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  1. The 2602 and 2603 are identical apart from the shock protection. The ranfft webite always has some decent info: http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&ZIM_2602 http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&ZIM_2603
  2. No worries. To buy new crowns and/or check what is interchangeable check out meranom - https://meranom.com/en/index.php?route=product/search&search=crown&filter_name=crown
  3. Hi Kenny. Just about everything on Vostok Amphibias is interchangeable - cases, case backs, hands, crystals, movements, dials etc. The only sticking points can be the crown/stem assembly (the assembly from a 060 case won't fit a 420 or 710 case but a 420 assembly can be used in a 710 case for instance) and occasionally the larger aftermarket bezel outer edges can interfere with the crowns on certain cases. You'll definitely need a crystal press for a crystal change.
  4. I did the courses when it was Basic watch and Auto too - they seem to have changed the course names since. I'm close too so drove on a daily basis - I did stay one night just for the end of course piss up :D I've currently got a chronograph course booked but no idea if it's going ahead yet.
  5. I've done 2 of the week long courses - "Servicing and Repair of Manual Winding Watches" and "Service and Correcting Faults in an Automatic Watch". I'd highly recommend both courses - John Murphy is an exceptional instructor with a real passion for horology and a funny guy to boot. They used to have taster days before all the Covid stuff kicked off - might be worth seeing if they still do.
  6. I'm not sure what would be best to be honest. I bought those watches years ago and prices have changed a fair bit - especially the Slava!
  7. The bezel is definitely a bit crap and I've always worried about it falling off. It never has though... I also spent ages trying to unscrew the crown before I realised it was a left handed thread. Anyway, you now need Raketa and Slava Amphibians to make the set! Here's a poor picture of mine:
  8. Probably because Dmitry Buyalov is the co-owner of Meranom ;) Nice watch but once again I'm in the "Russian watch should have Russian movement" camp so won't be buying one.
  9. @scottswatches The real Thenikjones over on TZ-UK has just messaged me: "Oh FFS... No, it isn’t me, not been on that forum for a LONG time - maybe a decade? If you are a regular and could confirm that it is a fraud, I’d be grateful - I will try but I will be guessing my login details. "
  10. Thenikjones Speedmaster? I sent him a message over on TZUK but I think this one is a scam - Nik was hacked on TZUK not long ago so I reckon there's a good chance that an old password here might have been compromised.
  11. +1 for Meranom but don't forget to pay in Roubles and NOT US $. The difference is quite a lot for some unknown reason.
  12. Getting smaller slowly. I have way too many Vostoks...
  13. Although I bought a reluming kit a while back I never got round to using it so all I can do is wish you good luck! Original vintage dials in decent condition aren't that common. Best bet is to buy more modern lookalikes from somewhere like Meranom.
  14. @Nick67+1 Yes, they're the correct links. They're 22mm wide but take an 18mm strap if that makes sense. You could also try https://komandirskie.com
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