I disagree. The older 3aka3s came with the "amphibian" type bezel--there are also some subtle differences in the older 034 cases too (see this post of sloped backs https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/kom...ck-748640.html )--Later 3aka3s came with the bezel of the type MP34me has. I have one of the older varieties like yours Vodalex, and two like MP34me, one of which is an absolutely pristine-in-the-box example with an impeccable provenance...no doubts as to its correctness.
I wonder if the difference is linked to the 'meatball' sweep hand. My 3aka3 has the non-numeric bezel, but also the stick-type sweep hand with no lume area on it, as in the example posted above.
Mine arrived in this mornings post - 12 days Ukraine to New Zealand! I'm very happy with it, watch is in near mint condition, looks great, feels great. My first 'Russian' but won't be my last (actually I've got a nice 1970's Molnija Molnia pocket watch inbound too).
40bucks for this (1960's?) Komandirskie Submarine. Incredible bang for buck I think. I love it.
I'm new to forum so not sure If I can list the ebay seller, but pm me if you want to know as I 'm very happy with his service.
Last edited by hammertime; June 1st, 2013 at 04:22.
Reason: uploaded smaller files