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    VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

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    Specifications
    Movement: VOSTOK 2431, 31 Jewels (automatic winding)
    Accuracy: -20 +60 sec/day
    Power reserve: about 31 hrs.
    Case: stainless steel, diameter 41 mm without crown, thickness 15 mm, Lug to lug size 49 mm
    Crystal: plastic, domed
    Strap: 20 mm, stainless steel
    Waterproof: 200 m water resistant
    Prize: 78 € + tax (DE: 12 €) - no shipping fees

    Ordered the watch from MERANOM: https://meranom.com/en/komandirskie-...ie-650541.html

    Some impressions:
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    And a shot showing the watch at the wrist ...
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    Damn - forgot again to adjust the date.

    Cheers, Michael
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    This is the watch I'm seriously considering. I'm waiting for a reply from Meranom if it possible to swap the bezel with the one from 650539. That would give it a second time zone.
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    Re: VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

    Very nice pictures and good post, thank you, Michael!

    This is very interesting and nice watch. A true surprise in a Komandirskie line.

    Many years Vostok has two main watch brands:
    Amphibia - diver watches, stainless steel, famous Amphibia case construction, 200m water protection
    Komandirskie - casual military look watches, chrome plated brass, 30 m water protection.

    Now, this watch has 650 Amphibia case and Komandirskie dial, kind of a crossbreed!

    There was a discussion in forum.watch.ru where some Russian collectors were very angry and didn't understand, why Vostok is mixing two clearly defined brands.
    Last edited by Afka; March 13th, 2018 at 09:19. Reason: 30m is the usual Komandirskies water protection level
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    Re: VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

    What we see here is a 24h diver watch, very rare species, try to find another one. That's why the original bezel is diver's countdown bezel, needed for a diver watch.
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    Re: VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

    Quote Originally Posted by mihecz View Post
    I'm waiting for a reply from Meranom if it possible to swap the bezel with the one from 650539. That would give it a second time zone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Afka View Post
    What we see here is a 24h diver watch, very rare species, try to find another one. That's why the original bezel is diver's countdown bezel, needed for a diver watch.
    I've been torn on this matter since acquiring the 650541. I'd like a second time zone and I'm not a diver but Afka's argument for keeping the diver flavour is sound. On my three other Komandirskies I replaced the bezels because I hated them. This bezel, however, is quite pleasing and the black gives the watch visual weight. The 650539 bezel would lighten it it too much, I think.
    So unless a much better alternative comes along (e.g. a black one with a matching font) I think I'll leave my 650541 as is.
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    Re: VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

    Has anyone else found the lower edges of the case and the inside of the lugs of their 650451 to be quite sharp? They feel like they've been left unfinished after machining.
    I'm considering taking to them with some emery paper to soften them before they do me damage.

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    Re: VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

    You measure between 2 and 8 or 10 and 4, not as shown.

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    Re: VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

    Quote Originally Posted by ned-ludd View Post
    On my three other Komandirskies I replaced the bezels because I hated them.
    What are the bezel options for a Vostok? Is there a custom market like there is for Seikos?

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    Re: VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ftumch View Post
    What are the bezel options for a Vostok? Is there a custom market like there is for Seikos?
    It appears there is. The subject was touched upon in another thread last year.

    All of my bezels (search for 'vostok bezel') and inserts (for Seiko 6xxx etc.) came from the bay. They're all the same size - including the 605451 according to my calipers - but if you'd rather not risk getting the wrong size, Meranom sells some complete and quite possibly guarantees they'll fit your watch.

    Then there's the famous yobokies who may still be around and able to help.
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    Re: VOSTOK Komandierskie 650541 (MMW 01)

    Quote Originally Posted by ned-ludd View Post
    All of my bezels (search for 'vostok bezel') and inserts (for Seiko 6xxx etc.)
    My bezelology is terrible. Does that mean most Seiko 6xxx bezels will fit most Vostoks?

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