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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Just brushed my 710 with some 1000 grit sandpaper. Couldn't be easier. I actually prefer using sandpaper over scotch pads as it lets you work more precisely. I should probably mention that I kept the sides polished. With sandpaper, it is easier to leave the sides untouched. With 1000 grit you get a nice satiny finish that I think looks gorgeous - much better than polished!

    Also, I asked the other day for a FFF bezel insert and where to get it. This is the one Dagaz sells:

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    Is Dagaz the only one selling these? I've seen pictures of some older versions that I like slightly better and just wondering about other options. Cheers!

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    Pic of the case please :)

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    Hello everybody, terrific mods in this thread!

    So I decided also to present my modifications to a 090 Boctok Amfibia:

    The starting point looked like this:

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    - The watch itself came from mari-vlg
    - Dial and hands are from favinov (original parts with additional lume)
    - Bezel from arkustime
    - Metal movement ring from dr.seikostain

    After 3 hrs of work the watch looked like this:

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    Afterwards, the watch had to solve the vibration test

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    Meanwhile, I have given a very special strap to my Amfibia: Hand sewn (not by me) and made from a changed part of my leather jacket:

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    Cheers from Germany,
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideways2 View Post
    Pic of the case please :)
    Here you go, not the best picture but tried to capture the finish. I might try 600 or 800 grit as well for a slightly rougher finish. :)

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    Very nice thank you!!

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    Thank you DocTone for bringing this subject back to life, especially after the ignominious end to the original. I had been feeling rather lost without seeing regular Vostok mods & meant to start another one but as usual I'm quite late to the party (I don't stray outside of my regularly subscribed threads much as it leads to trouble). Great job keeping the torch lit Comrades!

    If I could ever get a dial to arrive without scratches, I could begin my next project. Perhaps if I insulted you fine people & threw some money around I could resolve it.
    “May the power of the cosmos be with you.”

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Quote Originally Posted by sideways2 View Post
    Very nice thank you!!
    No probs!

    And how about showing some pictures of your 710 amphibians on leather? Or perhaps your canvas straps? I need some inspiration :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    Thank you DocTone for bringing this subject back to life, especially after the ignominious end to the original. I had been feeling rather lost without seeing regular Vostok mods & meant to start another one but as usual I'm quite late to the party (I don't stray outside of my regularly subscribed threads much as it leads to trouble). Great job keeping the torch lit Comrades!

    If I could ever get a dial to arrive without scratches, I could begin my next project. Perhaps if I insulted you fine people & threw some money around I could resolve it.
    I am not alone then, my blue dude arrived with scratches too, very tiny between the 6 and 8 o clock. It really annoyed me, but how often do you look at my watch under high magnification? Otherwise they are invisible so not too worried. One thing that did annoy me is not thinking I fitted the wrong seconds hand, I had gone for blue lume for thew new watch and green for the other, I mixed up the seconds hands and I only realised last night when it went dark. So annoying as the seconds hand is a bit of a sod to fit, I dont really want to do it again, it does look a bit odd though so I might have too..
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    Good lume is really worth doing, last night I could actually see the time all evening and even at 4am the hands glowed on next to the bed. Before my Vostoks lasted only a few minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cafe Latte View Post
    Good lume is really worth doing, last night I could actually see the time all evening and even at 4am the hands glowed on next to the bed. Before my Vostoks lasted only a few minutes.
    Chris
    Indeed it is. I need to break out my lume again for some existing and incoming dials.
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