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Amphibia SilverBlue
On a seatbelt Nato from CNS...
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...and on an IWC style stainless steel from Ali
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Changed date wheel, crown and caseback (Orca), removed paint from an old KGB dial (945) and put some light blue on lume, Komandirskie second hand and sealing ring. Clean bezel from Meranom, sandblasted to fit to the 090 case.
 

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Hello Steve, I hope you do well sir, James.
Magnificient. Always enjoying your mods. I have idea to use some of yours and other guys photos to show on some local balkan forums how beautiful mods can be. Of course with links to this thread.If it is ok..

I am god. Having battle with some post covid health problems. But I have plan to win.

Hope U and family r ok...

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Amphibia SilverBlue
On a seatbelt Nato from CNS...
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...and on an IWC style stainless steel from Ali
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Changed date wheel, crown and caseback (Orca), removed paint from an old KGB dial (945) and put some light blue on lume, Komandirskie second hand and sealing ring. Clean bezel from Meranom, sandblasted to fit to the 090 case.
OMG

That is just beautiful!

You should send a pic of that over to Dmitry as a cool look for a future SE ...

With royalties of course ;)
 

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Yesterday I have completed my "Radio-Room" family.
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This dial is really iconic !

Movement: 2409 Komandirskie.com
Bezel: T2-9 Komandirskie.com
Handset hour & minute: "No. 16" Komandirskie.com
Case: 420 Komandirskie.com
Flat caseback: No. 5 Komandirskie.com
Dial: 651 Vostok-Watches24
Secondhand: SEK30 Vostok-Watches24
Nato-Strap: "sasstra" (eBay)
 

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Some more bracelet refinishing.

The previous owner of this Baikal didn't like the polished center links. However he didn't do the greatest brushing job ever :) Thankfully the watch itself was in excellent condition.

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Garryflex to the rescue. One side done:

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I've done both sides and it basically looks like new now. This stuff is great.
 

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My first mod! A Euro style flieger in a 100 case with a flat caseback. I lightly brushed the case with some wet 1000 grit sandpaper to knock the shine off. I'm still waiting for the MN strap to come, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Special thanks to Utva56 and Matt_Bored_O for helping me figure out how to remove the rotor and fit the slimmer caseback!

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Dial and hands from Raffles
Flat caseback from Meranom
Vostok bezel off the bay
 

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Some more bracelet refinishing.

The previous owner of this Baikal didn't like the polished center links. However he didn't do the greatest brushing job ever :) Thankfully the watch itself was in excellent condition.

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Garryflex to the rescue. One side done:

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I've done both sides and it basically looks like new now. This stuff is great.
Well done! I hadn't heard of Garryflex until you mentioned it- which grit did you use?
 

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My newest Mod.
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Movement: 2409 Komandirskie.com
Case: 160 Komandirskie.com
Crown: Komandirskie.com
Flat caseback: Nr.5 Komandirskie.com
Nato-strap: JL-BG Komandirskie.com
Bezel: T1-059 Komandirskie.com
Hands hour & minute: "favinov" (eBay)
Second hand: SEK31 Vostok-Watches24
Dial: 660.059 Vostok-Watches24
 

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I sat down and finally got all the pending projects together:

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These were kind of also-rans, secondary to some primary mods I wanted to get done. But to get this far... without any Scuba Dude in my life...? Could not abide...

All parts sourced from Meranom, Komandirskie, or Vostok-WatchesDE. 710 case for the lume dial Scuba Dude, 420 on the others. I left the Scuba Dudes automatic, but the Komandirskie ГРУ dial has an appropriate 2414 movement, with slim Amphibia case back. I can now show off my "Batman Dual-Time" watch when the Rolex fanbois start flexing their GMT Master II...
 

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I am god. Having battle with some post covid health problems. But I have plan to win.

Hope U and family r ok...

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Just caught up on this thread - hopefully you and your family are all doing well, all the best for a speedy recovery mate.
 

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My first mod! A Euro style flieger in a 100 case with a flat caseback. I lightly brushed the case with some wet 1000 grit sandpaper to knock the shine off. I'm still waiting for the MN strap to come, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Special thanks to Utva56 and Matt_Bored_O for helping me figure out how to remove the rotor and fit the slimmer caseback!

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Dial and hands from Raffles
Flat caseback from Meranom
Vostok bezel off the bay
Really nice job!
Joe
 
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