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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

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    Can anyone explain why there is a wire inside the bezel when you remove the bezel from the watch case? What is it for? And do I have to take it out if I'm going to soak a chromed bezel in hydrochloric acid (to strip the chrome)?

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    I believe the wire is some kind of mild spring steel and hydrochloric acid does not react well with ferrous metal so you need to remove it before soaking the bezel.
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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Does the vostok company own the meranom Online store or not? Meranom Online store says it is the official Online store of Chistopol Watch Factory, but I don't know what that means exactly.

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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Quote Originally Posted by kayeng View Post
    Does the vostok company own the meranom Online store or not? Meranom Online store says it is the official Online store of Chistopol Watch Factory, but I don't know what that means exactly.

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    I agree it's all very confusing. The Wikipedia entry points to this website as being the official website of Vostok Чистопольский часовой завод Восток - официальный сайт. Чистопольский часовой завод "Восток" - официальный сайт

    The prices on that website seem to be very slightly lower than Meranom prices, however I don't think there is free postage and there is something in the "Payment" page about paying extra fees as well.

    I myself like Meranoms website as it give a clear price with free delivery and the ability to use loyalty points and forum coupon codes to slightly lower the price.

    I've also read elsewhere that the operator of Meranom, Dmitry Buyalov, is involved with the Vostok design area, so maybe he does both.

    Perhaps someones has a clearer vision.
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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Mariomart, where to get coupon codes?

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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

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    Mariomart, where to get coupon codes?

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    There is a WUS coupon code which was introduced by Meranom for forum goers back in 2015 which is still in use. Just enter WUS2015 in the code field and you will receive a 2.5% discount off the total amount. Meranom has been a great supporter of WUS f10 members and I tip my hat to them for it.
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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Thank you!

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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Regarding the komandirskie series 21 (21XXXX) ,
    1. Is the dial also oval like the case?
    2. Is that a rotating bezel? If so, I don't see any markers. I don't mean to be critical but what purpose does the bezel serve if it doesn't have markers? I'm kind of new to watch appreciation so maybe I'm missing something...

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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    This one

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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    Quote Originally Posted by kayeng View Post
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    Ehm...not the most desirable model of the catalogue IMO.

    What about a blue or black Scuba dude? Also today's Komandirskies are not up to the standards of the Soviet Union IMO, while the Amphibia still are.

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    Re: Questions regarding Russian watches

    I agree with you that it's not the nicest looking, but I just would like to know if the case is oval and dial is round, and the purpose of the unmarked bezel, if it is indeed a rotating bezel.
    And if you don't mind, why do you think their current komandirskies are sub par?

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