
    The bezels help protect the crystal.



    Water-Proof 'Compression' Case:

    200M rated. The case is completely water-proof since the crystal and caseback are designed to 'compress' under water.
    As you dive deeper, the water pressure increases dramatically. This pressure causes the crystal to flatten out or expand slightly which creates a stronger, tighter seal.
    The caseback will be forced more firmly against the rubber gasket, creating a better seal.
    You must remember to tighten the crown firmly or it may allow water to enter.
    The case is also 100% stainless steel so it will never corrode.
    You can wash your hands, wash your car or swim at the beach with no damage to the watch.



    Water-Proof Gaskets:

    The rubber gaskets or seals, are made of high quality rubber and are able to withstand high pressure.
    Most sport watches use very thin rubber 'O' Rings or seals underneath the caseback and on the winding stem to create
    a water tight seal. Such gaskets are normally quite water resistant but only when washing your hands. Some watches may allow you
    to shower without damage to the watch.
    However, such gaskets may not withstand the higher water pressure when swimming and so may leak.
    Such gaskets also wear quickly, require the application of silicon grease, distort or dry out.

    Vostok gaskets are superior. They are made of a type of rubber which resists distortion, compression and wear.
    The caseback and winding crown gaskets are wide and flat. They present a larger surface area versus the thin O Ring gaskets of most other watches. This creates are better water-proof seal.
    A gasket inside the threaded winding stem tube prevents dust entering the watch when you unscrew the crown to wind the watch or set the time. (the stem tube is the threaded portion protruding from the side of the case)




    The Movement:

    The movements of the modern Amphibia are the 2416 B (with Date) and the 2415 (it is a 2416 without Date)
    They are automatic winding or 'self-winding' movements which are well made, reliable and easy for any watch repairman to fix and maintain.
    Although they are automatic, they can also be manually wound if they have not been worn for a while.
    They have a slower beat rate or frequency than many other modern movements (19,800) yet they manage to often maintain very high accuracy, when adjusted or regulated properly. Some WUS members have stated that the accuracy of their Amphibias are very close to, equal to or even better than the accuracy of their expensive watches costing several thousand dollars!
    (the 2414A and 2409 manual wind movements used in the Ladies Amphibia and Komandirskie models are just as well made, reliable and accurate).
    Of course, since the Amphibia is such an affordably priced watch, sometimes problems do occur and some buyers have had
    movements which were not oiled sufficiently or will simply stop several times a day for no apparent reason.
    In most cases, the problem seems to be that the crown needs to be firmly tapped back into the case after setting or the watch
    may stop running. As the movement 'breaks-in', this problem usually seems to disappear.
    Don't let this stop you from purchasing one;
    the recommended sellers of new Amphibias will honor their guarantees and will do what is necessary to solve the problem.



    The winding crown:

    The winding crown and stem are also unusual. The crown screws down and has a small rubber gasket to maintain water resistance.
    However, when the crown is unscrewed to wind the movement or to change the time, it becomes very loose on the stem.
    This is named the 'Wobbly Crown' . You may think that it is broken but it is not. It is designed to disengage from the stem, or unlock.
    There is a simple clutch system which only allows the crown to lock onto the stem and turn it when the crown is pulled outward.
    So, to wind the watch or to change the time or date: unscrew the crown until it becomes loose or 'wobbly' then pull it outward
    as you turn it to wind or change the time.
    It may seem awkward at first but you will quickly learn to do it easily. Vostok designed this system to make the entire stem,
    winding and setting system (called the 'Keyless Works') less complicated and easier to produce. Russian engineering at its finest.



    Advancing the date:

    The watch does not have a 'Quick Set' date system, however, you can advance the date faster if you move the hands just past midnight (00 hrs.), then backwards to about 8 pm (20.00 hrs.), and again advance the hands forward past midnight (00 hrs.). The date will change each time time the hands advance past midnight.

    If you do not need the date feature, purchase one of the models which use the 2415 movement which does not have the date.


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    Mechanical versus Quartz:

    A mechanical watch is a very complex machine and is not quite as accurate or as simple to maintain as a good quality quartz watch.
    However, you are buying a piece of human history and a symbol of the epitome of human intelligence and skill. It has taken at least 500
    years of human ingenuity and labor to create the modern mechanical movement. The affordability of the Amphibia is quite amazing when
    you consider the complex machinery used to produce all the tiny parts, the high level of accuracy required and the hard work of the
    people in the factory.


    ---- Buying a new Vostok will help to keep the factory open and to provide jobs for people. ----




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    Articles / Videos / Reviews


    - 'Anatomy of a Vostok Amphibia' : photos of disassembly:

    The anatomy of a Vostok


    - This explains the water-proof design of the Amphibia case:

    VOSTOK AMPHIBIA: An Analysis of Design Methodology




    ---- more articles to be listed soon ----

    ---- video links to be added soon ----



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    2. BUYING an AMPHIBIA


    There are Many different models: visit the store of each seller and look at all the different models. You will notice that there are different case sizes and shapes, many different dials and many different bezels. A bezel is the wide 'ring' around the glass or 'crystal' as it is called. Bezels may have numbers, triangles, dots, dashes and other markings.
    Amphibia are sold with several different types of straps: metal, leather, nylon and silicon rubber.
    Some sellers install custom made bezels on the Amphibias they sell.
    Not all sellers have the same models in stock. If you want a particular model, continue searching, you may find it in another selers' store. Perform a general search on ebay. There are new and used models.

    The sheer number of models and variations for sale is truly astounding! Take your time, relax and remember: if you cannot find the exact model you want, it may be offered for sale in a few months. Or, you can buy your 2nd choice now and buy your favourite in the future. They are very affordable and most people who wear Amphibias, buy more than 1.


    'Modding' / Custom Amphibia:

    There are an increasing number of owners who like to modify or 'mod' their Amphibia. There are also an increasing number of parts available which allow you to create your own design. The possibilities are almost endless. Straps, bezels, dials, hands, cases and other parts can be purchased separately to allow you to build your own unique version.
    If you do not want to do the task yourself, a few sellers offer Amphibia which are already 'modded' or customized.

    You can learn how to perform simple mods such as replacing the strap, installing a different bezel or doing a more advanced task such as replacing the dial. All you need are a few simple tools and the willingness to overcome your fear of making mistakes or of damaging your watch.

    This Guide and the WUS Russian Watch Forum is here to help you purchase, modify and repair your Vostok Amphibia.


    Join the discussions, post photos of your watches, have fun and remember: Vostoks are addictive !


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    Sellers:


    New Amphibias:



    Meranom: Russia / Online Store

    Meranom Store - Vostok Watches - Часы Восток Meranom.com

    - seller, Dmitry, is a WUS member (meranom)
    - it is a factory direct store which sells all models of Amphibia, Amphibia SE and Komandirskie which are currently still in production
    - the largest selection of models

    - if a watch or part is not in stock, you may have to wait 1-3 months for the item to be produced
    -- use 'Pre-Order' or add to a 'Wish List'


    - parts: cases, bezels, dials, movements, stems, crystals, straps, casebacks, movement balances and other parts

    * EMS shipping may be offered if you order 2 or more watches or perhaps when the total order exceeds a particular amount


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    ebay sellers :




    zenitar:
    Russia / ebay

    - seller, Victor, is a member of WUS
    - large selection of most models

    - parts: cases, original bezels, dials, movements, stems, crystals,
    movement balances and other parts


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    favinov: Russia / ebay

    - fairly small selection of models

    - parts: cases, original bezels, dials, movements, stems, crystals,
    movement balances, screws,
    steel movement mounting rings and other parts


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    shmek: Russia / ebay

    - good selection of models

    - parts not sold separately


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    ritmm540: Russia / ebay

    - good selection of models

    - parts: cases, dials, original bezels


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    arkustime: Russia / WUS member / ebay

    - good selection of models
    - customized models with custom Seiko insert style bezels

    - parts: original Vostok bezels & custom Seiko insert style bezels, dials

    - a good choice if you want a complete customized model and do not want to purchase the parts separately and assemble the parts yourself


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    am-diver: (AM-watches) Germany / ebay

    - good selection of Custom models complete with their own custom insert style stainless steel bezel

    - parts:
    Seiko insert style bezels for both the larger and smaller case sizes

    - a good choice if you want a complete customized model and do not want to purchase the parts separately and assemble the parts yourself

    - Coupon Code:
    am-diver-wus

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    Other sellers: ebay: there are quite a few sellers selling small numbers of models / Russia, Ukraine and several other countries


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    * when searching ebay: search using each name separately: Amphibia / Amphibian
    ** the selection of each seller changes over time



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    Amphibia SE:


    - These are 'Special Edition' (SE)

    - They have unique high quality dials and custom stainless steel bezels.
    - Several models use special variations of the 2416B movement.
    - There are 2 unique cases: #150 and 960. Case dimensions are listed on the page of the individual models.

    only sold at Meranom

    - SE parts are not sold separately.



