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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby suicidal_orange » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:37 pm

Those fonts don't match any better than the modded options and the more serious shade of blue makes it a very different watch...
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:52 pm

suicidal_orange wrote:Those fonts don't match any better than the modded options and the more serious shade of blue makes it a very different watch...
Agreed about the fonts and I'm ambivalent as to whether the match up.

I put my suggestion forward on the basis it is ready made and fits the white / black criteria.

Of your options, I prefer the #2 with just the 12, 3, 6 & 9 and its 'futuristic' font.

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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby StrappedUp » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:19 pm

^^^ Thanks for the suggestion Guy, but I will admit that I'm not a fan of the case shape ...
Nor the full lume dial either. They look great in the dark, but I'd prefer a straight up white dial :thumbup:

I've only just realised that #2 has a date @ 4:30. Hmmm
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:44 pm

StrappedUp wrote:I've only just realised that #2 has a date @ 4:30. Hmmm


I saw that and omitted to mention. :oops:

Option #1 - No date.

Option #2 - Date @ 4 o'clock

Any preference?

Whilst there is a quick set for the date on Vostoks, it is a bit on the rudimentary side; as you might expect.

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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby StrappedUp » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:52 pm

Well all 3 of my current divers have a date, so a no date would be a bit different.

I've also took an interest in field style watches recently. Although its a diver, the dial on #1 is a similar style ... maybe it'll do double-duty??

I'm already changing my plans for 2018 and breaking my 2 diver rule ... oh well. Onwards and upwards :lol:
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby mibby » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:34 am

Despite my New Year resolution not to buy so many watches, I've ordered this;
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and this:
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With a less lairy strap coming for the orange one:
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:54 pm

Top notch mibby. :thumbup:

Both watches look great. :clap:

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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby It'sAliveJim » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:05 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:I prefer this one, straight up with no modding, from Meranom, which has the additional feature of a full lume (green) dial.

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Mine is currently stuck in Russia in some sort of Russian customs dispute, along with several others for different customers from Meranom :(

In the meantime I have these to console me:

Standard 720 with Murphy bezel

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And 720 with Meranom SE bezel

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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby neil8fletcher3 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:07 pm

mibby wrote:Despite my New Year resolution not to buy so many watches, I've ordered this;
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and this:
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With a less lairy strap coming for the orange one:
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They both look good to, just been looking at the black dial

Almost at breaking point having not bought a watch since last July
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby Simon57 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:49 pm

It'sAliveJim wrote:Mine is currently stuck in Russia in some sort of Russian customs dispute, along with several others for different customers from Meranom :(


Wonder if this is why my Meranom purchase from around Christmas time still isn't here... :thumbdown:
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby Dancematt » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:53 pm

StrappedUp wrote:With my white C60 quartz currently on long-term loan with my bro, I have a white dial black bezel itch to scratch.
Don't want to spend alot, so I'm thinking of jumping on the Vostok train.

I've mocked up 2 modded options with the Amphibian 120. I'm on the fence, so what do you forumites think?

Option 1
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Option 2
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Option 1 looks awesome. If you can find a bezel in that colour.

I'm against the ministry case idea. They look very big in pictures.
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby It'sAliveJim » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm

Simon57 wrote:
It'sAliveJim wrote:Mine is currently stuck in Russia in some sort of Russian customs dispute, along with several others for different customers from Meranom :(


Wonder if this is why my Meranom purchase from around Christmas time still isn't here... :thumbdown:


Yours is still within 'normal' delivery time. I ordered mine on 10 December.

I've bought loads of Vostoks from Meranom and they usually take about two weeks so this is a first for me. Even allowing for the Christmas break it's taking an age.

Apparently this happens a lot with Russian customs. Meranom explains it on a WUS thread somewhere. The goods can pass through customs OK, get loaded on the plane, then customs decide to take them all off and stick them on a ship instead so it takes forever. The vast majority turn up eventually though. Fingers crossed :?
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby Simon57 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:55 pm

It'sAliveJim wrote:
Simon57 wrote:
It'sAliveJim wrote:Mine is currently stuck in Russia in some sort of Russian customs dispute, along with several others for different customers from Meranom :(


Wonder if this is why my Meranom purchase from around Christmas time still isn't here... :thumbdown:


Yours is still within 'normal' delivery time. I ordered mine on 10 December.

I've bought loads of Vostoks from Meranom and they usually take about two weeks so this is a first for me. Even allowing for the Christmas break it's taking an age.

Apparently this happens a lot with Russian customs. Meranom explains it on a WUS thread somewhere. The goods can pass through customs OK, get loaded on the plane, then customs decide to take them all off and stick them on a ship instead so it takes forever. The vast majority turn up eventually though. Fingers crossed :?


Makes sense. In as much as a process that makes no sense can make sense! :problem:
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby StrappedUp » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:31 am

Dancematt wrote:Option 1 looks awesome. If you can find a bezel in that colour.

Have no fear, all made up of readily available parts :thumbup:
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Re: Vostok Amphibia mods

Postby mibby » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:17 pm

Mine have arrived in Russian customs now, let's hope they get out OK!
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