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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Quote Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
    Finally finished my first successful mod. Polished 710, swapped for paddle hands and silver seconds. Polished SS bezel and shark mesh. Of course, the 8 o clock lume pip decided to break off the dial. You just cant win with these things. Eventually Ill source another dial (or maybe I can soak this dial in some kind of weak solvent like alcohol to remove all the pips? They are worthless anyway.

    I really wish Vostok would offer brushed finishes. I dont think polished suits a diver / tool watch.
    Times ago the 150 case was available at Meranom in a matt and brushed version.
    Basically I'm with you ....but you can brush the case by DIY methods with nice finish ...

    I guess its easier to replace the dial. Removing only if you plan to relume. By working with solvent you touching\ removing mostly the paint as well ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by little_w View Post
    I like that a lot. And they do offer "Matte" version, unfortunately only for 090 case :( I have one, and in my opinion it is a lifesaver on 090 case. I could not imagine that chunk of steel all shiny and polished!
    Unfortunately the matte version is very difficult to find matching bezels for (most bezels are polished/chrome or brushed/machined). I wish they still offered the sunburst finish that was on the original tonneau case 119

    Quote Originally Posted by DocTone View Post
    For the first steps here you find most basic information: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---
    If you are not sure about future go for date cal. 2416 you can mount no date dials as well.
    Some people argue that you should use a 2414 movement as the autowinding mechanism presents issues for some people, but Ive never had an issue. Then again, I have not owned *that* many amphibias

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    From what I have seen, no one has been able to replicate a brushed finish, as the originals were done on a rotary lathe of some sort. As for the dial, maybe I should just buy a small amount of lume compound and replace the broken one, in case I just buy a new dial and break off another pip!

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Can someone help me out with pictures of a 710 case on: rubber ISO-style diving strap, leather nato, nylon nato, and a padded canvas/nylon? I am exploring strap options

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Here's my 120 Scuba dude:



    Bezel from arkustime on eBay and insert from Dr. Seikostain
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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Latest creation, really like this case
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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Catched a Sandwich Dial in Meranom Sale as well .

    Brother and Sister ...Black and White ...White and Black
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    Vs. Seiko and Seamaster
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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

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    Tries to mod watch, ends up making a flashlight.


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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokifish View Post
    Tries to mod watch, ends up making a flashlight.
    *Lol
    .....basically it works
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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival



    For fun and to wear during my holidays, I have made an Amphibian using a new dial, crown, rubber strap (18mm) and bezel (all from Meranom) on an old 2409. What I like about it, is the height and fact it's perfect for a 6.5" wrist.
    The numbers on the dial are minuscule triangles printed on decal.
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