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Hell, unexpected work. Odyssey at it best.
In the end of the day a nice day on the terrace and garden ...

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Received a Dial, whole plastic piece
Removed glued plastic foil means „Back“ of Dial.
By using an old dial a new „Back“ created by Dremel thinner to get proper height.

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Clear lacquer to get structure

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Painted New „Back“ white ... then add proper lumen

Also hands new lumen . Took Hands by raffle and painted it

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Put this together recently with some spare parts lying around.
I like this stock 020 bezel on the 100 case, but of course I had to brush it (too shiny)
Brushed the plastic insert as well, so now it has a softer, matte finish.

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Hell, unexpected work. Odyssey at it best.
In the end of the day a nice day on the terrace and garden ...

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Received a Dial, whole plastic piece
Removed glued plastic foil means „Back“ of Dial.
By using an old dial a new „Back“ created by Dremel thinner to get proper height.

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Clear lacquer to get structure

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Painted New „Back“ white ... then add proper lumen

Also hands new lumen . Took Hands by raffle and painted it

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the source of the dial is vostokmod.com ? And I wonder why you need to change the lume?
I also intend to buy sandwich dial from him but I ve no abilities like you.. So I wonder if I can directly insert it on the movement as it is

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the source of the dial is vostokmod.com ? And I wonder why you need to change the lume?
I also intend to buy sandwich dial from him but I ve no abilities like you.. So I wonder if I can directly insert it on the movement as it is

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Yes source is correct .

Like described on supplier homepage ..you can use without the date application.
The dial is full plastic, no Metall, also no dial pins. On back side the dial there is glued tape for fixing

Lumen I Always change to higher quality - independent of supplier ..

Why ? mmh ... because ... there is a minor difference
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Maybe to be clear and fair independent of supplier ...vs. Seiko Stock also

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Lovely! Is that an SE or a mod? And where is the bracelet from?
Thanks. Its a mod that I first built a while ago with a modified 710 case....but it now has different hands (Favinov and OSC), a modified T1 bezel with a modified insert.. and I've re-worked the bracelet end links to an almost zero gap. The president bracelet is from Tools852, you will need custom end links and a lot of patience to file them to suit. The 22mm president end links are available from ebay.uk seller Daj317 (David Anthony Vintage).
 

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Insomnia build.
Started with laying in bed thinking about a couple 2416 movements sitting in a drawer for over a year that didn’t work. Started fiddling with one. Ended up being the balance wheel.

I then had my eye on an old Amphibian case I had cerakoted in a dull brass color that I never liked. Sanded it down to give a worn look. Took silver stock Amphibian hands and aged them along with a custom brass Elk dial.
Added a Komandirskie brass bezel that I blued. New Amphibian case back to accommodate the rotor along with a new handmade leather NATO strap.
 

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Apologies in advance for the elementary question but alas I am a total noob in the ways of Vostok mods. In any event, I recently received (from Meranom) a Neptune SE 960743 (Orange Dial variant) and was wondering where I can source replacement bezel inserts?

Incidentally, I find the Meranom website exceedingly difficult to navigate therefore if any particular member suggests their website please provide the direct link. Would be great if anyone knows of any aftermarket options as well!
 

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You need to get bezels that accept inserts. The bezel that comes with the Neptune SE is a single-piece one like all of the other standard Vostok bezels.

The bezels and inserts are found from a few places, like on eBay. If you search for "vostok bezel insert" you will get a load of results to start with, or this bezel insert for example from One Second Closer which may complement the orange version you've got.
 

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I saw lots of different dials for mostly chinese movements .. the size is 28,5.. I wonder if you tried them or I d like to get your opinion if I can use 28,5 mm dial for Vostok watches ?
 

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In the last revival thread (pre-rerevivaling?) I asked for advice on a tropic strap for my 24 hr antimagnetic LE. I decided to try the one from Cheapest Nato Straps and, after the wait for it to arrive from Sweden, and the boiling water trick, I’m very pleased. This watch came to me on the mesh, which I liked, but the tropic is much more comfortable and gives the watch a more (dare I say) cool badass look. What do you think, tovarischi?
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You need to get bezels that accept inserts. The bezel that comes with the Neptune SE is a single-piece one like all of the other standard Vostok bezels.

The bezels and inserts are found from a few places, like on eBay. If you search for "vostok bezel insert" you will get a load of results to start with, or this bezel insert for example from One Second Closer which may complement the orange version you've got.
Thanks! Hugely helpful!
 

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I saw lots of different dials for mostly chinese movements .. the size is 28,5.. I wonder if you tried them or I d like to get your opinion if I can use 28,5 mm dial for Vostok watches ?
28,5 suitable also 28.0 as lower limit
on the other side max. limit is 29,2 mm (is the size of 22xx dials,)
means if you are not focussed on date application you have choice of a huge range of dials
 

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Damn, the modds I'm planning (hopefully in a couple of months) look like childsplay to many of these... oh, well you've got to start somewhere.

Since I'm a pretty much a noob, I'm also going to ask a (maybe) dumb question: there are a lot of Seiko and other dials on aliexpress and elsewhere that would fit in a Vostok sizewise; but I think - or am I wrong - there are small pins on the back of the dial that fixate it to the movement? If these "pins" wouldn't fit, could one hack them off and attach the dial to the movement with adhesive strips or dots I've heard about? If one could do that, I would love to put this dial in a Vostok case:

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...or some other Seiko or other dials.

EDIT: I've also decided to bring my question from the other thread here, I think here's more fitting:

While we're on the topic - I'm trying to put some watches together myself... I know that only specific Vostok (and other Russian brands?) hour and minute hands fit on a Vostok movement, but is it the same for the seconds hand, too? Cause I've seen some interesting seconds hands for Miyotas, Seikos and so on on the internet...
 
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