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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    I want one of those! Insane prices from the flippers though. Could get an original for that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munichjoe View Post
    So with the hands I got the other day, here's what I was originally thinking....

    But will probably do something like this...
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    Does anyone make this dial in green? If not, is there anyone you can custom order a dial from?
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    Well, like the noob that I am, I didnt realize that the vintage tonneau is not an 090, it is a "119" and the plain bezel I got from Pers wont fit (does someone want it?)

    I also bought black sword hands to put on this watch, but on second thought I am thinking that perhaps silver would be better? The dial is in excellent condition, but I have always had a problem with this particular style of indices because the white stripes are always misaligned; its a bit of a sloppy, amateur look that still occurs on the modern version of these indices (its one reason why I dont like the blue Scuba dude). I do love the blue sunburst, however. The case has been polished somewhat but still has some of its radial brushing.

    If I were to keep it, should I use silver or black hands? Perhaps gold "kite" hands from the 350 style diver?

    I am also debating a khaki NATO or a navy colored perlon strap. Which would be better?

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    Another old blue dude mod. This one a transition period dial, came to me in a 420 case and spotty bezel sold with a stuck date mechanism, and a movement which 'keeps stopping'. Hence a very reasonable price.

    A quick reassembly of the date wheel mech and auto bridge seemed to fix the problems. Not sure the auto-winding assembly could have affected this, but I needed to remove it to let down the main spring. All I know is that is hasn't stopped ticking for the last week or so. This represents my first successful 'repair' of a watch movement!

    A quick installation into a polished 090 case, with new black / blue classic Amphibian hands, AM bezel and a solid steel oyster type bracelet transformed it into a watch to adore!

    I just love those classic Scuba Dude colours with black & steel.

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

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    I'll have mine extra tasty crispy, please!



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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Nice to see this thread is gathering pace!

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    So here's the finished mod with the broasted Scuba Dude dial.

    Not sure if I really like it yet, but I will give it a few days before I decide to keep it or pull it back apart

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    If it was mine, I'd only try to make the hands' lume look a little more worn-out to better match the color of the indices, and then definitely keep it as one of the most original ones.

    BTW: not that I am interested in modding anything (resist! resist! resist! ) but out of curiosity, 425° Celsius or Fahreneit?

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Quote Originally Posted by Straight_time View Post
    If it was mine, I'd only try to make the hands' lume look a little more worn-out to better match the color of the indices, and then definitely keep it as one of the most original ones.

    BTW: not that I am interested in modding anything (resist! resist! resist! ) but out of curiosity, 425° Celsius or Fahreneit?
    Fahrenheit, my friend...I live in a civilized country

    Plus, I'm pretty sure 425 Celsius would have melted the dial

    I do need to try and brown the hand's lume though

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    Have U tried weak tea on the hands? Like everyone else, I think the dial is stunning, BTW!

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