First time posting in this forum. This is the first time I've actually had a watch to ask a question about here.
I picked up this Vostok Amphibia Submarine Komandirskie locally and it was a nice watch to find since Russian watches rarely come up for sale around here.
I was drawn to the dial, which has turned a nice cream colour from the original white, and the fact that it's a large hand wind watch. I don't really like automatic movements very much.
I got the watch home and after winding and setting it was running +5 minutes per hour. Removing the case back showed that a couple of the hairspring coils were stuck together. I removed the balance, cleaned the spring and replaced the balance and now it's running -30 seconds per day.
My question is about the date for this one. The lack of the Cyrillic "Made In USSR" or "Made In Russia" at the 6 o'clock position means it's an early 1990s transitional dial. However from what I've read here, the early 90s transitional watches do not have a serial number on the case back which this watch does have.
If anyone can shed some light on this it would be much appreciated. I hope it's not a Frankenwatch.
I had bought this watch with a plan to flip it but at this point I'm going to hold onto it for a bit and enjoy it myself.