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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:36 pm

Well how are you going to tell the time when the apocalypse comes. Will time really matter?

Well if it matters to you I hope you are not relying on a watch with a battery. What you need
is a reliable hard working, non battery, EMP and zombie resistant watch. Well there is a Russian
watch company that is still making watches that fill this requirement exactly.

The company is Vostok. They have been making and supplying watches to the Russian Army since 1942.
These truly are known as the work horses of the watch world, strong, reliable and easy to repair.

The 2 main watches in the line up are the Amphibia (around $75)and the Komandirskie (around $35).
The Amphibia is the stronger of the 2 with an automatic winding movement. It is also rated water resistant to 200m.
The french recently tested it to over 300m before it failed. Not bad for a $75 dollar watch. The Komandirskie is rated
to around the 30m mark and still a fine watch, you will just have to wind it each day. Both watches are very reliable
due to their simplicity and keep very good time, equal to watches worth much more.

If you find that you are interested here is the link to a reputable supplier on ebay.

http://stores.ebay.com/zenitar-store?_trksid=p4340.l2563


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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:13 am

Hey tell me about these watches. The webb site lists a whole lot not just two kinds????????????????
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Post by alexisio on Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:25 am

Do we realy have the time for this, tick tock.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:51 am

No thats the point. Some of them go Clock / Verk while others go + / - not always tick / tock.
Ve muss make time uns yerwholl.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:20 am

The two most common models on there are the Amphibian and the Komandirskie. There are a couple of other but not many.
I think there are a couple of prestige and Partner models there as well.

They all look different and have different item numbers due to the varied faces and different case styles and bezels.
this is only aesthetics. Each model will still be the same inside (movement) and still be rated the same. If it says in
the description it is an Amphibian that is the model, you decide which colour or look you like. That is the same with the
Kominderskies, Kominderskie is he model just different bling on the watches.

All Amphibians models are rated to 200m (660ft), Stainless steel case and rear cap, Shock resistant, 2416b Auto movement and 31 jewels.
All Kominderskies models are rated to 30m, stainless steel rear cap only, Shock resistant, mechanical 2414a movement and 17 jewels

Here is a quote I like in relation to the Amphibians, "These watches in general are built tougher than Russian Steak, but the Amphibia's can wear out the toughest teeth!"

I guess it is like looking at a car, say a Commodore. The same model can look very different depending on
colour, rims, window tinting and so on. But underneath all of that it is still the same car, same engine same performance.

Here is another store that sells direct from Russia. I have heard that he is reliable and all stock is genuine

http://chistopolcity.com/ He also has an ebay store HERE but the prices on there are more. I don't know why, probably to cover ebay fees.
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Post by Bulldog on Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:34 am

Hey Boy, can iI interest you in a cheap russian watch, atomic powered.
vealy clean vealy hygenic.

Good to 660 ft under water, well if I'm wearing it at the time you'll never know
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:52 pm

Well have you got 1 or 2 yet. Those Amphibians are nice. You will be able to hand them on to your grand kids.
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Post by Bulldog on Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:31 pm

Yeah I bought an amphibian, I'm as hard as hell on watches so it'll be a good test.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:59 pm

Here is a link to a little guide in English for this watch. The winding mechanism will feel loose, but that is normal
don't worry about it, it is not a fault or defective. You have to unwind it from its locking/waterproof position and
when finished winding/adjusting time or date screw it back in to ensure waterproofness.

here is the link: Vostok Amphibia Instruction Manual
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:54 pm

Hey El Butcho, has your watch turned up yet? I love the Russian watches. I have a few of them. One of my favourites is a 24hr Raketa watch.
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Post by Bulldog on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:15 pm

No! no sign so far, still waiting. What a Face
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:43 pm

Mmmmm. I ordered a new anphibian. A few days later ordered a Komanderskie for my son and one for me.
Well the 2 Komanderskies turned up, still waiting for the Amphibian. My son loves his new watch, just has
to learn to wind it each day. Rolling Eyes That used to be the way for all watches, but he finds it hard.

I have about 8 watches I have to wind each day and manage to do that.
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Post by Bulldog on Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:19 am

Got my new amphibian today,from boris. Super cool.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:47 am

Bulldog wrote:Got my new amphibian today,from boris. Super cool.

I will find the English instructions for you. I have them bookmarked somewhere.

Send a photo of what you got. They are great watches for the price and will last forever.


