I like this :-P
I like this :-P
Why isn't anybody discussing this one?
They also have a video on Meranom's Facebook ,but I can't provide it.
Is there any consensus regarding the quality of the various Vostok diving watches - is the current "made in Russia" that can be found new on ebay better or worse than the ones made in the USSR?
Varyag87 - the design of Vostok divers' watches such as the Amphibian have really changed very little over 50 years. What has fluctuated are the attention to detail and quality control, in part due to the economic history of the country.
Up to the late 1980s, most Soviet Vostoks had serial numbers on the movement and the case, suggesting perhaps more quality control. Some dials from this period are perhaps better made. From the late 80s, as the USSR began to unravel, economies were made. In the 90s, there were moments when the economic situation was desperate - and this translated into some very poor quality watches or design variations which have not passed the test of time.
If you intend to use your watch under water, do check and replace all the relevant seals on older models. This applies to all watches, not just Vostok.
Most modern Vostoks are very good indeed - but it is worth buying from the better dealers. Usually they will check the watches prior to sending them out, and if necessary, any guarantee will be honoured. Meranom.com is sort of the semi-official factory store, run by one of Vostok's designers at Chistopol - I've bought several with no problems at all, and prices are very competative with free shipping.
I will add that this is unfortunately the only version they are showing, but apparently there will be two more Scuba models in regular stainless.
Interesting! Any word on pricing?
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