Is it wrong for me to be eyeballing this?

Why is it that with all the hubbub with Russia all I can think about is what a great time to get a Vostok. Am I wrong? 馃

no, you are not wrong to like this and potentially grabbing it. Life's too short to worry about other people, f'em......Go for it and enjoy it.聽

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I am just not sure if there will likely be delays in delivery or if they would deliver at all given the current situation. 馃

It might take some time to get, but most things do these days. As for the morality of it, I have no reason to believe Russia is bankrolling their war effort with Vostok cash, so I think it鈥檚 fine.聽

Last time I looked, there were a lot of these going cheap on eBay. 聽Not sure I would buy one from a seller in Ukraine though. 聽Likely still has the DNA of its former owner....

I don't think you are wrong. I ordered my Komanderski from Meranom the first week of the invasion and it actually arrived quicker than the scuba dude I had ordered some months previously. Just over a week I think to the UK.

It may take a lot longer now though and have prices gone up?

why not? the only thing that you should consider is just the quality. i heard the crown is too wobly, but i never experienced it for myself

Can鈥檛 say I鈥檓 personally a fan of the Soviet/Russian aesthetic, but if it appeals to you and your conscience doesn鈥檛 bother you buying one, it鈥檚 your decision.

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why not? the only thing that you should consider is just the quality. i heard the crown is too wobly, but i never experienced it for myself

The wobbly crown is a feature that is supposed to offer additional protection. There is a trick to winding them, but it is not prone to breakage. I have both an Amfibia and a Komandirskie in my collection and they are both good, reliable watches.

As far as the ethics of buying a Vostok watch currently, I see no problem with it. As @thekris pointed out, there is no evidence of Vostok engaging in any sort of war-profiteering.

I am reticent to comment on this hotbed. I must say though...that I really enjoy my Amphibia and all of its quirks...including its distinctively-wobbly crown.

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Wy would you put any money into Russia at the moment when they are attacking a neighbouring sovereign nation?buy vintage watches by all means but聽

GrantB

Wy would you put any money into Russia at the moment when they are attacking a neighbouring sovereign nation?buy vintage watches by all means but聽

Looking at the UK sellers, it's likely the stocks were already here. 聽The money likely went into Russia long before before Russia went The Full Tonto. 聽

Simply put, no, not wrong. Especially if not being purchased new.聽

I just picked one up on eBay from Ukraine. Estimated it will take a month to arrive. If I don't get it, oh well. Donation to folks that need it..

thekris

It might take some time to get, but most things do these days. As for the morality of it, I have no reason to believe Russia is bankrolling their war effort with Vostok cash, so I think it鈥檚 fine.聽

Any money sent into the Russian economy helps the Russian economy. 聽The whole point of sanctions is to destroy their economy so as to destroy their ability to pay for war-making materials. 聽Don't help fund the enemy state.

Before the naked barbaric invasion of Ukraine, I would have said sure. Now I cannot condone any purchase of a product made in Russia. IMHO, doing so supports war crimes pure and simple. Politics and consumerism integrating is a long tradition so bycotting Russian products is a proper response.聽

Candide3693

The wobbly crown is a feature that is supposed to offer additional protection. There is a trick to winding them, but it is not prone to breakage. I have both an Amfibia and a Komandirskie in my collection and they are both good, reliable watches.

As far as the ethics of buying a Vostok watch currently, I see no problem with it. As @thekris pointed out, there is no evidence of Vostok engaging in any sort of war-profiteering.

oww, thx for the insight sir 馃檹馃徎

I wouldn't buy a Russian watch now because I know that I would be funding Putin and his lackeys indirectly.