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    Re: Show your Amphibias! Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by NOTSHARP View Post
    Certainly. My pleasure.

    Watch = Vostok 350642 I had the case vapour blasted. Bezel is as it comes with the watch.

    Dial = https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clock-Dia...rdt=true&rt=nc


    Hands (Hrs. & Min.) = https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-cla...ued-hands.html


    Strap = https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/peacock-b...item5435dbb751


    Dial fixing pads = https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adhesive-...8AAOSwEeFVP4ke


    I can not remember where I got the Second hand from, but it would be one of the well known ebay sellers, I'm sure.


    The dial was, slightly, oversize, so I had to reduce the diameter by, about, 1mm. Easy done, with a file and a steady hand.
    The dial feet were removed ( because the dial was made to fit a different movement ), and dial pads used to fix to the 2431 movement.
    I made the NATO strap into a two piece strap.

    That's about it, really.


    More time waiting for parts, than doing the work.





    Steve.
    Can you list the tools that you used please

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    Re: Show your Amphibias! Part 2

    ...and a real summer-watch:

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    Best wishes and a nice weekend
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    Re: Show your Amphibias! Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by NOTSHARP View Post
    Certainly. My pleasure.

    Watch = Vostok 350642 I had the case vapour blasted. Bezel is as it comes with the watch.

    Dial = https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clock-Dia...rdt=true&rt=nc


    Hands (Hrs. & Min.) = https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-cla...ued-hands.html


    Strap = https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/peacock-b...item5435dbb751


    Dial fixing pads = https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adhesive-...8AAOSwEeFVP4ke


    I can not remember where I got the Second hand from, but it would be one of the well known ebay sellers, I'm sure.


    The dial was, slightly, oversize, so I had to reduce the diameter by, about, 1mm. Easy done, with a file and a steady hand.
    The dial feet were removed ( because the dial was made to fit a different movement ), and dial pads used to fix to the 2431 movement.
    I made the NATO strap into a two piece strap.

    That's about it, really.


    More time waiting for parts, than doing the work.

    Steve.

    Thanks for that. Great looking watch and strap!
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    Re: Show your Amphibias! Part 2

    Tried out the new tropical strap with the Scuba Dude today.

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    Re: Show your Amphibias! Part 2

    Back in the 90s my parents went on a vacation to Russia. My mom brought back a dive watch that she bought off some guy on the street for $10 US. It was a crazy weird thing, super clunky, just so Soviet. An AK-47 of a watch. Long story short, it ended on the bottom of Lake Natomas after the strap broke.

    Now 25 years later, getting back into watches and browsing the forums, I see these watches just like I used to have. Vostok Amphibia! My memory is a little hazy - was the dial green or blue? Was it hand-winding? Maybe it was a Komandirskie? But I definitely remember that dot-dash bezel.

    Poking around on eBay I see something that looks close enough. $40 and two weeks later this one shows up from the Ukraine. It’s a 90s model based on the dial. If you look close you can see it's missing the tension ring, and a new one is on its way. As far as I can tell it's all original, not that it matters. Every time I look at it I have a laugh about having that weird old watch again, and how its brother is sitting on the bottom of a lake, eternally living up to its name.

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    Re: Show your Amphibias! Part 2

    Hi Kayeng ,
    if you are looking at middle one , bezel is standard Vostok , that came with 350 Komandirski. It is brass bezel with crome plating. I have used Hcl acid to de-cromed brass. Soak about 1 hr. in hcl and crome layer is gone. you get brass bezel. Also you can desolve paint applied at numbers , just use nail polisher removal , applying with cotton buds. Then you can paint numers in different colour or apply lume. Read safety instruction , wear mask and rubber gloves.

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    Re: Show your Amphibias! Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by kayeng View Post
    Can you list the tools that you used please

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    In no particular order.


    Lever to remove bezel
    Caseback removal tool
    Hand removal levers
    Caseback/crystal press to remove crystal prior to vapour blasting
    Screwdrivers - various
    Scalpel - cutting off dial fixing pins
    File
    Spring bar removal tool
    Hand press
    Toothpicks
    ISP to clean dial back/movement prior to appling dial pads
    Movement holder
    Case holder
    Cuticle stick ( seconds hand fitting )
    Puffer
    Rodico
    Finger cots or gloves

    I may well have forgotten something, but that's most of it.






    Steve.
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    Re: Show your Amphibias! Part 2

    Finally some time to up-date my website. So I also had a moment to photograph my Amphibias.

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