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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Fixed mate!
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    I have posted up some pictures in 'Roman's' thread...

    I'll post some final pictures up here later today, and after that hopefully Vlad will be off to St Petersburg I just need Liahim's address

    cheers
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    OK I have now sent Roman onto his next port of call...

    Virginia, USA

    I had hoped Vlad would be going as well to St Petersburg, Russia but I have been unsuccessful in my PMs with Liahim, he responds in Russian which I translate using Google but I'm not getting a forwarding address.

    Its been 2 weeks now and I feel I must move on to another sponsor in order to stick my agreed timetable (which is have Vlad out of Australia by 30 Jan 2017).

    So I'll move on down the list...

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    OK final update from Australia

    I haven't been successful in finding a sponsor who WASN'T from the US, Canada or the UK, it appears that interest or enthusiasm for Vlad has dwindled away during his extended hiatus in Australia. Therefore with advice from JoeCool I have packaged Vlad up for the next leg of his journey where hopefully he will receive refurbishment and be put back into wider circulation.

    As promised I have sent him on his journey prior to the 30 Jan 2017 deadline.

    Vlad has proved to be a stoic, humourless individual who has manfully shouldered every obstacle thrown his way. I wish him the best on his future travels.

    As promised he now travels in a much stouter vessel which has been customised to suit his dimensions, hopefully this new sarcophagus will protect him from further harm.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Sad to hear that John. I volunteered to host Vlad in the summer of 2015 from the EU. After his long visit in Australia I gave up hope to host him, and returned to this thread when you posted the status update and recognition of the problem. But maybe it is better this way because I lack any watchmaking skills.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Comrades, Vlad the World travelling Vostok has made it to my watch bench after crossing the globe from Australia. The plucky chap has been on the road now for just over 4 years! Sadly though he's not to well and needs some time off. He will be residing with me for a while until he's fixed up.

    This brings me to a question for you ALL, in the absence of RFG (Dan) to whom Vlad belongs it falls to you to decided how he should be fixed up.

    Of course I will do my best to service the movement and bring it back to a reliable state, my question is-

    Lume on the hands is missing and crystal is damaged, leave as is or replace? The lume was missing on the hour hand from day one according to RFG.

    So you decide.

    Thoughts please. Cheers

    Don't worry Vlad the Vostok will return in (You only get serviced twice) or (From Chistopol with love) other Bond puns are available!

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    I would say to just replace the crystal to retain waterproofing and give the poor fella a service only. The unlumed hands are part of who Vlad is now and help show the hardship of travelling the world.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mariomart View Post
    I would say to just replace the crystal to retain waterproofing and give the poor fella a service only. The unlumed hands are part of who Vlad is now and help show the hardship of travelling the world.
    i tend to agree, just the basics to get him running well. there are several issues with his total appearance and that is what makes him unique. i dont think cosmetic things should be done, just get his ticker ticking again, and get him out for some pictures.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Haven't read the whole thread...has he been to New Zealand yet?
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Im new to Vlad, shouldn't it have a red seconds hand or silver?

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