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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Scuba-dude is a must.
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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds19 View Post
    Ok the scuba dude is obvious.
    If you're crazy enough to buy Vostok - then there must be something wrong with your brain if you don't go for the scuba dude dial.

    Yes - but I want something classy and refined. That's who I am.
    And Vostok offers this with their 2019 catalog.
    Just wondering if its accuracy is as pretty as its looks.
    Why are you asking for advice on the Russian Watch Board? Nobody is classy and refined here

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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Which Scuba Dude are you guys suggesting .... full wetsuit Scuba Dude or Speedo Scuba Dude ?
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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohhenry1 View Post
    Can you explain what's going on here? I realize it's obvious to many of you, but it's not to me, and I'd guess to others as well.
    You’re right: insiders’ jokes are obscure to newcomers, i.e. so private they get exclusive

    1) The Neptunes (960xxx) have a case which is meant for a proprietary bracelet. On the “classic” line, the quality of this bracelet is... questionable at best, with its folded links, so many want to change it for a strap.
    2) The 960 lugs need special adapters, screws, and/or cutting standard straps to fit. So one decided instead wth drop the case and its issues, go for a non-Neptune, with standard lugs.

    Personally, while I like the look of the combo, I’m ill at ease with a dial that says Neptune when the case is not a Neptune. Psycho-rigid...
    I would just go for a Neptune SE, which has a decent bracelet, or buy such a bracelet. Some watches are meant and made for a bracelet (think of many Rolex), and if you don’t like it, just get another watch.
    Finally, I’m glad I never saw a perfect stock Vostok, aka Vostock: it would spoil all the fun, which is about modding them to your liking, or day fancy...

    See, this Neptune SE below to me was near-perfect. Yet spoilt by a cheap bezel with poor colour match, so I had to change it, while keeping dial, case & bracelet.


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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohhenry1 View Post
    Can you explain what's going on here? I realize it's obvious to many of you, but it's not to me, and I'd guess to others as well.


    Sorry..... I purchased a 710 ministry case from Meranom and put the Neptune movement, dial, crown, etc. into it. It's a simple 15 minute swap, and I like the look.

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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds19 View Post
    Are you serious? Vostok has a resale value?
    I am reading on the internet Russians will prefer Swiss or Japanese. They don't understand why Westerners buy Vostok.
    Probably for the same reason the Japanese love KFC.
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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by milligan View Post
    Which Scuba Dude are you guys suggesting .... full wetsuit Scuba Dude or Speedo Scuba Dude ?
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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    Scuba-dude is a must.
    I don't have the dude on the dial of my watches but I hold him in such esteem that he is on all of my case-backs.

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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by antilucem View Post
    I don't have the dude on the dial of my watches but I hold him in such esteem that he is on all of my case-backs.

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    Re: New to Vostok - which one to get?

    If this is your first time purchasing the watch, kindly manage your expectation.
    It's famous for poor quality control and bit of slight wrong here and there (don't expect to be too perfect). Furthermore, the thickness is also quite challenging (about 15 mm).

    Other than that the styling is indeed unique and it also has both strong heritage and cults.


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