Vostok Amphibia and Komandirskie...super smooth bezel action.
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    Vostok Amphibia and Komandirskie...super smooth bezel action.

    OK, if your have an Amphibia or Komandirskie but are struggling to keep the bezel in-situ even after replacing the retainer wire/ re-bending and it re-installing for a dozen or so times and it still moves, what to do. The answer is incredibly simple! After hours of frustration I found a simple solution! Get some Rodico, make two little balls about 1mm in diameter (yes really small) insert the retainer wire in the bezel, press in the Rodico balls at two opposing bends in the wire (not to close to the open ends), install the bezel on the case, and.....if done correctly....no more unwanted bezel movement AND a silky smooth action! Add / remove Rodico, until the perfect tension/ grip on the bezel to case is achieved. As a bonus, press down on the bezel and it will stay in the same position quite firmly. Try it, report back.
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    Re: Vostok Amphibia and Komandirskie...super smooth bezel action.

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkgate View Post
    OK, if your have an Amphibia or Komandirskie but are struggling to keep the bezel in-situ even after replacing the retainer wire/ re-bending and it re-installing for a dozen or so times and it still moves, what to do. The answer is incredibly simple! After hours of frustration I found a simple solution! Get some Rodico, make two little balls about 1mm in diameter (yes really small) insert the retainer wire in the bezel, press in the Rodico balls at two opposing bends in the wire (not to close to the open ends), install the bezel on the case, and.....if done correctly....no more unwanted bezel movement AND a silky smooth action! Add / remove Rodico, until the perfect tension/ grip on the bezel to case is achieved. As a bonus, press down on the bezel and it will stay in the same position quite firmly. Try it, report back.
    Interesting fix. Is there any more common alternative to Rodico?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cortman View Post
    Interesting fix. Is there any more common alternative to Rodico?
    Not quite the same, but very similar, you could try Bostick Blu Tack or any similar gum. Cost almost zero, give it a try.

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    Re: Vostok Amphibia and Komandirskie...super smooth bezel action.

    Dental floss. No need to remove the bezel. Couple of wraps around under bezel. Tuck the ends in. Slightly waxy, so perfect for the job.

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