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I spent month hunting for one of these, but could never find it... if anyone has an idea of what search terms to use, I'd like to know


But instead... I came across this one which I bought today.. should be on its way:



I don't know any details about it, but I love the typeface and couldn't resist ordering it.
 

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The first one you were searching for will be fairly hard to find and expensive if you do find one. Unless the seller doesn't know what they have :-d

The one you bought is awesome! I have yet to see that dial anywhere. Jealous
 

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Flawless, the one with the 'octagonal' case, the case looks like a 100 series amphibia case to me. I could be wrong though.
 

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I've always wondered about those octogonal cases. Haven't seen them in any catalogues I can remember of in these pages and other forums. However it seems quite common, so never know whether it's =franken or not.

Is it an Amphibia case? What period about if you know that?
 

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Vostok currently offers at least two watches with octagonal cases...the 100 series and the 670 series.

Here's my 670..

vostok 670922 8.jpg
 

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Right, and I actually also own one--I should have been more precise--haven't noticed the vintage octogonal case in any catalog--but I admit having an obvious talent to miss the obvious.
That case looks to me similar to the modern 100 case but with a smaller size.
 

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The Soviet-era octagonal case was known as the Albatross. No idea why!
The octagonal case type was never known as Albatross. The name belongs to a series of watches produced in the late soviet era. All had the word Albatross on the dial. Notably the Radio Room dial.
 

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Great, thanks a lot for that ! Now I know it's a 270 case and it's an Amphibia. Next step will be to check wether mine is in its original case or it's been recased.
 

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I'm not so sure it's an amphibia case, scratch test under the lug and see if it's brass if you want to be 100% sure. If it's brass, it's not amphibia.
 

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It's definitely not brass. Also, I noticed that the original picture I posted is also an octagonal case. Should there be a reference number somewhere on the watch?
 
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