I'm glad you asked. It's my favorite Russian watch. Never seen a watch that looks like that before. Very unique. It's a military edition from Vostok. Some call the watch NVCh-30 and many others simply call it Vostok Amphibian 30 ATM.
The watch was developed for the Russian divers in the late 60's or early 70's. It's got a thicker and special shaped crystal than the civilian edition. It's also got a thicker back compared to the civilian edition. Always a black dial. An 100% original watch should have paddle hands, I think. The watch on the photo above has - for some reason - arrow hands. I can't figure out why. The closest guess is that it has been serviced and arrow hands replaced the original paddle hands. I don't know really.
It's a nice watch to wear:
It's got two younger brothers; The tonneau and the Albatros.
This is the tonneau or "barrel":
This is the youngest brother, the Albatros:
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Early Vostok Amphibian ( Chromed case )
Vostok Amphibian type 350 cyrillic logo
I think this is an old watch. It was the kyrillic logo that caught my interest. The hands were beyond rescue but the dial is a beauty. I put the paddle hands on it and changed the bezel. I know it should have the necktie hands but paddle hands is more Vostok, if you ask me. Easy to replace with necktie hands, if I can find any.
Strange that it's still pretty easy to find these watches for sale at very low prices.
Last edited by dinkan; 2 Weeks Ago at 20:53.
Why not show the rest of your Russian collection Watchdog? I know you've got some really nice pieces and developing projects.
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