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Modding a Vostok Amphibia - resources, tips and tricks

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23 minutes ago, Krispy said:

No issues with the crown / bezel getting in each other's way on the 710 and does the crystal still sit proud of the bezel?

I have one of your brushed 710 cases - it's a real improvement on the original.  Did you ever post how you did it? (sorry for being lazy and not searching :blush:)

Plenty of clearance between crown and bezel :thumbsup:  but the crystal doesn't sit proud. 

Brushing is a careful application of Scotchbrite green scourer in a uniform direction, achieved by cutting a disc of it and attaching to a Dremel-type tool, then a gentle polish afterwards to even it out slightly. Photo shows the Scotchbrite in the 'after' condition (it was a neat disc 'before')!

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Oh, and apologies to Wotsch - I posted this on the wrong thread really. It was meant to be on the general Mods thread, not your Resources thread. Sorry.

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35 minutes ago, alexsem said:

My Vostok Amphibia mod  in 710 body, with new bezel and insert  and with leather strap.

Hi Alex and welcome to the forum. I like the strap - can I ask where you got it from?

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Got a set of these stick on bezels for the Vostok from a well-known auction site what do you think  The lume is not as bright as in the picture must be my photographic skills.They just stick over the bezel.1st pic before.

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Thank you for the effort, I have decided to have a go at modding and Vostok prices make them a great starter watch. The info you have provided will be so useful, really am grateful

 

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Everything is very outdated here. Only about 2 links worked to produce any results.

For bezels Murphy's still works, but I've found One Second Closer to be the best. They also offer an array of inserts and hands options.

https://one-second-closer.com/shop/

Also Meranom offers a few options for case backs, which is a nice touch for modding. Adds subtlety and depth, as the two options available are exhibition backs which provide a thicker base, which I think these watches are sorely missing!

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I'm going to get a Vostok Amphibia soon, is it worth paying the extra for a UK based one or shall I get one from Russia and face the customs and import taxes that they incur? 

How much am I likely to pay in extra charges on a £50-60 watch?

There are a few options on eBay or from Meranom.

Thanks in advance.

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On 07/05/2019 at 07:42, KO_81 said:

I'm going to get a Vostok Amphibia soon, is it worth paying the extra for a UK based one or shall I get one from Russia and face the customs and import taxes that they incur? 

How much am I likely to pay in extra charges on a £50-60 watch?

There are a few options on eBay or from Meranom.

Thanks in advance.

I've bought a lot of watches from Russia in my time, especially Meranom, and never been stung by customs - unlike everything I've ever bought from North America which has always been caught!

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22 hours ago, Lampoc said:

I've bought a lot of watches from Russia in my time, especially Meranom, and never been stung by customs - unlike everything I've ever bought from North America which has always been caught!

Thank you sir, I will buy one from Meranom then and hope I get the same lack of customs charges. 

Going for one of these two, or maybe both...............

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6 hours ago, KO_81 said:

Thank you sir, I will buy one from Meranom then and hope I get the same lack of customs charges. 

Going for one of these two, or maybe both...............

Good pick. Don't forget to throw the bracelets away when they arrive :laugh:

Quick tip for anyone ordering from Meranom: buy lots of Vostok springbars at the same time - possibly the best spring bars in the world. I have the majority of my Swiss watches on Vostok springbars :yes:

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