I received yesterday a Vostok Europe Ekranoplan (model 5457106)... It's a 47mm 200 M dive watch with trigalight micro tubes. I went for the model 5457106, with a dark green dial and a gray bezel insert. I got serial number 0069/3000. I like that
Here's a quick review and a few fresh pictures.
-100% original design.
-Nice combination of black and gray PVD coated stainless steel.
-Excellent build quality. No flaws at all. Everything is nicely aligned. It was made with care and precision.
-Tritium tube markers. They stay bright all the time (for approx 10 years). No need to charge them.
-Nice decorated and modified Vostok 2432 automatic movement.
-Large but "wearable" watch, thanks to the short lugs to lugs distance - only 52mm - and the flat case back.
-Useless day/night indicator (who needs this!).
-Outdated date adjustment.
-Mineral crystal (at this price I expect Sapphire).
-Thin bezel. For a 47mm dive watch I would expect something larger.
-Integrated silicone strap. The strap is attached to the case with a curved 25mm spring bar. It's impossible to replace it with something else, the lugs are too short for a regular strap or bracelet. This is a big problem.
Overall I give it a 7.5/10. It would have been a 9/10 with a normal strap system.
On my 7.5 inches wrist.
The Ekranoplan with a Glycine Lagunare and the good old Tissot Seastar 1000 M. As you can see the Ekranoplan is massive.