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    Ladies / Womens Amphibia:


    - This is a smaller version made for ladies.
    - They are rated at 100M water-proof.
    - Screw-down crown, screw-down caseback and acrylic crystal.
    - Case and bezel are chrome coated brass.
    - Movement is the 2409A manual wind without date.



    Sellers:

    - Meranom: listed as Amphibia Classic 051



    ebay:

    - shmek

    - ritmm540

    *to search ebay use several terms: Ladies, Womans, Womens, Amphibia / Amphibian


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    Used Amphibias:



    Sellers:


    asap31: Russia /
    WUS member /ebay

    - seller, Amil, is a WUS member
    - the largest selection of used Amphibias
    -
    most watches and used parts are in very good condition

    - parts: new and used dials, used cases, new and used bezels, new stems


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    Other sellers:
    ebay:

    - there are quite a few sellers selling small numbers of used models
    - Russia, Ukraine and several other countries



    * when searching ebay: search using each name separately: Amphibia / Amphibian
    ** the selection of each seller changes over time


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    WUS
    : search the Classifieds
    - used and NIB Amphibias are sold by WUS members, often with custom straps and custom bezels




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    3.7 main case styles


    - 060, 090, 100, 110, 120, 420, 710


    SE models
    : use 8 case styles: 090, 100, 110, 120, 420, 710 and 2 unique cases: 150 and 960
    --only sold at Meranom


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    4. Dials:


    - There are many different dials to choose from

    - Each Vostok made dial has its own 3 digit model #: it is the last 3 digits of the 6 digit watch model #

    *see Meranom store for model #
    **ebay sellers may use a different model # for the dials they sell


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    5. Bezels:


    - Each case style is usually sold with 2 or 3 different styles of bezel but these can be easily swapped between cases
    and most sellers will do this for you if you prefer a particular bezel with a particular case. See #10

    - Each Vostok made bezel has its own 3 digit model number #

    *see Meranom store "Spare Parts" for model #
    **ebay sellers may use a different model # for the bezels they sell


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    6.Model Number #:


    - Each model has a unique 6 digit model number #

    - The first 3 digits: denote which case it uses. ex. #710059 means that it uses the #710 case

    - The last 3 numbers are the dial model number

    - Sometimes in a WUS post, members will refer to the 6 digit model # or the 3 digit case # or the 3 digit dial #


    *ebay sellers may use a different model number #
    **if you need to know the factory model number # of a particular model: search Meranom store for the model and note its model #



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    7. Case sizes:


    - see the diagrams at Meranom: Amphibian Classic Amphibian Classic Meranom.com

    - 120 case: Amphibian Classic 120 Meranom.com

    - SE models: two unique cases are also used 150 , 960 : only sold at Meranom:
    - for dimensions view each SE model separately: Amphibian SE Amphibian SE Meranom.com

    - The largest cases are 090, 110, 710

    - The 100 and 120 can be considered mid-sized cases

    - 710 is known as the 'Ministry' case
    - 090 is the 'tonneau' case

    - The 110 case does not curve downward at the lugs and so the lugs tend to extend straight out when on the wrist
    Many find this odd looking or uncomfortable. A large wristed person could wear this case with no problems
    On most people it does not sit on the wrist well

    - The 420, 710 and 090 are the most popular
    - These 3 cases, along with the 060, are very unique and many folks believe they help to create a very unique 'Russian' style and appearance

    - Do not be nervous about the larger size of the 710 and 090 as they are very comfortable and most people who try them
    often like them very much


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    8. Straps:


    Strap sizes:

    - See the case dimensions at Meranom: Amphibian Classic Amphibian Classic Meranom.com / Amphibian Classic 120 Meranom.com


    060, 120, 420 = 18mm

    090, 100, 110, 150, 710, 960* = 22mm


    - If 22mm is wider than you would like: buy a tapered strap which is 22mm at the lugs and tapers down to a narrower size at the buckle


    *case 960 uses a strap with a notch in the middle where it attaches to the case. Any leather or rubber strap can be notched
    - Nylon straps can also be notched but you must seal the cut edges by sewing the edges with polyester or nylon thread or you can use
    a soldering iron to slightly melt the edges
    - Most metal bracelets cannot be notched but some are pre-notched to fit such cases


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    Metal Bracelets:


    - The metal bracelets sold with many of the models are not very popular and are of 'lesser' quality

    - Mesh / 'Shark Mesh' bracelets are popular and can be purchased from several ebay sellers
    -- these are like 'chain mail' / 'maille' from Medievel times. Look for the thick ones as they are usually stronger and made better
    -- usually made of Stainless steel

    - whichever metal bracelet you choose, it is best to only buy stainless steel or titanium. It will not rust and is strong

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    'NATO' Straps:


    - NATO straps: also called 'One piece' straps. This type of strap is designed to prevent the watch from falling off your
    wrist if one of the springbars breaks
    - The strap is one long piece of material, usually nylon or leather, which is woven through each springbar and runs underneath the watch.
    - You can easily and quickly change NATO straps since you do not have to remove the springbars
    This makes it easy and fun to change to a strap which matches your clothes

    - Some models are sold with NATO style straps
    - You can request that the seller put a NATO strap onto a particular model if the one you want is not available with a NATO

    - Nylon straps are water proof and will dry out easily when wet

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    Leather Straps:

    - Two piece leather straps are very popular. (called 'two piece' since NATO straps are 'one piece')
    - There are many custom and hand-made straps for sale from advertisers on WUS, ebay and etsy
    - There are also WUS forum members who make and sell straps
    You can request specific leather and thread colors to match the watch dial

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    Rubber Straps:


    - Silicon rubber straps are a popular choice for those desiring the ultimate in water proof straps
    - Black is the most commonly used but they are also made in solid, bright, bold colors such as red, orange and blue
    - Rubber is best for the beach, mechanics or any dirty conditions as the sand, dirt or grease cannot damage the strap
    although dirty grease or oil may stain a lighter colored strap


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    List of some Strap Sellers:



    WUS:

    - most of the recommended online stores have advertisements here on WUS !
    - these advertisers help to pay for WUS to remain on the internet: please look at their straps

    - there are also craftsman who sell just a few straps at a time or they will make a custom strap according
    to your need. Look at the photos of straps they have made for other customers

    - some sellers allow you to choose the type or color of leather as well as the thread color to match the watch dial

    -- when you wish to buy a custom strap from a strap maker, contact them and include a photo of the strap you want


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    Strap Forum: WUS

    Straps & Bracelets

    - much information, reviews and photos of all styles of straps

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    Strap Sales: WUS

    Watches - Straps & Bracelets

    - private sales of new and used straps
    - WTT: Strap Trading: some people like to trade a strap they do not like for another strap

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    Other Sellers:


    ETSY:
    there are an increasing number of strap sellers on ETSY
    - factory made and custom made by hand



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    ** If you see a strap that you like but you do not know where to buy it, ask the members of this forum.
    Post a photo of the strap in your message.


