But it seems as though you've done your research, so I hope you enjoy it!
I bought this one without posting first: hands match the dial I'd say, case looks plausible at least,
so, gentlemen, is there anything funny according to your valued expert eyes?
I'm not too crazy about this style of picture: definitely not close enough and either the lens is greasy or some filter is used. Hard to tell the condition of the crystal or dial.
Any thoughts on this bezel and dial? Vostok movement and caseback seem correct. Thanks!
I bought this Amphibia from a local seller here in the Philippines, it just arrived today and cannot be more pleased with it. It truly is a beautiful piece. I've done plenty of research on Vostoks before pulling the trigger on this one but still have my doubts regarding its originality, so I go to the masters for advice. anything off-putting?
This is a Type 320 Vostok Amphibia from pre-1991. The dial is original and correct for the case type, the "12" is the correct faded orange. The hands are original and correct, the lume is sufficiently aged and matches the dial. The bezel is correct for the case and dial, and original (not reproduction). The crown is correct for the case.
Without being able to see the caseback or movement, you should find the caseback has the word "Amphibia" written Cyrillic, and upon opening the case you should find a soft metal (brass) shield covering the movement which provides the antimagnetic shielding as mentioned on the dial. The movement should be a manual wind Vostok 2409 with 17 Jewels.
Enjoy and wear it with a smile.
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