One week, one watch....Week 24

On the wrist this week was the second of two Vostoks I own. This is one of the infamous "Scuba Dude" watches.

Neither of my Vostoks have been particularly good at time keeping. The Scuba Dude gained 6 minutes over 7 days. I'll pop it open eventually and try to adjust it myself.

I have one on the way. Seems to be taking a while. I guess I鈥檒l only wear it a couple days at a time so I don鈥檛 have to adjust the time.

Nice, how hard is it to get one of these serviced?

WatchesAndWrenches

Nice, how hard is it to get one of these serviced?

It would probably be cheaper to get a new watch. As for just regulating the movement, it can be done if you want to tinker with it. The watch cost almost nothing so I'm going to open it up and adjust it myself. I'm not going to worry about accidentally wrecking the movement.

I did adjust mine , they are ale in +5sec/day now it's a simple job to do.馃憤

I love Vostoks! Scuba Dude is a legend, very authentic watch. Mine Amphibia is about 10sec per day, so yours definitely can perform better!

Love your choice, good luck!

I love Vostok, great watch!

TheWatchStylist

It would probably be cheaper to get a new watch. As for just regulating the movement, it can be done if you want to tinker with it. The watch cost almost nothing so I'm going to open it up and adjust it myself. I'm not going to worry about accidentally wrecking the movement.

A watch running that fast could also be the result of being magnetized, pick up a cheap demagnetizer off amazon.

I have too many vostoks... Many of them from the 80's and all of them have been regulated to below +/- 10 spd, three of them run basically dead-nuts. All you will need is a case back remover, and a toothpick. Based on your Olympic creds, you have a steady hand and there is no way you will hurt the movement.

TimNich

A watch running that fast could also be the result of being magnetized, pick up a cheap demagnetizer off amazon.

I have too many vostoks... Many of them from the 80's and all of them have been regulated to below +/- 10 spd, three of them run basically dead-nuts. All you will need is a case back remover, and a toothpick. Based on your Olympic creds, you have a steady hand and there is no way you will hurt the movement.

You would be surprised at how many high level Olympic athletes are incredibly clumsy at things outside of competition, lol. And just in the Olympic shooting events a lot of us have terrible eyesight.