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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:51 am

Nope didn't have it bookmarked, but once you know where it is not hard to find it. Here it is and I will also add the link here.
http://www.russianwatchguide.com/vostok-amphibia-manual.htm

They are great watches, you will love it. With so many designs it is hard not to buy more.


On this page you will find instructions on how to set your Vostok
Amphibia watch. These instructions apply to watches that use the 2416B
movement.




Winding the Watch



If you wear the watch on your hand every day there's no need to wind it
up. The watch uses an automatic self-winding movement which powers the
watch by movement of your hand. But if you do not wear your watch more
than 24 hours it's necessary to wind it up.


Unscrew the winding head counter-clockwise from the case. This puts the
winding head in position 2. Start winding clockwise by turning the
winding head 25 to 30 revolutions. You may need to pull out slightly on
the winding head so it doesn't screw back onto the threads.


Do not overwind or you will break the mechanism.


When done, screw the winding head into position 1.


The best way to wind an automatic watch is by wearing it on your hand.




Setting the Time



Unscrew the winding head and pull it out to position 3. You will hear
and feel a click. Turn the winding head counter-clockwise to set the
correct time. After setting the time, screw the winding head into
position 1.


Setting the Date



Unscrew the winding head and pull it out to position 3. Set the correct
date by turning the watch head counter-clockwise. When done, screw the
winding head into position 1.


There is a shortcut to changing the date.


Unscrew the winding head and pull it out to position 3. Turn the winding
head counter-clockwise until the hour hand reaches 12. Then reverse and
turn it clockwise until the hour hand reaches 8. Reverse and go back to
12. This will move the date one position. Repeat as necessary. When
done, screw the winding head into position 1.



NOTE: Never go directly from position 3 (the time-setting position) to
position 2 (the winding position). Instead screw down to position 1 then
proceed to position 2. So after setting the time or date, screw down
the cap then go to position 2 to wind it up.






Taking Care of the Watch




Do not lower the watch into water unless the winding head is completely
screwed down into position 1. You will feel the rubber gasket seal when
it is screwed down completely.


To prevent misting under the glass always make sure the winding head is completely screwed down into position 1.


Protect the watch from shocks, chemical products and magnetic fields.



To prevent penetration of dust and a dirt in the mechanism, never open the back cover of the case.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:43 am

I have a few Russian watches. I must admit I do have a bit of a soft spot for them.
One of my favourites is the Raketa with 24hr time dial. Here is a picture of it. they were predominantly for
those that worked in the arctic circle and submariners as it was hard to tell if it was night or day, the 24hr mechanism fixed this.
as you can see it is 19:21 or 7.21pm. Pretty cool I reckon.
I got this band for it but think it needs to be a bit thicker (wider). It suits it well, just a bit thin as it has a large face.

I will take some pics of some other Russian watches for those that are remotely interested.

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Post by Bulldog on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:50 am

I ordered the Para watch last night. Judging by the interest down at the club, I think I could sell a few.
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:00 am

Id like to see the gold you won from perth mint

I dont know if this is old news , but i just saw the new silvercartelstacker's kilo bar on goldstackers. Apparently the cheapest available. might crack my piggy bank open and get one.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:15 am

Next time I have it out I will take a photo for you.
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Post by Dirtbikepilot on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:16 am

Bulldog wrote:I ordered the Para watch last night. Judging by the interest down at the club, I think I could sell a few.

I could imagine. They are a bit different with all the military designs, but at the end of the day they are a good reliable
rugged watch that will last a lifetime.
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Post by Apocalypse prettysoon on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:39 am

butch see if you can sell some of these down the club. and program the text message to go to your exwifes phone

http://www.examiner.com.au/news/local/news/general/electric-undies/1787755.aspx




Electric undies




27 Mar, 2010 12:00 AM





An Australian company yesterday announced the rollout of what it
said were the world's first electronic underpants, saying its product
was able to send text messages if the wearer became incontinent.Designed
for the elderly and infirm, the SIMsystem will be used in homes for the
aged across NSW to monitor incontinence after successful trials in
Victoria, the company Simavita said. Simavita said its underpants had a
disposable element similar to a regular incontinence pad and included a
detachable transmitter.











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Post by Bulldog on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:10 pm

Just what I always wanted.
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Post by alexisio on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:00 am

Geez how can you tell time in Russian?
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Post by Bulldog on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:26 am

In Russia time is not important Comrade Alex.

Now vodka, Thiess is nother story. roflmao
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