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New Vostok dress watches!

Vostok 2409.01 movement with manual winding
See-through caseback
Stainless steel case
Case size – 39 mm
Thickness – 11 mm
Lug to lug size - 46 mm
Water resistant to 50 metres
Double domed mineral glass crystal
Genuine leather strap, 20 mm


http://meranom.com/en/vostok/vostok-classica/?mfp=stock_status
 

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Like these especially the white dial and blue hands combination.

Thinking two years ago of the two Komandirskie 1965s priced $115 and $107 before discounts.

Guess this is called "inflation"!
 

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Guess this is called "inflation"!
Vostok senior management decided a while ago that if they didn't raise prices there was the possibility that the company would suffer a financial collapse. I'd rather pay a little more now and see Vostok survive for the future.
 

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I wish I had seen this in time to buy the blue dial version, before it sold out....
Yep, white dial is out of stock, too. Must be the right size for some.

Maybe it's not a fair comparison, but I'd rather have this than the recent Timex Marlin reissue. I see asking prices of $300 to $400 for that now.

Does anyone know if this Vostok 2409 movement is hackable?
 

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Looks too much like the Timex Marlin. The price is quite high I think
It doesn't look like the Marlin at all, different size, different dial (the Marlin has a sunburst finish), different hands, the Vostok has a display back case...the Marlin looks better IMO because it's 34 mm and BTW now they rose its price, so the Vostok is relatively cheap.

Perhaps they should work out on the design and advertise it a little more, this Classica has potential IMO.
 

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I really love this reissue of vintage vostok dress watches.
Because I have almost all members of the collection of the vintage series.

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I decided to get white or blue dial when I've saw meranom's post but they were already sold out...
I hope Vostok makes a sun-burst white in steel case.
So it can be my daily watch!
 

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I don't think 39mm x 46mm is too big...yes...a tad larger than the older model I have (36mm with crown x 42mm) but I think it'll display nicer IMHO especially for those not wanting that "full" vintage look :)
The 39mm isn't the problem, as much as the 11mm thickness on a hand-winder? It seems a bit bulky for a timepiece without an auto-winding module.
 

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Timex Marlin, Vostok Classica, Orient Bambino. All within the same price zone but quite a contrast. At one end buyers are being ripped off, the other end they are getting value for money - the Classica falls within the spectrum but I think towards value for money and authenticity.
 

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I stopped wearing my classic Swatch watches (34mm) and my LL Bean Hamilton (36mm) because I consider them simply too small for a man's watch in the modern world. I don't really care what sizes were popular during the 50's and 60's...that was then, this is now.

For that reason, I MUCH prefer the Vostok over the Timex reissue. I own other Timex watches, and they are well made and have given good service. However, these are 37.5 mm and larger, I would not consider anything smaller.

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My Amphibia are also a size I like:

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The 39mm isn't the problem, as much as the 11mm thickness on a hand-winder? It seems a bit bulky for a timepiece without an auto-winding module.
Yes it's not the thinnest guy in town, but still acceptable.

If you want a Soviet thin you need to get a Poljot deluxe, 7 mm including the crystal. Ridicously thin...but of course it didn't use the Vostok 2409 that is rugged military movement developed for the Komandirskie second generation.
 
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