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    HOW TO: Remove / Install a Strap:


    - see section:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"






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    9. Bezels: Standard


    - Each case style is usually sold with 2 or 3 different styles of bezels. However, most bezels can be easily switched between cases
    and most sellers will do this for you if you prefer a particular bezel with a particular case

    - However: cases # 090 , 100 and 110: these cases are slightly larger and are sold with a slightly wider bezel.
    ANY bezel will fit these cases, but the bezels sold with these cases WILL NOT fit the smaller cases:
    060, 100, 120, 420, 710
    / SE cases 150, 960

    - Since the bezels made for the larger cases are slightly wider, they will not allow enough space for the crown on the smaller cases

    - The bezels on the standard, non-SE Amphibia models, are chrome plated brass. The chrome is fairly durable and evenly applied

    - SE models have stainless steel bezels

    - All have painted markers

    - All bezels are bi-directional: they will turn both ways. They turn freely with no clicks.
    - the friction is sufficient to prevent them from turning too easily but they may turn a small amount if you bump the bezel or if you put your hand into your pocket

    - The friction can be adjusted by slightly adjusting the shape of the thin wire which holds the bezel in place

    - All the bezels from cases 420, 060 and 710 will also fit the classic Komandirskie watches



    Sellers:
    Regular / Standard Bezels


    New Bezels:

    - see list of sellers in #2



    Used Bezels:

    asap31: Russia / WUS member / ebay

    - seller, Amil, is a WUS member
    - the largest selection of used Amphibias
    -
    most watches and used parts are in very good condition
    - the largest selection of used regular bezels



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    HOW TO: Remove / Install Bezel and Bezel Wire:

    - see section:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"



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    10. Bezels: Custom



    Seiko style Bezel:



    - There are several bezel makers who produce a nice variety of bezels to fit the Amphibia.

    - Some are based on Seiko diver styles and are designed to use standard Seiko SKX007 bezel inserts. (see 'Bezel Insert' section)

    - only pers184 (WUS member) creates bezels which do not require inserts although he can make insert style bezels by request.

    - These are all stainless steel or bronze.

    - Several different edge or knurling patterns are available.

    - Bi-directional rotating.

    - Held in place with a thin metal wire; exactly as the standard Vostok bezels which are sold with the watches.



    - 2 sizes available:

    --- Small size: for cases: 060, 120, 420 , 710 / SE: 150, 960
    - these usually have a 'stepped' lower edge to provide space for the crown OR the bezel may be slightly more narrow
    - these bezels will fit all cases


    --- Large size: for cases: 090, 100, 110
    - these will not fit the smaller cases as the crown will not have enough clearance to be fully screwed down


    *some sellers only have 1 universal size to fit all cases. they will have either a 'stepped' lower edge OR the bezel may be slightly more narrow
    **sellers will usually state which cases their bezels will fit. If it is not stated, ask the seller


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    'Clean' style Bezel:


    - This style of bezel, available in stainless and bronze, adds a look of class and creates a more dress style of watch,
    especially with the simpler, non-sport dials

    - It is bevelled with no markings



    2 sizes available:


    --- Small size: for cases: 060, 120, 420 , 710 / SE: 150, 960
    - these usually have a 'stepped' lower edge to provide space for the crown OR the bezel may be slightly more narrow
    - these bezels will fit all cases

    --- Large size: for cases: 090, 100, 110
    - these are identical in appearance to the smaller size but are a few millimeters wider
    - these will not fit the smaller cases as the crown will not have enough clearance to be fully screwed in


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    Sellers: Custom Vostok bezels



    pers184 Russia /
    WUS member / sales are by WUS PM system or ebay

    ---- see his photo albums for the styles he produces

    - the largest selection of styles to choose from
    - the edge 'knurl' or face can be custom made in many different styles: tell him which style you prefer
    - Most of his styles do not require a separate Seiko insert but he can produce an insert style if desired
    - all bezels are stainless steel but bronze can be requested


    How to Order:

    - look at the models he makes / send him a PM or contact him through ebay / describe the model or design you want /
    include a photo of the model if you are able to / he will contact you with the price / he is very busy as he also produces
    bezels for Seiko watches / you may have to wait 2 - 4 months to receive your bezels / you may request any number of bezels per order


    photo albums: http://forums.watchuseek.com/members/pers184/albums/

    WUS Thread: Bezel handmade by pers184


    ebay:

    - occasionally sells several models on ebay (seller ID: pers184)


    * pers184 also makes bezels for Seiko watches


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    Matt Brace: England / WUS member /
    sales are by WUS PM system or ebay

    - creates 'clean' style bezels in both stainless and bronze

    - ebay: ID: -- mattfor
    - occasionally lists his bezels and other parts
    - you can contact him using the ebay message system


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    Dave Murphy Manufacturing: USA / Murphy Manufacturing Co., Inc.

    - creates Seiko insert style bezels for both the larger and smaller case sizes
    - also creates the 'clean' style in both sizes
    - all are stainless steel

    - does not sell Seiko inserts - they must be purchased separately

    - if the bezels are 'sold out' you can send him an email and ask him to put you on a waiting list. He manufactures bezels several times each year.
    He will contact you when they become available.


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    boris_gvb
    : Ukraine / ebay

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    sells Seiko insert style bezels for both the larger and smaller case sizes
    - referred on WUS as 'Boris bezels' or BB
    - sells several styles of Seiko inserts but only with the purchase of a bezel
    - all bezels are stainless steel


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    am-diver: (AM-watches) Germany / ebay

    - Seiko insert style bezels for both the larger and smaller case sizes
    - these are slightly beveled and slope downward from the crystal
    - inserts are available but are only sold with the bezels
    - also sells complete watches with the custom bezel and unique straps : a good choice if you do not want to assemble the parts yourself
    - all bezels are stainless steel

    *the bezels have a beveled / angled surface on which the inserts are attached.
    The inserts are equally beveled and are designed to fit AM-Watches bezels only
    -- this may prevent the use of other brands of inserts

    ** try Coupon Code:
    am-diver-wus : (coupon may only apply to the purchase of complete watch)

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    dr.seikostain: Poland / ebay
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    Seiko insert style bezels
    - 'Shark' / 'Saw Tooth' bezel: the edge has large curved teeth, like a saw blade
    - 'Atlas' : finely knurled edge
    - 'Redneck' : deep cut version

    *if the bezels are not in stock, they may not be listed. Supply is usually limited - wait for new stock
    -- Contact seller for expected date of new supply


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    zavar011
    : Israel / ebay

    -
    sells both Seiko insert style and 'clean' style
    - unique large tooth edge
    - one Universal size to fit all cases
    - Stainless Steel bezel wire is provided with each bezel and also sold separately. (Vostok and other sellers use a Brass wire)
    - all bezels are stainless steel


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    arkustime: Russia / WUS member / ebay

    - sells Seiko insert style bezels for both the larger and smaller case sizes
    - several styles of inserts available but are only sold with the bezels
    - all bezels are stainless steel


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    saltua2014: Ukraine / ebay

    - 'Clean' and Seiko insert style bezels
    - One universal size to fit all cases
    - Several styles of inserts available but are only sold with the bezels
    - all bezels are stainless steel
    - same bezels as sold from zavar011

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    Meranom
    : Russia / WUS member / Online store

    Meranom Store - Vostok Watches - Часы Восток Meranom.com

    - sells 'clean' stainless steel bezels in both the larger and smaller case styles
    - also sells a stainless version of the standard bezel of the 090 case. (which will also fit the 100, 110 cases)
    - SE model bezels are sometimes sold separately - if they are in stock

    - if the bezel you want is not in stock: use 'Pre-Order' or add to a 'Wish List'


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    Bezel 'Spring' or Wire:

    - the bezel uses a very thin, stiff wire which is bent into an octogan shape. It sits within a very narrow groove or channel near the bottom of the bezel. Its purpose is to lock the bezel in place by grabbing the watch case underneath a lip below the crystal

    - it is made of a strong brass alloy called 'Spring Temper'. This means that it is stiffer and stronger than ordinary electronics or electrical wire
    - at least one seller has Stainless Steel. This is much more corrosion resistant than brass alloy

    - you can make your own spring / wire using several different types of wire


    - most bezels are sold with a new spring / wire already installed for you
    -- a few sellers do not give you a new wire
    -- read the description when purchasing a new bezel




    Sellers:


    zavar011: Israel / ebay

    - Stainless Steel bezel wire

    - package of 10


    zenita
    r: Russia / ebay : 5 pcs. / brass


    arkustime: Russia / ebay: 5 pcs. / brass



    favinov: Russia / ebay: 5 pcs. / brass



    ritmm540: Russia / ebay: 5 pcs. / brass



    Meranom: Russia / WUS member / Online store

    Meranom Store - Vostok Watches - Часы Восток Meranom.com




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    HOW TO: Remove / Install Bezel and Bezel Wire:

    - see section:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"



    HOW TO: Make a Bezel Spring / Wire

    - see section:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"


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    Bezel Inserts:


    - Bezel inserts are a thin flat ring, usually aluminium, which is attached to the top of a bezel which is designed to use inserts
    - they are painted or anodized with painted numbers or markers (indices)

    - usually called 'Seiko inserts' or 'Seiko style inserts'

    - many diving and sport watches use these especially Seiko and even Rolex

    - many styles and color combinations


    - the custom bezels made to fit the Vostok Amhpibia only accept one size of insert:

    !! You must only buy inserts for ----- ' Seiko SKX007 or 7002 ' ----- these will fit the Vostok custom bezels !!



