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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Im not at all a fan of wavy straps, unfortunately. Google actually turned up a wealth of Amphibias on Isofrane styled straps:

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Boneto Cinturini offers vanilla scented straps made from NBR rubber. Much better than the dust gathering silicone straps you often find on Ebay. And they are a LOT cheaper than an Isofrane. Expect to pay $20 to $30.

    Meranom sells a Tropic style rubber strap that's quite affordable. It is silicone, but it is pretty nice. It uses normal style spring bars rather than the fat style ones that I prefer on a rubber strap because it is a little on the thin side. I think the vintage-looking tropic style looks more at home on a Vostok than an Isofrane style strap imho.
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    I found this on Ebay. Looks awesome, but can't say anything about it. It would look great on a scuba dude.

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    My first attempt at a relume with noctilumina in a 670 case. I found the new 12,3,6,9 dial was actually a really dark grey. So I swapped it over for the older date version which has a really rich deep black much more suited to the deep black Dagaz insert. Completed with a Dave Murphy bezel and Corvus bond strap. I love it.

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Very nice! So how difficult is reluming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nckwvr View Post
    Very nice! So how difficult is reluming?
    If you're just doing dots & hands (if you're comfortable removing & re-setting hands), not difficult at all - give it a shot.
    This should give you an idea:
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    My first attempt at a relume with noctilumina in a 670 case.
    How many attempts or how difficult did you find it to achieve the right ratio of powder to binder?

    How long did the lume in your mixing pot last before getting too dry to work with?
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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    It was easier than I thought really. I just mixed until thought it was right. I practised a few times dropping dots on an old dial to make sure the lume wasnt to runny or too dry them just applied dots. The hands were a little trickier but I just thinned out the mixture a bit more to allow it to flow a little more. Mixing the lume I find, is all about a softly softly approach. Definitely use a loupe when applying. As far as drying time goes it was quite cold when I did this so I had plenty of time. I probably could have done 2 dials easily. You can always add thinner which is supplied if it does dry out too much. Give it a go just take your time.

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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    My first Vostok mod: an Amphibia 670 Scuba Dude with a Pepsi Boris bezel. It's just a simple bezel swap, but I rather like my Pepsi Dude.

    I was kind of surprised at how difficult it was to get the original bezel off...it really put up a fight.

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    150 Mod . The case is perfect for the thick Seiko spring bars ( it is a mess to use Vostok stock spring bars in salt water... )
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    Re: Vostok Mod - the Revival

    Quote Originally Posted by randb View Post
    It was easier than I thought really. I just mixed until thought it was right. I practised a few times dropping dots on an old dial to make sure the lume wasnt to runny or too dry them just applied dots. The hands were a little trickier but I just thinned out the mixture a bit more to allow it to flow a little more. Mixing the lume I find, is all about a softly softly approach. Definitely use a loupe when applying. As far as drying time goes it was quite cold when I did this so I had plenty of time. I probably could have done 2 dials easily. You can always add thinner which is supplied if it does dry out too much. Give it a go just take your time.

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    Cool. And what did you use to apply it?

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