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    Re: Vostok Amphibia Rave Review

    Incoming :)

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    Re: Vostok Amphibia Rave Review

    My S.E landed today.....I must say that everything Seikogi wrote in his very nice review is spot on,it's just a stunning watch,really a superb piece of work.
    Thanks again for the original review,I'm so pleased I bought it before they sold out..!!
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    Congrats on the new acquisition!

    I've been wanting to get a Vostok for a while and when I saw this SE on their site, and this review thread shortly thereafter with the great close up pics, I knew I had to have one. I placed an order a couple of days ago and might have gotten the last one! Thanks to Seikogi and others for shining a light on this SE!

    Now the wait begins...I might shop around for a nice shark mesh while I wait.
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    Re: Vostok Amphibia Rave Review

    thanks for the kind words!

    a late coffee shot :)
    please note the domed milk foam on the left one ... paying tribute to the domed crystal :D

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    Re: Vostok Amphibia Rave Review

    Quote Originally Posted by 356Cruzer View Post
    Congrats on the new acquisition!

    I've been wanting to get a Vostok for a while and when I saw this SE on their site, and this review thread shortly thereafter with the great close up pics, I knew I had to have one. I placed an order a couple of days ago and might have gotten the last one! Thanks to Seikogi and others for shining a light on this SE!

    Now the wait begins...I might shop around for a nice shark mesh while I wait.
    Shark mesh works very well.

    I have an all brushed president style bracelet in mind :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seikogi View Post
    thanks for the kind words!

    a late coffee shot :)
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    Love it!!

    I hope my SE arrives in 2 to 3 weeks, the wait is torture.

    Any recommendations for Shark Mesh? A quick market scan threw up $20 shark mesh options on eBay to $180 versions on Strapcode...there must be a value for money middle ground from a trusted seller/maker. I'd love a chunky brushed Shark Mesh (not Milanese, the links are too fine) and am open to ideas :)

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    Re: Vostok Amphibia Rave Review

    The stock vintage style rubber is really nice,I'd do the research into a decent mesh bracelet but hold fire til you've got it on your wrist...I think you will be very pleasantly surprised by the Vostok strap.It works perfectly with this model.
    I'm a total NATO strap nut & virtually all my watches are on them but not this time !!
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    Re: Vostok Amphibia Rave Review

    Quote Originally Posted by serge70 View Post
    The stock vintage style rubber is really nice,I'd do the research into a decent mesh bracelet but hold fire til you've got it on your wrist...I think you will be very pleasantly surprised by the Vostok strap.It works perfectly with this model.
    I'm a total NATO strap nut & virtually all my watches are on them but not this time !!
    And I am a total Perlon strap nut but this rubber is amazing! Ironically my most expensive rubber strap, a Hirsch Pure wears the worst due to very little flexibility...

    I'd put the wearing comfort on par with my Bonetto Cinturini 295. I also have an identical looking rubber strap from Watchgecko that isn't as comfortable, pretty decent though.

    Interestingly enough I don't notice it picking up dust as much as I expected after reading comments about it. What it does though (after lots of wear) is develop a slight "white" patina I suppose from abrasion. This actually looks nice and goes away after simply touching it.

    Since the buckle is pretty generic I managed to win an ebay auction on a IWC buckle (for a decent price) that is more rectangular and partly brushed... Will post pics when it arrives :D

    Alternatively one can easily brush the buckle with sandpaper to achieve a brushed look.
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    Re: Vostok Amphibia Rave Review

    Quote Originally Posted by 356Cruzer View Post
    Love it!!

    I hope my SE arrives in 2 to 3 weeks, the wait is torture.

    Any recommendations for Shark Mesh? A quick market scan threw up $20 shark mesh options on eBay to $180 versions on Strapcode...there must be a value for money middle ground from a trusted seller/maker. I'd love a chunky brushed Shark Mesh (not Milanese, the links are too fine) and am open to ideas :)
    Oh the wait.. but honestly its not that bad. Imo the worst is when you want something vintage that rarely comes up at a decent price or auction at the bay and have to check for new offers all the time only to be disappointed by little choice. This was/is the case I have with the Poljot 3017 chrono. Took me also more than 8 months to finally find the vintage Seiko I wanted in decent condition.

    Ironically, I never had a shark mesh but enjoy looking at them here :D Good luck finding one! ... personally I'd feel comfortable to spend max. 50$ on one.
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    Testing coffee resistance! Achieved :D


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