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Soviet Vostok

Discussion in 'Watches' started by mwoj, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. mwoj

    mwoj Loaded Pockets

    Jul 26, 2012
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    So I am looking to buy a Vostok, and I figured why not get a Soviet era one? Anyways, I came across this and was hoping to get some feedback. I'm aware that the 2409a movement was used in the 80's (?), but is the price right?

    Sorry I can't post the link, but the watch is a Vostok Amphibia Type 020 case with the 2409a movement.
  2. Froley

    Froley Loaded Pockets

    Feb 21, 2011
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    Watchuseek forums has a branch dealing with Soviet watches that is very large and informative...including pricing discussions....
    apparently one must be careful of parts watches that are being built up----and sold as originals---that site can for sure provide the answers you may be looking for......
  3. Sarky

    Sarky Loaded Pockets

    Sep 9, 2012
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    One thing to look for is the writing at the bottom of the dial. IIRC the old/soviet ones say cccp, and the more recent ones say poccnn.
  4. fresh eddie fresh
    • In Omnia Paratus

    fresh eddie fresh Loaded Pockets

    Feb 10, 2011
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    I bought an Amphibian for fun (after watching K19 and The Hunt for Red October I wanted one with a submarine on it.) I do not have the automatic one, and since I do not want to over-wind it it will last most of a day with a winding the way I wind it. The strap it came with is awful... I need to pick up a matching Zulu one for it.

    Sort of a cool thing is that mine was engraved as a 50th birthday present to a guy who worked in a factory from the other people on his shift. Luckily I know someone who could read it.

    A super fun watch, but I would not rely on mine to get me to meetings on time. It is pretty accurate, but towards the end of the day, it will run out of steam if I do not re-wind it.
  5. gatorfan

    gatorfan Loaded Pockets

    May 4, 2009
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    Purchased a Vostok Radio Room dial Amphibia auto about a month ago. Keeps great time and looks fantastic. Fun watch!