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March 19, 2013 08:23PM
I've been hoping that Vostok would re-release this model for ages. They did do a previous re-release but that one used a mineral glass crystal that was reported to have some durability issues. This one is true to the original in that it uses the old acrylic crystal. Like the original version, there is no date window. The only obvious change is the movement, the 2415b auto has been substituted for the old hand wound movement. For those of you who are curious, the old and new versions of this model are pictured below side by side. The new model uses a 22mm band instead of the older 18mm and the case dimensions appear slightly larger. One point to be noted, there is very little clearance under those hooded lugs. Forget about using a beefy bracelet or rubber strap on this one. The Nato you see pictured barely fit. Admittedly, the stock Vostok spring bars are pretty thick. A thinner, non Russian, spring bar would provide a little more clearance. So, far, I'm very pleased.

I'm also kind of wondering if the case dimensions are really taken from the very rare 300m version of the original diver that was made in the eighties I believe. That one used a 22mm band as well if recall correctly.








Ed Brandwein
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Ed Brandwein232March 19, 2013 08:23PM

Nice set! Congrats Ed! Thumbs up! (n/t)

Timemiser43March 21, 2013 12:08AM

Nice, Ed! Gotta say I much prefer the original Thumbs up! (n/t)

Ethan_Mack52March 20, 2013 07:39AM

Hard to find in good shape. Their movements were pretty delicate too. Agreed though smile (n/t)

Ed Brandwein62March 20, 2013 12:31PM

Very nice Ed, congrats Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto37March 20, 2013 07:17AM

Really nice! Thumbs up! (n/t)

James T. KirkĀ©41March 20, 2013 12:16AM

That looks fantastic.Thumbs up! Congratulations Ed. (n/t)

Mark C.40March 19, 2013 11:51PM

Very nice!, both of them. Thumbs up! Thumbs up! (n/t)

JohnnyT48March 19, 2013 11:50PM

They got a Fire Sale goin on at the Vostok Factory ?I am confused (n/t)

ARupard60March 19, 2013 11:38PM

Thumbs Up Nice Ed. Stay tuned in the coming weeks from me.

Chris L46March 19, 2013 11:25PM

Fantastic! Oh, if only there were an easy way...

Dave M53March 19, 2013 11:00PM

Congratulations! Thumbs up! (n/t)

DanB37March 19, 2013 10:59PM

Very nice! On my wishlist too smile (n/t)

Micha54March 19, 2013 10:19PM

Very NICE pair Ed! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Cool I really like your vinatge diver laughing

cmoy46March 19, 2013 10:01PM

Lovely watch, I will agree that this is a succesfull one!Cheers!Thumbs up!

IF45March 19, 2013 09:24PM

How cool to have the pair...andn...

Anonymous User48March 20, 2013 12:01AM

Neat, thanks for the comparison shots too! Thumbs up! (n/t)

BobbyMike47March 19, 2013 08:40PM



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