    Insert Size:

    OD 38mm

    ID 31.5mm




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    Types


    Aluminium:

    - these are the most commonly used type of insert


    A: numbers and markers are painted
    -- these are the most common

    B: numbers and markers are raised (usually not painted: plain aluminium color)
    -- there are only a few models

    C: engraved: numbers and markers are engraved and usually painted
    -- more scratch resistant since the markers are below the surface
    -- not too many models to choose from


    *some inserts have a lume paint spot at the 12 position



    Glass:

    - numbers and markers are usually painted with lume on the back surface: this protects them from scratches
    -- these are the best choice if you want numbers and markers that will glow in the dark
    -- not too many models to choose from


    Ceramic:

    - numbers and markers are usually engraved
    - few models to choose from
    - may crack if not handled carefully when installing or if the watch is dropped
    - black ceramic has a particularly nice appearance
    - the color is very resistant to fading and damage

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    Sellers: Seiko (or Seiko style) Bezel Inserts


    - some sellers of custom bezels do not sell inserts separately; you must purchase the insert with one of their bezels




    These sellers sell inserts separately
    :



    Dagaz Watch Ltd
    .: Hong Kong / Jake Bourdeau

    - all inserts are Aluminium
    - the largest selection of Seiko inserts

    - look for SKX007 or 7002 in each item description: http://www.dagazwatch.com/apps/webst...y/12255?page=1


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    yobokies: ('Seiko boy' spelled backwards): Hong Kong / Harold: WUS member

    - inserts are Aluminium / a few are glass
    - range of bezel inserts is somewhat different to that of Dagaz
    - glass inserts: the painted markings are more durable on these since the paint is underneath the glass

    -Bowse his designs here: Bezel Inserts by yobokies | Photobucket

    ---To order, send an email to Harold and he will send you a PayPal invoice

    - in each item descriptionlook for inserts made to fit: SKX007 or 7002
    -- if you do not see SKX007 or 7002 listed or no model numbers are listed: send him an email and ask about model
    compatibility


    **the bezels he sells will not fit Amphibia: only Seiko watches

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    DWL Watches: Bezel Inserts – dlwwatches

    - most inserts are Ceramic
    - there are also plain metal inserts with no markings and are not painted
    -- available in either aluminium or brass

    !!!! the ceramic inserts may not fit correctly: the inner diameter may be too smal
    - the insert may crack if it is forced over the crystal

    * I will contact DWL to verify the dimensions. I will then update this info.

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    ebay: ---- this section will be expanded soon ----



    dr.seikostain: Poland / ebay
    - small but unique selection


    wholesaleoutlet990: USA / ebay
    - small selection
    - USA = faster / safer shipping for North American customers
    * SKX007 are listed separately from 7002 inserts: search for both


    other sellers: ebay:
    - there are several other sellers with small selections


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    HOW TO:
    Remove / Install Bezel and Bezel Wire:


    --- see section : "
    How To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"


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    HOW TO: Install Bezel Insert:


    - 2-sided or double-sided tape / a few drops of CA glue (Super Glue) / a few spots of epoxy / rubber or contact cement

    recommended: rubber / contact cement
    - this glue allows you to remove the bezel insert in the future and is more water resistant
    than tape
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    11. Other Parts:



    - Cases, Dials, standard Bezels, Hands, Movements, Crowns/Stems, Gaskets and Crystals:


    --- Can be purchased separately from the sellers listed in #2 ---


    - Search ebay for the parts you need, new or used, as the number of sellers with Vostok Amphibia parts is slowly growing

    - Some sellers only have used parts (often in very good condition) some only sell brand new parts and a few have both used and new




    * I soon will add photos of cases, dials and other parts



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    Cases:


    - All of the 7 main case models can be purchased separately on ebay as well as from Meranom


    - SE cases: 150, 960 cannot be purchased separately

    -
    ALL cases are Solid Stainless Steel



    Sellers:

    - Meranom: Russia / online store


    ebay:


    - zenitar:
    Russia
    - favinov:
    Russia

    - asap31: Russia

    -




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    HOW TO: Install Parts Into a New Case:


    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"



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    Dials:


    - Many of the dials you see on the new Amphibias can be purchased separately from Meranom and several ebay sellers

    - There are also a few sellers of reproduction dials of a few of the early Amphibia models

    - dials are made with or without date 'window': the date window is the small square hole which allows you to see the date
    --
    if you have a 2416 movement (with Date) and you want to install a different dial which does not have a Date window, this is no problem:
    the Date 'Wheel' on the movement will continue to function under the dial. No damage will occur to the movement or dial
    -- you can also choose to remove the Date Wheel from the 2416 but this is unnecessary
    (the Date Wheel is a disc underneath the dial on which is printed the numbers 1-31 )


    Date window: 3 positions:

    - 3 o'clock: the most common
    - 6 o'clock
    - 4:30 : much less common


    Dial Size: -- 28 mm diameter




    Sellers:


    - Meranom: Russia / online store

    - zenitar:
    Russia / ebay

    - favinov:
    Russia / ebay

    - asap31:
    Russia / ebay

    -




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    HOW TO: Remove / Install a Dial:


    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"




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    Movements:


    - only 2 movements are used for the standard non-SE Amphibia:

    2416B
    2415

    - all 24xx movements will fit inside all Amphibia cases
    - all modern Amphibia dials will fit on these movements: 2409 / 2414 / 2415 / 2416 B


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    2415 : Automatic -
    no Date

    - 31 jewels
    - 19,800 bph

    - only sold at Meranom:
    -- if you want to replace the movement in your Amphibia and it contains a 2415: you have the option
    to use a 2416 B. These are easier to find and will fit the case and dial perfectly. Although the 2416 has
    the Date feature, you can install a dial without the Date window / opening. The Date Wheel on the movement
    will continue to function under the dial
    You can also choose to remove the Date Wheel from the 2416 but this is unnecessary.




    2416 B : Automatic - with Date

    - 31 jewels
    - 19,800 bph



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    2409 and 2414 movements are not used for the Amphibia but they will easily
    fit inside all modern Amphibia cases and can be used with any modern Amphibia dial

    - these movements use the same stems as the 2415 and 2416 B



    2414
    : Manual winding - with Date

    - 17 jewels
    - 19,800 bph

    - usually only used for Komandirskie models but you may also use one with an Amphibia dial and Amphibia case
    (see section: "How To: Mod Vostok Amphibia")
    - this is a good choice if you want a Manual winding watch with the Date



    2409 : Manual winding - no Date

    - 17 jewels
    - 19,800 bph

    - used for the 'Ladies' Amphibia

    - used for Komandirskie models but you may also use one with an Amphibia dial and Amphibia case
    (see section: "How To: Mod Vostok Amphibia")
    - this is a good choice if you want a Manual winding watch without the Date




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    Sellers:


    2416 B / 2414 :

    - Meranom: Russia/online store

    - zenitar:
    Russia / ebay

    - favinov: Russia /ebay



    2415 / 2409:

    - only available from Meranom



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    HOW TO: Remove / Install / Repair Movement:


    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"



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    HOW TO: Replace Dial



    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"


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    Stems / Winding Crowns:




    - There 3 different lengths: each case uses a specific length

    !! You must order the correct size !!

