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Finally pulled the trigger and ordered my first Vostok. I figured it was time to evaluate a Vostok for myself and add a Russian watch to my collection. I think I'm gonna really like it (y). Now I wait patiently......

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Congratulations, that's very nice in blue.
Thanks. It was between the black and the blue but I figured I had enough watches with black dials already.
 

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Congrats - is the matching blue nato what's coming?

Be prepared for the crown to be wonky, otherwise for minimal $ you get a funky new automatic with decent WR.
 

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Thanks, and yes it's coming with the blue nato. I may end up getting a black rubber strap for it.

I watched a video of a watchmaker reviewing this watch so I have a pretty good idea what to expect. I'm sure the crown will take some getting used to but it seems the overall build quality of the watch is pretty decent. Hope it gets here in the next few weeks.
 

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Excellent!!!


(just hope you mainspring doesn't break, like what happened to mine)
Hope not. If that were to happen, it would be my first and last Vostok.
 
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Ooh neat Rob, and holy cow, what a choice for your first Vostok ! 🤯
This whole look with the new Komandirskie is off the charts cool,
and really eye-catching !!! 😵👀 Kind of feels vintage just because
of the of the acrylic covered bezels. But then you know they are
super sleek, as well as modern. It's going to be fun waiting right
along with you Rob !

Looks terrific with that Nato already. A GIGANTIC congrats 2 U sir !!! 😀
 

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Ooh neat Rob, and holy cow, what a choice for your first Vostok ! 🤯
This whole look with the new Komandirskie is off the charts cool,
and really eye-catching !!! 😵👀 Kind of feels vintage just because
of the of the acrylic covered bezels. But then you know they are
super sleek, as well as modern. It's going to be fun waiting right
along with you Rob !

Looks terrific with that Nato already. A GIGANTIC congrats 2 U sir !!! 😀
Thanks Tom! Never even dreamed of owning a Russian watch before I became a "Watch Freek". :D
 

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Thanks Tom! Never even dreamed of owning a Russian watch before I became a "Watch Freek". :D
Don’t mention it Rob ! 😉 Hey, wow, is that awesome?! Or what?!
That is just THE coolest to hear sir. Guess we can thank Chaz for
really shining a light on Russian watches lately. 😀Especially Vostok.

Really hope this one gets to you fast Rob !
 

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The watch has moved from Mother Russia to the Netherlands. Now it just has to complete it's journey from the Netherlands to North Carolina. It's almost halfway here! (y)
 

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The watch has moved from Mother Russia to the Netherlands. Now it just has to complete it's journey from the Netherlands to North Carolina. It's almost halfway here! (y)
Who did you order from?

You will love the watch and the crown you will get used to in short order, especially with the No-Date model.

I have 7 Vostocks and haven't had one iota of problems with any of them.
 
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Who did you order from?

You will love the watch and the crown you will get used to in short order, especially with the No-Date model.

I have 7 Vostocks and haven't had one iota of problems with any of them.
From Soviet Market. Looking forward to my first Russian watch!!
 

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From Soviet Market. Looking forward to my first Russian watch!!
If you opted for UPS delivery you would have gotten it in less than 10 days. My Yellow dial which was sent by Russia Post, just hit JFK Airport in NYC today, 34 days after I ordered it?
 

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If you opted for UPS delivery you would have gotten it in less than 10 days. My Yellow dial which was sent by Russia Post, just hit JFK Airport in NYC today, 34 days after I ordered it?
I opted for Air Mail but it has arrived in the Netherlands 4 days after I ordered it. I'm optimistic it'll arrive at my door within about 2 - 2.5 weeks. If not, no big deal. I have plenty of other watches to play around with until it arrives.
 
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