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Hallo to everybody!
I would like to share an easy and cheap way to put a Nato/Zulu/tissue strap on a Vostok Neptune.
Maybe it's not the best way, but if you, like me, don't have sophisticated instruments or money can be a cheap solution!b-)

Here it is what you need:

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Pay attention that lugs must be 18mm and 1,3mm of diameter.
Then you have to remove approx 1mm of steel from the buckle cause it need to turn free once it is on the watch:

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You can try it before going on, you'll see that the buckle it's free to move left and right:

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Then find a lug 1,7mm diameter, dissasemble it (it has a spring inside) and cut it in 4mm pieces:

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Gently use pliers to restore the round shape than put it on the 1,3mm diameter lug to help prevent sliding of the buckle:

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Finish!

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I have a small wrist so it is not the best for me but it works:

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Would be better if you find a short buckle cause the strap will fit more like in a normal strap handle...

Hope you all like this! ;-)
 

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Thank you!
Well I also saw a couple of lugs for Vostok old amphibia (first issue) but need to see if they work on this new model...
I'll keep update!
 

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Thank you everybody!!!! |>

That's a good hack! Thanks for sharing

Bravo e complimenti anche per l'orologio, bellissimo
I like to share cause it's the best way to improve each other!
E grazie anche per l'apprezzamento sull'orologio! E' verde bandiera! ;-)

Now you have a unique swinglug neptune, well done!

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:-! yes! "Zakaz" by me!b-)
 

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NATO buckles are usually pretty short. If you can't find the hardware separately, you could probably order a couple of those really cheap straps on Ebay and cut them apart.

That said, this is a clever idea.
 

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NATO buckles are usually pretty short. If you can't find the hardware separately, you could probably order a couple of those really cheap straps on Ebay and cut them apart.

That said, this is a clever idea.
That's right!!! And thank you for appreciate!
I used a couple of buckle from two NATO straps, just need to look how they are:

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the right one isn't good cause I think it is one piece buckle.
 
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