    - Do not buy used: it may be too worn to work properly



    These are the 3 groups of cases which use the 3 different stems:



    - 090, 100, 110, 150 (SE)

    - 420, 710, 960 (SE)

    - 060, 120


    - sellers will state which cases the stem will fit.
    - make sure your case is in the list



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    Sellers:


    - Meranom: Russia / online store

    - zenitar:
    Russia / ebay

    - favinov:
    Russia / ebay

    - asap31:
    Russia / ebay


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    HOW TO: Remove / Install Stem - Winding Crown:


    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"





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    Gaskets:


    - there are 3 flat, rubber gaskets (seals) : 2 for water / 1 for dust
    - Vostok gaskets are superior. They are made of a type of rubber which resists distortion, compression and wear

    - gaskets are wide, flat rings

    - the dust gasket is located inside the case / crown tube. It is underneath a flat, metal washer
    -- the case / crown tube is the threaded part which protrudes from the side of the case onto which the crown is screwed
    -- this gasket prevents dust intrusion when you unscrew the crown
    -- it normally will last a long time and may only require replacement every 2nd gasket replacement
    HOWEVER:
    ---- if your watch uses the 2414 or 2409 Manual winding movement: you should replace this gasket whenever you
    replace the other two gaskets. This is due to the fact that when you wind the watch each day, the stem will move against the
    inside edge of the gasket causing more rapid wear



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    Sellers: see list of Sellers in #2



    * some sellers do not include the case / crown tube dust gasket: if you do not need it, then don't worry about it
    ** some sellers may sell the dust gasket separately and may also include a new metal washer for it
    (the old washer can be damaged when you remove it)



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    HOW TO: Replace Gaskets:



    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"




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    Crystal:


    - the crystal is the 'glass' on top of the dial
    - it is made of 3 mm thick, domed acrylic plastic: this is one of the thickest plastic crystals of any watch ever made
    - it protects the dial and movement and prevents water and dust from entering
    - a thin steel ring is used on the bottom rim to create a water resistant, tight seal. No glue is used
    - it is designed to flatten or distort slightly under pressure when diving, snorkelling or swimming
    -- this causes the crystal to expand slightly which creates a tighter seal and increases water resistance

    - though not as scratch resistant as mineral or sapphire glass, the scratches can be removed easily
    - since it is much thicker than the plastic crystals of other watches, it is very shatter resistant and even
    if the watch is dropped on a hard floor, it most likely will not break. There are very,very few reports of cracked crystals



    Crystal Dimensions:


    31.20 mm : diameter

    05.35 mm : height






    Sellers: see list of Sellers in #2


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    HOW TO: Remove Scratches - Crystal


    - see section:

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"





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    HOW TO: Remove and Install a New Crystal:


    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"




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    Casebacks:



    See-Through / Glass
    :

    Custom made casebacks which use a mineral glass mounted in the centre to allow you to see the movement

    -- you should also replace the white plastic movement holder / mounting ring. Use a steel ring. Amphibia used to be made with steel rings but now only use plastic. When installing a see-through glass caseback, it is better to use a steel ring since it has a nicer appearance than the white plastic ring when you look through the see-through caseback. (see below for sellers of mounting rings)


    !! these casebacks are 2.33 mm taller / higher than the original caseback
    = total 6.86 mm tall / high

    -- this will cause the watch to sit higher on your wrist. This may be unacceptable when a NATO strap is used, especially a 4 or 5 ring, since there will be 1 or 2 layers of strap material under the watch. This will create a very tall and perhaps odd looking watch.

    - some users do not like the extra height while others are not bothered by the height


    !! due to the increased height of these casebacks, some caseback removal tools may not fit correctly
    -- the 'pins' of the 'JAXA' style tool for example, are too short to reach into the slots of the caseback screw ring.
    -- you can modify another set of pins with a file or grinder: grind the 'shoulders' or barrel of the pins so that the
    centre point or 'tooth' extends 3 mm further
    -- you can also create a simple tool using screws or nails driven into a piece of wood, each protruding 7 - 8 mm.
    File or grind the sharp points or threads on the screws



    Sellers:


    Meranom: Russia / online store
    - rated at 200M water-proof / stainless steel
    - if not in stock: use 'Pre-Order' or add to a 'Wish List'


    ebay:

    dr.seikostain: Poland / ebay
    - rated at 200M water-proof / stainless steel / AR Anti-Reflective coating on the inside surface of the glass
    - if he does not have any in stock, they may not be listed. Contact seller to request part.



    *both the Meranom and dr.seikostain casebacks appear to be identical except for the AR coating on the dr.seikostain unit
    - both are of excellent quality



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    Steel Movement Mounting Ring:


    - it is a simple ring made of steel or stainless steel
    - the movement fastens to the ring using 2 small screws
    - steel rings are not better than the plastic rings: they have a nicer appearance when you install a see-through / glass caseback



    Sellers:

    - dr.seikostain: Poland / ebay
    -- stainless steel mounting rings


    - favinov: Russia / ebay
    -- original steel Vostok rings from vintage Amphibia
    -- also sells the 2 small screws required to secure the movement to the ring



    - other ebay sellers may have steel rings: perform a search. Ask sellers for the required 2 screws



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    Casebacks with Custom Images:

    - These casebacks have unique images stamped on them:
    -- dophin, killer whale / orca, scuba diver ('scuba dude'), mermaid, Yuri Gagarin and several other images
    - They are sometimes available from sellers of used Amphibias




    Sellers:



    Meranom: Russia / online store
    - several styles available although you may have a long wait for new stock
    - if not in stock: use 'Pre-Order' or add to a 'Wish List'

    ebay:

    asap31: Russia / ebay
    - he sometimes has used Amphibias with unique casebacks
    -- look at the photos of each Amphibia. He always provides a photo of the caseback
    - he may be able to find a particular caseback for you if you contact him


    - ebay: perform a Search: several sellers may have unique casebacks both new and vintage



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    HOW TO: Remove / Install Caseback and Movement Mounting Ring


    - see sections:


    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"




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    Date Wheels:


    - the Date wheel is the part which moves once each day, at midnight (00 hrs.) to show you the date
    - it sits under the dial and is a large, circular gear with a large hole in the middle. The gear teeth are on the inside edge
    - Date Wheels can be replaced. If it becomes damaged, it is easier to replace it with a new unit.


    2 colors:

    - White with black numbers: the most common
    - Black with white numbers: much less common


    3 Date Positions:

    - 3 o'clock: the most common
    - 6 o'clock
    - 4:30

    * 4:30 date window position: Vostok uses a 3 o'clock position date wheel





    Sellers:


    favinov:
    used and new

    asap31:
    used and new

    Meranom:
    new
    -- you must ask for one, as the wheel may not be listed under the 'Spare Parts' category


    *
    currently, the Black date wheel is available only from Meranom
    ** if you buy a used date wheel you must ensure that it is not bent and the teeth must not be damaged
    *** if you cannot find the date wheel that you need, purchase a used movement which has a good date wheel.
    Remove the wheel and place it into your watch




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    HOW TO: Remove / Install Date Wheel:


    - see sections:


    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"





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    Hands:



    Dimensions



    H = 1.40 mm (hole) x 8.5 mm long ('Arrow' style) 9.0 mm (narrow Komandirskie style)

    M = 0.90 mm (hole) x 11.50 mm long

    S = 0.17 mm (hole) x 10.0 mm long + 4.0 mm (tail) = 14.0 mm total length (non-lume spot hand is same length)

    S Hand 'Tube' length: ________ mm long (---- I will add this info. soon ---- )



    *the length is measured from the center of the hole to the tip
    **SE models: may use hands which are longer than these but the hole dimensions are the same

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    Hour and Minute Hands:


    4 Colors: Black, Silver, Gold, 'Blued' steel (dark blue)


    - Black: most often used with light color dials
    - Silver: most often used with dark color dials
    - Gold : used with both light and dark dials
    - 'Blued' steel (dark blue): made of steel that is heat treated to create a dark blue color

    - if you do not want the hands to distract from the view of the dial, do not use contrasting hands:
    -- use silver or gold hands on a light color dial, and use black hands on a dark color dial

