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

    Quote Originally Posted by Czasomierz View Post
    ..... I can wind it but when I pull it further to the time setting position it just comes out......

    It may not be broken.
    The stem may not be fully engaging when you attempt to insert it.
    This is a common problem when the stem is removed.


    Try this:

    - with the movement in the case, insert the stem then grab it inside the case with tweezers and push it into the movement.
    - the stem may move inward a very small amount and you may hear or feel a slight 'click' as it fully engages.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_Bored_O View Post
    It may not be broken.
    The stem may not be fully engaging when you attempt to insert it.
    This is a common problem when the stem is removed.


    Try this:

    - with the movement in the case, insert the stem then grab it inside the case with tweezers and push it into the movement.
    - the stem may move inward a very small amount and you may hear or feel a slight 'click' as it fully engages.
    I think that's probably the best response. Encountered this the first time I took apart a Vostok movement and using tweezers to push the stem into the movement solved the problem.
    It's possible that the keyless works are messed up and preventing the stem from staying in if the stem release pin was pressed too hard (I think).

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

    I have an easy question or it may be easy. I want to get a DOXA style stainless steel bracelet for last year‘s project watch. Is one available ?
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by Czasomierz View Post
    Hi guys. First off, many thanks to VWatchie for directing me to this thread and all the previous help. I have this watch with komandirskie's case and amphibian insides (2409a mov). To bring it back to its former glory I decided to polish the plexi up. I took the mechanism out of the case just to be on the safe side. It's my first mechanical, I didn't have any proper tools either. Yup, you can already guess that story does not have a happy ending.

    I did my due diligence and watched several vids on disassembling Vostoks. Then I went to a hardware store and purchased a set of mini screwdrivers that I had to file sharpen to fit tiny screws. I used a needle to push in the plunger that releases the stem and took it out without a hitch. So far so good. Onto polishing, I started with toothpaste and was left with a cloudy matt plexi. I tried different toothpaste I had laying around all with the same result. Too coarse I guess. Then I bought K2 polishing paste intended for headlights and that did the job done. It was inexpensive and there is plenty left too. Now I have a beautiful watch that I can't wear and here's how that happened. Sometime between disassembling the watch and having finished polishing I made a terrible decision to put the stem back in the mechanism to see the watch go unobstructed by scratched up plexi. That left me with a balancing act of removing the stem without a proper mechanism holder and with a needle for a plunger pusher down the line. I put in on its side not to put any pressure on hands but when I pushed in the plunger the whole thing slipped. I was already pulling the crown and forced the stem out. Now the watch runs even without it, when I put it in I can wind it but when I pull it further to the time setting position it just comes out. I damaged the mechanism, I just hope it's fixable and I won't have to pay for this learning experience with buying a new one.
    Making a guess I'd say you dislocated the setting lever. You would have to remove the setting lever spring ("keyless work cover plate") and have a look. I'm sure you can find this in several of the ratfaced git's videos working on Vostok 24XX calibres (they all have the same kind of keyless works). For example, you can try this video here. Good luck!
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by VWatchie View Post
    Making a guess I'd say you dislocated the setting lever.

    Quite Possible.

    One time I dislocated the setting yoke.



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

    Is the crystal on the older ANTIMAGNETIC-labeled dial, manual wind Amphibia the same as the one used on the more recent automatics?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by drwelby View Post
    Is the crystal on the older ANTIMAGNETIC-labeled dial, manual wind Amphibia the same as the one used on the more recent automatics?
    Yes. It uses the standard Vostok Amphibia crystal

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

    I believe it was Mark Lovick (YouTube Watch Repair Channel) who said some watch repairers call the yoke a return bar. In my opinion, it's a better name but it can be useful to be aware of both names.
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Hello people!

    It seems like you are really experts on watches here and I really appreciate your help. I am planning to purchase this beautiful POLJOT watch, but I am not sure about its originality.
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    Re: --- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA ---

    Quote Originally Posted by miom View Post
    Hello people!

    It seems like you are really experts on watches here and I really appreciate your help. I am planning to purchase this beautiful POLJOT watch, but I am not sure about its originality.
    I was wondering if you could help me with this issue. Thank you for your time.

    Hello and welcome to the forum!
    There is a thread dedicated to questions like this. You can post there: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/q-...a-4514699.html
    Happy to see new people

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