WatchUSeek Watch Forums banner

121 - 140 of 151 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Thanks for the information. I bought another one. A 2209 movement with original parts. I am waiting for a strap now. Unfortunatelly I have another question: While winding it, I think I overwind my amphibia unintentionally. I thought that 30 winds would be enough. But after 20-25 winds I heard a click noise (Yes I know. It's a bad omen). And I found out that after doing this, the only way to get the watch from time-set position to handwind position is screwing the crown back in. It doesn't click into winding position from time-set position. Only way to to this is screwing the crown and hearing the proper click voice in the process. I will show it to my watchmaker but I still want to know if it is normal or not. I will post some photos with the straps when it comes (and without any mechanical problems luckily)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
366 Posts
While digging through a catalog trying to find a case type for my recent octagonal Amphibia, I found this entry. It details a 250 case Amphibia. I hadn't run across that case type in the thread so far.




I still haven't found the case type for my transition period octagonal Amphibia though (the octagonal with slight curve in the lugs as seen in the last photo in post #29).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
610 Posts
Hi! This is my first post in this forum and I am glad to join among fellow watch collectors. I am a novice watch collector and I want to extend my collection with a Vostok Amphibia. I have found some interesting vintage ones in internet. But I don't know if the one that I found is original or not. I don't know if this thread is right place to ask this question and I am sorry for this mistake if it is not. I will be glad if you help me identify this watch. The watch I am talking about has these spesifics:

There is ''Wostok'' ''18 jewels'' and ''Made in USSR'' markings on the dial (Most probably and export). The dial is green sunburst (which is a very different dial design apart from the other amphibias that I found in internet). There are some cyrillic script on the caseback with the numbers ''217492'' (This one bothers me. Because casebacks of english dial export amphibias have english written on them as I know. But this one has english dial with russian caseback. Is this normal?) The seller says that the movement is a 2209 but there is no picture of the movement itself. Also the case is highly polishd instead of matt finish. I have great concerns about this watch's authenticity but I liked the green sunburst dial. It gives a different look to this classic so called ''vintage'' watch. If you confirm the authenticity I will try to buy it.

View attachment 3434754
View attachment 3434778
That is a redial with a polished case. Nicely done, but not an original vintage Amphibia. Would I buy it? Of course! If I recall, there's another with paddle hands on eBay as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
Hi, can anyone give me any information on Amphibia casebacks?

I have two vintage Amphibias, one has the standard caseback with 'Ambhibia' engraved horozontaly, and the other has the dolphin. My question is, on which model was the dolphin caseback originaly used, because i believe it is a replacement on the watch, which is a standard Amphibia round case with a dial 'commemorating' the occupation of Afghanistan.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks :)

Mikatile.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Thanks for the information. I bought another one. A 2209 movement with original parts. I am waiting for a strap now. Unfortunatelly I have another question: While winding it, I think I overwind my amphibia unintentionally. I thought that 30 winds would be enough. But after 20-25 winds I heard a click noise (Yes I know. It's a bad omen). And I found out that after doing this, the only way to get the watch from time-set position to handwind position is screwing the crown back in. It doesn't click into winding position from time-set position. Only way to to this is screwing the crown and hearing the proper click voice in the process. I will show it to my watchmaker but I still want to know if it is normal or not. I will post some photos with the straps when it comes (and without any mechanical problems luckily)
Yes, it is normal!
I had such an issue with my previous watches, it's how they work. I decided to order the new Vostok Amphibia Automatic (from http://vostokamphibia.com/shop/vostok-amphibia/vostok-amphibia-automatic-watch-2416b420334/) as I would like to diversify my collection of watches. It is a very interesting model of Vostok, and I think the quality is good too. At first, I thought to get a Komandirskie, because I really like it. One friend promised me to sell a 1987 one, original and inexpensive.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
937 Posts
I have decided I am going to try to mod a vintage 470 Amphibia with black paddle hands from favinov (to match the bezel) and a steel crown (to match the case).

The trouble is that meranom doesnt sell a steel crown to fit the 470 case, only the 670/650 case, which seems very similar / identical in photos. Are they the same in dimension? Can anyone offer some input?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
475 Posts
Looks like our internet age losing resources/information strikes again. Many photos missing, many links dead, pdf links dead. If anybody at least has the most recent pdfs, can you please reup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,022 Posts
I have decided I am going to try to mod a vintage 470 Amphibia with black paddle hands from favinov (to match the bezel) and a steel crown (to match the case).

The trouble is that meranom doesnt sell a steel crown to fit the 470 case, only the 670/650 case, which seems very similar / identical in photos. Are they the same in dimension? Can anyone offer some input?
What movement? If you haven't already seen it, there are some posts in the thread below about that crown. I have swapped stems from a 710 to a 470 without issue - but that was with the same 24x movement. However, I believe the same stem works in the 470 with the appropriate handwind Soviet (2409?) movement original to those cases. In which case the steel stem for the 710/420 case is what you need.

--- A Guide: Buying / Modifying / Repairing VOSTOK AMPHIBIA --- - Page 15
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,778 Posts
Having just brought a round case yesterday I've been looking into them and got a bit confused. So I got the two I have , I thought a 020 and a 420 but that I think is wrong.
What I thought was a 420 I now believe to be a komandirskie 92x . You can see brass showing from plate loss. It does however have 2 slots for the back to fit on but the actual back has only 1 lug.
WP_20170627_004_kindlephoto-47264177.jpg WP_20170627_015_kindlephoto-47896559.jpg

I also compared the lugs . They appear to be slightly different in shape.

WP_20170627_003_kindlephoto-47361378.jpg
The 020 more rounded when viewed from above. Otherwise the same.
WP_20170627_011_kindlephoto-47328361.jpg WP_20170627_013_kindlephoto-47441484.jpg

The one I thought was a 420 does have an amphibian crown also, is this correct or wrong ?
The 020 has amphibian hands whilst the 92x or 420 has komandirskie hands.

WP_20170627_006_kindlephoto-49185239.jpg
 
121 - 140 of 151 Posts
Top