    - Hour hand is shaped like a short, wide arrow
    --a few models use the same Hour hand as used with Vostok Komandirskie: a short, narrow hand

    - each hand contains 'Lume' or luminescent paint which glows in the dark




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    Sellers: Hand sets

    -- see list of sellers in #2


    'Blued' steel (dark blue):

    - currently only sold at Meranom



    * Silver hands may also be called
    'White'


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    Hands with *Improved* Luminescent Paint
    :


    - several sellers now sell hand sets with better lume paint. These glow brighter and glow for a longer period of time

    - y
    ou can also replace the lume yourself: remove the old lume and add better quality lume to increase the brightness and duration


    Sellers:

    Currently only these sellers offer hands with better lume:

    Meranom : Russia / online store: 4 hand colours available: Silver, Gold, Black, Blue : uses NoctiLumina with increased brightness and duration

    favinov : Russia / ebay: 2 hand colours available: Silver, Black:
    uses SuperLuminova with increased brightness and duration



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    HOW TO: Re-Lume Hands


    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"



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    SE models: Hour and Minute Hands:




    Black or Silver


    - SE hands usually have lume of higher quality so the hands will glow brighter and will glow for a longer period of time



    3 Shapes:

    - 'Paddle': long, wide, rectangular with large areas of lume paint / the design is based upon some of the early Amphibia models
    -- these are very popular

    - Tapered: long hands with large amount of lume paint / tapered toward center of dial

    - Straight: improved version of Komandirskie hands: larger area of lume paint




    - SE hands are not sold separately

    'Paddle' Hands : there is a WUS Russian Forum member who is designing hands similar to the 'Paddle' hands
    (see: 'Custom Hands' - below) These may be for sale soon - I will update this information.


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    Second Hands:


    5 Colors: Red, Light Blue, 'Blued' steel (dark blue), White, Silver, Gold


    - all non-SE Amphibia second hands have a small circle with lume paint.

    - most models use a Red hand


    Sellers: Second Hand:

    -- see list of sellers in #2

    'Blued' steel:

    - currently only sold at Meranom



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    SE models
    :
    Second Hands: red, silver, black or white

    - some models use the Komandirskie second hand: it does not have a lume spot
    - some models use a second hand with an Arrow Head tip (triangle)


    *SE hands are not sold separately unless the hand is from the Komandirskie, in which case you
    can buy them separately


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    *you may see photos of Amphibia with Hour and Minute hands that are white, orange or other non-standard colors.
    These hands may also be shaped differently. These are hands that have been custom painted or hands from other
    watch manufacturers such as Seiko or ETA -- see: 'Custom Hands'



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    HOW TO: Remove / Install Hands:


    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"


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    Custom
    Hands:



    Modding Vostok watches is becoming more popular and therefore there are now more choices in custom hands

    You can replace the lume yourself: remove the old lume and add better quality lume to increase the brightness and duration

    If you would like hands of another color or style than you have currently: you have several choices:



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    A: Buy New Vostok Hands

    Buy new hands made specifically for Amphibia


    - see the above section 'Hands' for sellers of standard Vostok hands:

    -- you can buy Hour and Minute hands for Vostok watches in silver, black, gold, 'blued' steel (dark blue)
    -- you can buy Second hands in
    Red, Light Blue, 'Blued' steel (dark blue), White, Silver, Gold


    *some colors may be out of stock. Ask seller for the color you require.


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    'Paddle' Hands : there is a WUS Russian Forum member who is designing hands similar to the 'Paddle' hands on SE models

    - some of the original models of Amphibia used 'Paddle Hands'.


    --- These may be for sale soon - I will update this information when they become available




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    B: Paint the Hands

    You can paint the hands yourself, if you want to change the color to create a unique style

    - use colors which will contrast with the dial color or will compliment or contrast with the strap




    HOW TO: Paint Hands

    - see section:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"



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    C: Make the Hands Yourself:

    - you can make your own hands using thin metal such as brass or stainless steel although it is difficult to make them properly
    -- the mounting hole size must be precise and it is difficult to cut out the central portion to hold the lume paint




    HOW TO: Make Hands

    - see section:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"





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    D: Seiko / ETA / other brand Hands:

    - many styles of Seiko and ETA hands have mounting holes which are very similar in size to Vostok hands HOWEVER:

    the holes must be modified or they will not fit

    -- you must make the holes either smaller or larger depending on their size


    - Seiko and ETA hands offer a variety of unique styles
    - some hands are painted orange, red, blue, yellow or white
    - SuperLuminova C1 or C3 is often used: one of the best luminescent paints

    - 'Sword' and 'Plongeur' : these are two of the most popular styles among Seiko modders



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    Sellers:



    Seiko:

    - Dagaz Watch Ltd.: Hong Kong / Jake Bourdeau
    Seiko hands: http://www.dagazwatch.com/apps/webstore/products/category/832274?page=1


    - ebay: there are an increasing number of ebay sellers of Seiko hands



    ETA / No Brand:

    - most Watch Parts Suppliers sell ETA and un-branded hands
    - only buy hands of the correct dimensions



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    HOW TO: Remove / Install Hands:

    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"





    HOW TO: Re-Lume Hands


    - see sections:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"





    HOW TO: Modify Seiko or ETA Hands

    - see section:

    -- "H
    ow To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"



    - see: Hand Sizes



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    Balance Wheel:


    - the Balance Wheel is the gold colored 'wheel' which turns back and forth quickly
    - there is a very, very thin wire attached to the Balance which is coiled loosely underneath the Balance
    -- this is called the "Hairspring" : it is about as thin as a single human hair and it acts as a spring to spin the Balance wheel

    - the Hairspring is very fragile and it may be damaged if you are not careful when you remove the movement
    -- if damaged: it is easier to replace the entire Balance assembly versus attempting to repair the Hairspring

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    Regulation:

    - the Balance / Hairspring assembly regulates the 'timing' / 'speed' of the entire watch movement
    - there is a lever attached to the Balance assembly which alters slightly the length of the Hairspring
    - it is this slight altering of Hairspring length which causes the watch to run either slower or faster

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    2416 , 2414 , 2409 :

    - these movements use the same Balance / Hairspring assembly




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    Sellers:



    Meranom

    zenitar

    favinov



    *Balance assemblies are sold individually or as a package of 10 pieces

    ( if you must buy 10 but you only need 1: keep 2 and sell the other 8 pieces in the Russian Watches Forum )



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    HOW TO: Replace Balance Assembly



    - see section:

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"



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    HOW TO: Regulate Watch 'Timing / Speed'


    - see section:

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"


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    Mainspring / Barrel Spring


    - the Mainspring is also called the Barrel Spring
    - it is a very thin strip of metal which is coiled inside a flat, round part called the Mainspring Barrel
    - when you wind the watch by turning the Winding Crown, or when the winding Rotor spins as you wear the watch, the Mainspring
    becomes coiled tightly. It is in a state of Tension. The spring then wants to release this tension and un-coil itself . This release of the spring tension provides the energy required to make a watch movement run. The Balance assembly and Escapement parts prevent the rapid release of the tension by allowing only a very slow and very precisely controlled release of the tension.

    - with age and repeated use, the Mainspring may weaken and break
    - a broken spring can be repaired or replaced
    - it is easiest to replace the entire Mainspring / Barrel Spring as entire assembly in which the spring is installed inside the Barrel
    -- you need only to remove the old assembly and install the new assembly


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    2416 , 2414 , 2409 :

    - 2416, 2415 Automatic movement does not use the same Mainspring / Barrel spring as 2414 , 2409

    -- you must only buy the part labelled: "For 2416"




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    Sellers:


    zenitar: ebay

    favinov: ebay


    * seller may call it " Barrel Spring "



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    HOW TO: Replace Mainspring



    - see section:

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"



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    Rotor


    - also called: ' Auto-winding Rotor ' or ' Oscillating Weight '

    - this is the crescent or half-moon shaped part which spins when you wear the watch
    - it is attached to the top center of the movement with a single screw
    - it contains a tiny ball bearing in its center which allows it to spin freely clock-wise or counter-clock-wise
    - it contains a small, heavy piece at its outer edge which helps it to spin around by using momentum
    - as it spins, it turns a set of gears which wind slowly the Mainspring (Barrel Spring): this is why it is
    called 'Automatic'. You do not have to wind the watch yourself: it will wind itself as you wear the watch


    Several Styles
    :

    - the rotor which is supplied with each 'Classic' or regular Amphibia has a large 'B' logo cut into it
    ('B' = Boctok / Vostok)
    - some special models of Amphibia, SE for example, may use a Rotor with a unique pattern
    - you can purchase one of these, when in stock, and install it on your Amphibia
    - it is a very easy process: you need only a small slotted / straight blade screwdriver



    Sellers:

    Meranom:
    sells the standard 'B' logo rotor / gilded, brushed finish rotor



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    HOW TO: Replace Rotor



    - see sections:

    -- "How To: Mod Vostok Amphibia"

    -- "Repair and Maintenance"





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    12. 'Modding' / Customizing



    - You can create your own unique Amphibia. The possibilities are nearly endless with the different cases, dials and bezels available.

