A few months ago I bought a nice early NOS Wostok "AMPHIBIAN" diver:
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Last week I got an offer for two more of these watches, but with "AMFIBIA" on the back instead of "AMPHIBIAN". Well they came in a few days later. Not in NOS condition but running, one hase a winding problem, what I knew in advance.
A nice surprise is that the two back covers do differ from each other too: one is polished, the other is matted, as you can see:
So, with my first one, I know now of three different back covers:
1. with "AMPHIBIAN" and 'SHOCKPROOF BALANCE', polished
2. with "AMFIBIA" and 'shock-resist', matted
3. with "AMFIBIA" and 'shock-resist', polished
And with different light on the watches:
As far as I can see, the rest of the watches, case, crown, hands, dials, movement, etc.. is the same:
Well, after showing my first "AMPHIBIAN" and a picture with about six of these watches a few months ago, Jie Hong (roo7 on this forum) asked me if there was still one available. Thas was not the case anymore. But when I knew about these watches, I informed Jie Hong that one was available. (I did not know about the polished and matted back cover at that time). So, anyway, I promised Jie Hong he could get one of the two and one of these is going to Singapore this week. I will keep the one with the matted back cover, because it is the only one I know. I know for sure there are more than one pieces of the polished types. I send Jie Hong the polished version, that is also the running one. Well it has a little flaw screwing back in the crown: the minute hand goes back a bit (about 10 minutes on the dial).
Time for some more pictures:
And East meets West
Thanks for watching some of my watches!