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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    Whew, the steel bezels don't like coming off. The spring was a bit deformed, ended up knicking the case up a bit, but did get it off.

    Ended up brushing the case to a nice matte finish. I'll get some photos once my server starts playing along here.
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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    New Here!
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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    I think I need a bigger box.

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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    Happy to report that I collected a new watch from my local post office yesterday. I suppose that after 40 pages of posts, I shouldn't be surprised by how nice it is.
    I'm really pleased with it

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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    A word of advice for all the SE 100-case owners:

    Check the springbars on yours! Especially if it is with a silicon strap.
    Mine came with springbars which I found out to be too small for the hole. Luckily I tried to put it on a NATO and saw it. Seems like the 100s are with larger holes than the old models. Or at least mine is.
    Maybe a no-issue but doesn't hurt checking.
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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    Whats the actual size difference between 100SE and 420SE? I prefer the 100SE look, but I'm afraid it will be too large for my tiny 6" wrists.

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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    My 100SE with date and chromed second hand just arrived. I have to say it looks more expensive than it was. It looks fantastic, certainly has it's own charm. Though being my first amphibia I wasn't expecting the crown to sort of flop about after unscrewing it or the bezel to be so free to turn. I guess corners need to be cut somewhere to hit the price point and I'll need to learn to live with it.
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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    neither of these watches are huge.. both only 39-41mm W/O crown which should fit you great.. the 420 looks a little small on me my wrist are 7.25 I prefer something in the 43-45mm area myself :) here are the watch sizes... Amphibian SE Meranom.com
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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustard-Cutter View Post
    ... I wasn't expecting the crown to sort of flop about after unscrewing it or the bezel to be so free to turn. I guess corners need to be cut somewhere to hit the price point and I'll need to learn to live with it.
    Crown is supposed to be floppy after unscrewing; it's a design feature unique to Vostok since the 60's as has been said many times in this forum. It always surprises first time users. See

    VOSTOK AMPHIBIA: An Analysis of Design Methodology

    Fixing the bezel looseness is extremely easy.
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    Re: The new Vostok Amphibia SE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustard-Cutter View Post
    Though being my first amphibia I wasn't expecting the crown to sort of flop about after unscrewing it or the bezel to be so free to turn. I guess corners need to be cut somewhere to hit the price point and I'll need to learn to live with it.
    Comrade Mustard, we collectors of amphibians do not consider the "floppy" crown to be a cost-cutting move. It is an elegant way of combining water tightness and hand setting/winding in the same crown assembly. When held slightly out the male shape on the end of the crown shaft engages in a similar female shape in the crown allowing the the shaft to be turned. When pushed in the female shape of the crown slides down onto the round part of the shaft so it can turn independently of the crown, engage the case receiver and be screwed down for watertightness. You will get used to this and grow to admire this design, hopefully.

    Here's the procedure most amphibian owners follow:

    Unscrew the crown and holding slightly out (not enough to click to hand-setting position) wind the watch.
    Pull the crown on out to hand-setting position and holding slightly out, set the hands.
    Push the crown in until it engages the case receiver and screw it down.

    Enjoy your amphibian!

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