    - Some modders here on WUS use Seiko and ETA hands after first altering the size of the mounting hole in the hands.

    - NATO style straps come in a great variety of colors; striped or solid colored. They can be chosen to match or to contrast with the dial color.


    - There is a growing community of Amphibia and Komandirskie modders and enthusiasts in the Russian forum who can give you advice on
    purchasing an Amphibia or parts to assemble one yourself.

    - We can also guide you through the simple process of regulating (if it's required) to allow the watch to be more accurate.

    - You can also learn to perform simple repairs if you aren't afraid to buy a few simple, small tools and to learn something new.



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    A: Ideas:


    see the thread: 'Vostok mods ': Vostok mods.


    - look at the interesting and unique Amphibias WUS members have created.
    - new photos, ideas, and questions and answers are added nearly everyday!
    - ask questions: the forum members will help you find parts or help you learn to modify your own Amphibia



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    B:How To: Mod




    ----- this section will be expanded soon -----




    Tutorials:


    WUS:

    - By request-Vostok Modding: A Tutorial. Long and poorly written with LOTS of not so high quality pics



    -
    'Anatomy of a Vostok Amphibia' : photos of disassembly:

    - The anatomy of a Vostok



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    BEZEL: How to Remove / Install


    - photos and a video:

    Vostok Amphibia Bezel Replacement - webWatchWorld

    -

    ------------- more information coming soon ----------------





    Bezel Wire: How To Make


    - excellent tutorial with photos

    Replacement wire/spring for Vostok bezel?




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    Case / Bezel: Brushed / Matte Finish



    Matte or Dull Finish:

    - this is simply a dull finish which is much less reflective: You are removing only the highly polished, bright appearance
    - there are no conspicuous scratches or lines


    'Brushed' Finish

    - 'brushed' metals have a matte / dull appearance with small scratches or lines on the surface
    - these scratches or lines run in straight parallel lines, or have a circular pattern


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    Tools:

    - Sandpaper / sanding pad / 'Scotch-Brite' type of pad
    - steel wool
    - metal polish
    - powdered cleanser such as 'Old Dutch', VIM or cleanser for pots and pans
    - toothbrush (electric is best)


    optional:
    - Dremel type tool or bench mounted grinder
    - buffing wheels / discs
    - metal polishing compound bars or 'cakes'


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    Method: Brushed



    1. remove the bezel (see 'Bezel: How To Remove / Install)
    2. if you are brushing the case you must apply tape to the crystal and all parts that you do not want to brush
    3. secure the bezel or case in a watch case holder, small vise or similar tool to hold it steady




    How Prominent do you want the 'Brush' marks to be?

    What grade / grit of sandpaper or sanding tool should you use?
    - That depends upon how deep or prominent you would like the brush lines to appear

    - coarse grade / grit = deeper brush lines and a more matte surface
    - fine grade / grit = smaller brush lines and a smoother, brighter surface

    -- If you make a mistake, don't worry, simply continue rubbing the area until the pattern is corrected



    Edges
    :


    - all sharp edges will become more scuffed than other areas. You must be careful

    -- do not apply too much pressure along the edges



    Chrome plated Bezels and Cases:

    -- Be careful if you are brushing a chrome plated bezel or case: you do not want to remove too much chrome because the brass will be seen. It is best to work slowly and carefully and do not use a coarse grade / grit; use fine grades only


    -- Bezels: You must be careful: the chrome of the sharp edges will be scuffed more quickly than the central portion. Apply more pressure on the central portion and less pressure on the edges. It is best to use a very small piece of sandpaper under one finger; this will give you more control


    - you can place the sandpaper onto a flat surface and rub the bezel against it but you must never allow the bezel to rub at an angle because this will scuff the edge too much. It is best to use this method with flat bezels. Bezels with an angled top face must be held at the precise angle: if not, the edges will be scuffed too much and the chrome may be removed



    Creating the Pattern:



    TEST:

    - begin with a fine grade or grit of sandpaper or whatever tool you are using to brush the surface
    - brush or scuff a small area:
    -- if you like the result, continue
    -- if you want a more conspicuous pattern, use a coarser grade or grit



    - you must make all the brush or scratch marks / lines line-up or run paralell to each other, no matter which pattern you choose

    -- Circular Lines, you must follow the circular shape of the bezel or case
    --- it is best to make the lines in one, single movement or only a few movements. Each time you lift the sander from the item, and then attempt to continue the pattern where you stopped, the pattern may become crooked

    -- 'Sun-burst'/ 'Sun-ray' pattern, you must move the sandpaper from the inside edge to the outside edge of a bezel, but only scuff sections of about 5 mm wide at a time. This will help to keep the lines parallel
    --- all lines must appear to radiate from the same center point


    - do not be afraid of damaging the watch or bezel:
    -- if you make a mistake, don't worry: scuff the area again carefully until the lnes are parallel


    - clean the parts thoroughly



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    Method: Matte Finish:



    1. remove the bezel (see 'Bezel: How To Remove / Install)
    2. if you are finishing the case: you must apply tape to the crystal and all parts that you do not want to finish
    3. secure the bezel or case in a watch case holder, small vise or similar tool to hold it steady



    - you need only a fine grade or grit compound, fine grade sandpaper,
    metal polish,
    powder cleanser or any paste or cream which contains fine grit



    TEST:


    - rub only a small area then wipe off the residue:


    -- if you like the finish, continue
    - if the finish is not adequetly dull or matte: use a compound or paste of a coarser grade or grit or use fine sandpaper

    - if there are conspicuous scratches: STOP (do not worry, there is no damage)
    -- a matte finish should only be dull and not highly reflective. Scratches or lines create a brushed finish, not a matte finish
    -- use less pressure or a finer grade or grit and rub the scratches until they are removed



    - you do not need to follow a pattern although it is best to use small, circular motions

    - use a small sponge, cloth or a toothbrush
    - a buffing wheel with metal polishing compound will create a matte finish very easily and quickly:
    -- use either a bench mounted grinder with buffing discs or a Dremel type of tool with buffing attachments


    - if you are using a dry powdered cleanser: create a paste by adding a small amount of water

    - apply the compound / paste to a small, dry sponge or cloth

    - rub the case or bezel with firm pressure using small circular motions
    -- you do not have to be precise. You are not attempting to create lines or a pattern

    - occassionally, stop wipe off the residue and inspect the surface: when the surface is suffiently matte or dull, you are done

    - clean the parts thoroughly




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    Clean the Parts:

    -- always clean the case, bezel and crystal after you brush or matte finish.
    You must remove the very fine residue of metal and grit.
    -- Use a toothbrush with soap and water. (toothbrushes, especially electric models, are excellent for cleaning watch parts, including straps)



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    Video or Photo Tutorial:


    -------- this section may be expanded soon ---------






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    HANDS: How To Replace and Modify



    Using Seiko / ETA / other brand Hands:



    * you should only purchase hands of the dimensions listed below. These are easier to modify.


