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Oops! I really didn't want to spend what I did on this auction, however I've been looking for my first Vostok Signal to add to my collection for quite a while, but nothing took my eye, until this one.

Hopefully be with me in a month or so from Moldova.

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I'm really obsessed and always doubt the authenticity of some of my watches, so again ( :rolleyes: ), I bought a couple that seem more authentic than the ones I had:

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This one I have in a silver case that always seemed a bit wrong to me (adding to that, it doesn't work well, it needs a service), so hopefully more luck with this one. Might end up selling the old one, I dunno. (Btw, haven't found this model in a catalogue).

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This one I bought cause my Big zero has a somewhat 'darker' dial (sunburnt?), not as shiny white as the ones I've seen on internet. This one looks ok, all the right parts, it has the correct movement, and it comes from the same seller who sold me the 'small' Big Zero - which is stellar and I'm very happy with - so hopefully this one will be just as good.

Paypal payment in monthly rates is to blame for this, IMO, otherwise I wouldn't have bought them.
 

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I bought this one today:

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I've tried to be more restrained in my shopping, but what's often happened is I would wait for a certain period to buy something so that 'I wouldn't buy too much' in a short time. What that resulted in was all the watches I'd been following one day would disappear from the list, or were 'not available any more' (i.e. someone else bought them). So when I see an example in such a good condition like the one above for a decent price I just buy them, I can sell some of my other Amphibias later to make the purchase ' less painfull'.

I beleive the watch above to be authentic, maybe the lume on dial and hands hasn't aged enough, but it doesn't look new either.
 

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First ever post so please forgive me for any formatting errors.

I just ordered a vintage Vostok Amphibia Desert Shield from Redditor cccpwatch:
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I only just got into watches a couple months ago. This is my second pickup since falling down the rabbit-hole. I grew up in Russia, so was naturally drawn to the Soviet and Russian-made watches. Also ordered a grey NATO for this bad boy. Very excited all around!
 

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First ever post so please forgive me for any formatting errors.

I just ordered a vintage Vostok Amphibia Desert Shield from Redditor cccpwatch:
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I only just got into watches a couple months ago. This is my second pickup since falling down the rabbit-hole. I grew up in Russia, so was naturally drawn to the Soviet and Russian-made watches. Also ordered a grey NATO for this bad boy. Very excited all around!
Welcome. Great choice!
 

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First ever post so please forgive me for any formatting errors.

I just ordered a vintage Vostok Amphibia Desert Shield from Redditor cccpwatch:
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I only just got into watches a couple months ago. This is my second pickup since falling down the rabbit-hole. I grew up in Russia, so was naturally drawn to the Soviet and Russian-made watches. Also ordered a grey NATO for this bad boy. Very excited all around!
Добро пожаловать!

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First ever post so please forgive me for any formatting errors.

I just ordered a vintage Vostok Amphibia Desert Shield from Redditor cccpwatch:
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I only just got into watches a couple months ago. This is my second pickup since falling down the rabbit-hole. I grew up in Russia, so was naturally drawn to the Soviet and Russian-made watches. Also ordered a grey NATO for this bad boy. Very excited all around!
Prokhanov's article on the background is intentional or just a coincidental choice?
 

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First ever post so please forgive me for any formatting errors.

I just ordered a vintage Vostok Amphibia Desert Shield from Redditor cccpwatch:
View attachment 16014776 View attachment 16014777 View attachment 16014778

I only just got into watches a couple months ago. This is my second pickup since falling down the rabbit-hole. I grew up in Russia, so was naturally drawn to the Soviet and Russian-made watches. Also ordered a grey NATO for this bad boy. Very excited all around!
Nice Desert Shield! This is the 2414A version of the watch...
 

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I bought this one today:

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I've tried to be more restrained in my shopping, but what's often happened is I would wait for a certain period to buy something so that 'I wouldn't buy too much' in a short time. What that resulted in was all the watches I'd been following one day would disappear from the list, or were 'not available any more' (i.e. someone else bought them). So when I see an example in such a good condition like the one above for a decent price I just buy them, I can sell some of my other Amphibias later to make the purchase ' less painfull'.

I beleive the watch above to be authentic, maybe the lume on dial and hands hasn't aged enough, but it doesn't look new either.
That happens to me a bit too. See a good watch at a fair price. "Should I... Shouldn't I..." - Gone! Someone else got it.
On the bright side it means I must have good taste, if someone else liked it as much (or more) than me. :)

Recently the opposite has happened. Watches I've had "bookmarked" for months (some back to last year!) still sit there.
Maybe they are too expensive for what they are? Finally I gave in and bought 2. I must have some bad taste ;)
 

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Happy weekend Comrades,

this morning, a widow who knows that I am collecting Russian watches handed me over those four Vostoks. No scratches, I think her beloved husband has never worn one of them!!

Now I am asking myself, should they stay or should they go!?

The Scuba is fine, but those other three? I was never fighting in Irak and the wolf and those tanks are even not my style.

What price should I estimate for a private sale in the Internet?

I have never sold a watch out of my collection, so it will be probably my first time!

Thanks for your feedback and Cheers!

Dondo

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Happy weekend Comrades,

this morning, a widow who knows that I am collecting Russian watches handed me over those four Vostoks. No scratches, I think her beloved husband has never worn one of them!!

Now I am asking myself, should they stay or should they go!?

The Scuba is fine, but those other three? I was never fighting in Irak and the wolf and those tanks are even not my style.

What price should I estimate for a private sale in the Internet?

I have never sold a watch out of my collection, so it will be probably my first time!

Thanks for your feedback and Cheers!

Dondo

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I'd keep them but that's just my opinion! I bought KGB and GRU dialled Aphibia just because I thought they would be good in my collection; never thought I'd wear either but I do wear them just as much as the others!

That wolf is great!
 
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Happy weekend Comrades,

this morning, a widow who knows that I am collecting Russian watches handed me over those four Vostoks. No scratches, I think her beloved husband has never worn one of them!!

Now I am asking myself, should they stay or should they go!?

The Scuba is fine, but those other three? I was never fighting in Irak and the wolf and those tanks are even not my style.

What price should I estimate for a private sale in the Internet?

I have never sold a watch out of my collection, so it will be probably my first time!

Thanks for your feedback and Cheers!

Dondo

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about 50$ each.
 

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Hi All,
First post in Russian/USSR forum :)
Just bought this Vostok 341180, NOS, +30years in the box from someone who have bought them right before moving to Israel at early '90.
On the first hands move to set the time/date the lume falls on dial so perhaps will need to service/oil (that was my initial thoughts anyway) then either re-lume or leave as-is...
What would be the suggestions about hands re-lume? if I'll go that path I would do this to hands only, would like to keep the dial in original condition.

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Just couldn't say no to this-

A good condition Albatross without its movement and hands but with everything else! The case looks good with the radial lines still present.


Dial is good with a small mark near the center-

Luckily I have some hands from my earlier projects so all I have to do is track down a correct "SU" marked 2409A movement.
 
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