When I was in diamond sales, a customer came into my store who had just been to Russia on business. He wore on his wrist a Russian made watch with a canteen style crown. Quickly into the sales process, I asked him about it. He explained the watch, its features and an awesome canteen cap that screwed down over the crown to protect it. I was mesmerized. He told me he was going back and would get me one. I willingly accepted. Unfortunately he got on the ‘be back bus’ and never came back. So I was thrilled when last year I bought my own Russian made watch — my Vostok Amphibia.
So it was when I read @UnholiestJedi’s post of his ‘very well-worn‘ Vostok he just purchased from a seller in Ukraine, I got to thinking about my mesmerizing encounter from years ago. Russian timepieces have forged their own rich history with quirky but often ingenious designs — and I have discovered some of these in my smart looking Amphibia. From the screw down case back ring that increases water resistance with every added atmosphere, to the famous wobbly crown some folks on Watchcrunch have either applauded or bitterly hate…I for one have gained great favor with my eastern hemisphere timepiece.
Tell us your take on your Vostok or other Russian brand watch.