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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Hello everyone!
    I'm a big fan of 24 hour dial watches and of course Vostok Watches.

    In principle, I like Komandirskie 350, but do I not like their dials.

    Does anyone know where I can get 24 hour dials to match Vostok 2431 mechanisms in Komandirskie 350.
    Tnx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    I find it easier to use tweezers or a toothpick to wedge against the inside of the case & movement on the opposite side of the stem in order to push the movement closer to the stem & you will hear the good old Vostok click when the stem seats properly.
    Your method sounds more controlled. I'll ponder your instruction again the next time I need to fit the crown (and can see it in front of me). Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    Indeed they can be tricky - see why I suggested before photos to help you align? I always thought that's how setting all watch hands were until I took apart an Invicta with a Seiko NH35A. Those hands set easily the 1st time & were perfectly parallel to each other, no further adjustment necessary. But hey, Vostoks are more interesting.
    As a matter of fact setting the SE sword hands (on the SE movement, of course) were a lot easier. I don't know why. Maybe I was lucky or it is indeed easier. I haven't analysed it.


    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    What you installed on your SE are called Cathedral hands, FYI.
    Ah, so that's what they're called, of course (looks like church windows)! Thanks!
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by jure17 View Post
    Hello everyone!
    I'm a big fan of 24 hour dial watches and of course Vostok Watches.

    In principle, I like Komandirskie 350, but do I not like their dials.

    Does anyone know where I can get 24 hour dials to match Vostok 2431 mechanisms in Komandirskie 350.
    Tnx!
    I'm afraid I don't but I'd be interested as well. Perhaps IgorIV can make you a custom 24 hour dial?
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    Thank you 24 Hours! I know that this was'nt easy question.

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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    I have read all the pages of the thread. It was very instructive, some information were very useful to me. I think some pictures are needed to complete some of the sayings. But in the end I conclude it is a great thread.Congratulation! Keep going the good job for the future!
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Thanks Matt, great post, this also made me more interested in trying a Vostok now.
    Although I've a fairly small wrist 6,5 inches. I can wear a SKX009 no problem, but I wonder, since there are many different case styles for Vostok, which one would be better for smaller wrists?
    I've noticed there's a list of sellers that are members of WUS, Do you know how to contact them?
    Thanks

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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Hi guys, just a quick question, do any other watch brands bezels fit a Vostok Amphibian 120658 / 2416B Scuba Dude? I have one on the way!


    in other words, can I exchange another bezel off another watch (Seiko, Citizen ect) and simply clip it into place, im asking this as I live in NZ, and I know a watch maker who has a bucket load of old second hand bezels?

    While im not as good as I once was.....im as good once as I ever was.....!



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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by scouser View Post
    Hi guys, just a quick question, do any other watch brands bezels fit a Vostok Amphibian 120658 / 2416B Scuba Dude? I have one on the way!


    in other words, can I exchange another bezel off another watch (Seiko, Citizen ect) and simply clip it into place, im asking this as I live in NZ, and I know a watch maker who has a bucket load of old second hand bezels?

    No, but there are many sellers on ebay who make aftermarket Vostok bezels.
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    No, but there are many sellers on ebay who make aftermarket Vostok bezels.
    Cheers, Ebay it is then......
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by SedFerro View Post
    Thanks Matt, great post, this also made me more interested in trying a Vostok now.
    Although I've a fairly small wrist 6,5 inches. I can wear a SKX009 no problem, but I wonder, since there are many different case styles for Vostok, which one would be better for smaller wrists?
    I've noticed there's a list of sellers that are members of WUS, Do you know how to contact them?
    Thanks
    I have similar wrists & don't think you will have an issue with any. Personally I prefer cases with 18mm lugs, like the 420 along with the vintage 470 (Albatross) & 119 (Tonneau) cases (& Komandirskies). But I had a 710 ministry before that & it was fine. Here's a writeup of all the modern cases, save for a few SE cases, from a similar wristed gent. I did not favor the 110 case for the reasons stated.
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