    - many Seiko and ETA hands are very similar in size to Vostok hands
    -- the mounting hole can be altered to increase or decrease it in size
    -- this must be performed precisely or the hand will not fit properly
    -- you should practice altering the hole size by buying several cheap hands or used hands




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    Hand Dimensions: Seiko and ETA



    Amphibia Hands:


    - here are the dimensions of the Amphibia hands: use these dimensions as a reference when purchasing hands
    of another brand


    * Remember: the first number / dimension is the diameter of the mounting hole:
    -- it is the most important dimension



    Hour (H) Hand: Amphibia
    H = 1.40 mm
    x 8.5 - 9.0mm long -- Unusual size:

    -
    Best idea: buy a 1.5 mm hand and make the hole smaller




    Minute (M):
    Amphibia

    - the M hand is a common dimension so you are able to use any brand of hand of this dimension
    - do not use a hand which is longer than about 13mm or it will too wide for the dial

    M = 0.90 mm x 11.5 mm long -- easy to find as it is a common size



    Second (S) Hand: Amphibia
    S = 0.17 mm x 10 mm long -- standard Quartz size (although small for Quartz)

    S Hand 'Tube' length: ________ mm long (---- I will add this info. soon ---- )


    - the S hand is a fairly common size, however: it is a size that is more commonly used on Quartz watches and therefore
    the mounting 'tube' may not be long enough. (this tiny tube is attached to the hand and fits onto the even smaller second hand
    'wheel' or gear shaft which is located inside the hollow shaft which the Minute hand is attached to). If the length of this mounting tube is not
    at least as long as that of the Vostok, you may not be able to properly mount the hand.



    *** it is easiest to only use the original Vostok Amphibia or Komandirskie Second (S) hand since it is
    difficult to
    alter the diameter of the mounting tube on the Hand


    - you can paint the S hand if you prefer a different color



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    Seiko Hands:


    - these hands are used on most of their common models of sport and dive watches
    - they are often sold by sellers of Seiko dials and hands for 'Modders' to modify their Seiko watches


    - these are the most common sizes for Seiko:
    --you will notice that the mounting hole dimensions are very similar to Amphibia hands



    Seiko:


    H = 1.50 mm ------ 0.10 mm larger than Amphibia: must modify to reduce diameter of mounting hole

    M = 0.90 mm ------ Exactly the same size as Amphibia !!: no modification required

    S = 0.20 mm ------- 0.03 mm larger than Amphibia: (use only original Vostok hand)


    **** it is best to only use the original Vostok Amphibia or Komandirskie Second (S) hand since it is
    difficult to alter the diameter of the mounting tube on the Second Hand



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    ETA Hands:



    - ETA is a Swiss company which manufactures movements and hands
    - there are many hand styles to choose from
    - you must only purchase hands of the correct dimensions


    - here are the dimensions of ETA hands which are very similar in dimension to Amphibia hands



    ETA:


    H = 1.51
    mm ------ 0.11 mm larger than Amphibia: must modify to reduce diameter of mounting hole

    M = 0.91 mm ------ 0.01 mm larger than Amphibia: only minor modification required

    S = 0.25 mm ------- 0.08 mm larger than Amphibia: (use only original Vostok hand)



    **** it is best to only use the original Vostok Amphibia or Komandirskie Second (S) hand since it is
    difficult to alter the diameter of the mounting tube on the Second Hand




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    ----------------------------------------------------------



    How To: Modify Seiko or ETA Hands



    ------- this section will be expanded soon --------

    --- Photos and Video links will be added soon ---



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    Custom Hand Services:




    ThePossumKing: WUS member: send him PM:
    http://forums.watchuseek.com/member.php?u=745258

    - he offers hand customizing: he will modify and fit Seiko or ETA hands to your watch

    -- you must send him your watch / you must either provide the hands or purchase a set from him / the holes in the hands will be altered / the hands will be installed / your watch will be returned to you

    --
    $10 USD for modifying the hands and installing them + return shipping

    -- you must contact ThePossumKing for cost to purchase hands from him if you do not supply the hands yourself

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    --------------- this section will be expanded soon -------------------


    13. Repair and Maintenance



    CRYSTAL:
    HOW TO: Remove Scratches


    - scratches in the crystal may be removed using plastic polishing compounds, any fine abrasive paste or fine grit sandpaper
    -- car headlight polish / scratch remover
    -- toothpaste can be used since it contains a fine grit
    -- 'Poly-Watch': is a scratch removal paste for plastic watch crystals. Most watch part supply stores sell it
    -- metal polish such as Brasso is good




    sandpaper / sanding sponges:


    - 'water-proof' or 'wet - dry' sandapaper: stronger than regular sandpaper / available in finer grades

    - sanding sponges
    : easier to use / easy to rinse with water / much more durable than paper

    - 'Micro-Mesh' pads: easy to use / available in very fine grades
    -- buy a set or kit: they contain a wide range of grades: coarse to remove scratches and very fine to restore crystal clarity




    This is a chart of the common grades of Sandpaper / Sanding Sponges / Micro-Mesh


    American
    European Micro-Mesh
    220 P180-220 to remove deep scratches quickly
    P600-800 1500 to remove deep and moderate scratches
    600 P1000-1200 1800 to remove moderate scratches
    800 P1500-2000 3200 to remove moderate scratches
    1000 P2000-2500 4000 to remove light scratches / for polishing
    2000 P3000 to remove light scratches / for polishing
    >2000 >P3000 6000,8000,
    12,000
    for polishing / to make the crystal completely clear



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    How To:


    Removing scratches is a two part process:

    1. Remove scratches using different grades of grit beginning with coarse and ending with fine
    - each successive grade will remove the scratches created by the grade prior

    2. Polish to restore the clarity of crystal




    Method:


    1. Remove strap and bezel (see section: Bezel: How to Replace)

    2. Place watch case in a watch case holder or in a vise (if using vise: use tape or fabric to protect watch)

    3. Apply tape to watch case at bezel area to prevent scratches when polishing crystal

    4. Remove Scratches:

    - begin with the coarse grade: Do Not use a coarser grade than necessary
    -- you will remove too much material and you will have to remove the scratches created
    -- test: begin with a fine grade and try to remove the scratch: if the scratch appears unchanged after 30 sec., use a coarser grade
    -- deeper scratches require coarser compound or sandpaper

    - always use a circular motion
    - always sand the entire surface of the crystal
    - Do Not sand only the area of the scratch: if you do, you will create a low / flat spot
    - the crystal will become 'cloudy' or opaque: this is normal. When you use the finer grades, the crystal will begin to clear



    - the crystal will become cloudy / opaque: you must rinse watch with water and repeat the process using
    successively finer grades of polishing compound or sandpaper
    -- continue the process until all scratches are removed and the crystal is clear



    Here is a good tutorial: http://www.stefanv.com/watches/polis...h-crystal.html




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    MAINSPRING (BARREL SPRING): How to Repair and Replace



    Replace entire assembly:

    - this is the easiest way to repair a broken spring
    - the entire assembly is removed and a new assembly is installed
    - the spring itself is not removed from its barrel

    HOW TO:

    ----------- information coming soon -------------



    Repair the Mainspring:

    - if the tip of the spring breaks, it can sometimes be repaired without replacing the entire spring


    HOW TO:

    - Repairing a Vostok 24XX Mainspring a simple guide







    ---------- This section will be expanded soon --------------







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    -------Russia has often created and continues to create some of the most unique and interesting watches the world has ever seen.

    Buy a Russian watch and discover for yourself why many of us enjoy them so much
    . -------


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    * I soon will add photos of cases, dials and other parts.

    ** I will soon create a guide for the Vostok Komandirskie



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    ***Please send me a PM or ask the other members of this Forum if you have any questions or need help buying or modifying a Vostok.


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    -- if anyone has any help, advice or corrections to make to this guide, please send me a PM and I will modify it.




    Matt B.



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    This should become a sticky

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    Fantastic guide! Thank you Matt.
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    Excellent work Matt! I also think this should become a sticky
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    Matt, what a great research piece this is! Thank you for your efforts, such a time saver! I too would love to see this as a sticky.

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    This is very good information for a Russian Vostok novice such as myself. Great job compiling all the information
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    Respect!

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    Thanks for taking the trouble to do this.

    Always good to have the information in one place.

    "Hands" sections will be eagerly awaited.

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    Awesome job Matt. Well done.

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    Thank you for your time to compile all of these information. I would vote to be stickied.
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