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  1. Unfortunately it's what we call a "fantasy" watch made up from various bits of different watches with an aftermarket dial - probably knocked up in Ukraine at some point.
  2. It's a fantasy dial with a not-quite-correct KGB logo I believe.
  3. It's a bit of frankenwatch to be honest. That's an 811 or 819 Komandirskie case (I can't tell if it's chrome plated or Titatium Nitride coated from your pics) with an Amphibia dial from the late 80s and some modern aftermarket hands. Don't go diving in it - classic style Komandirskies are only rated to 2 ATM.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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:
  11. 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.
  12. @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. "
  13. 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.
  14. +1 for Meranom but don't forget to pay in Roubles and NOT US $. The difference is quite a lot for some unknown reason.
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