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Custom Vostok Amphibian 20ATM dive watch

This is a lovely and quirky dive watch.

I’ve taken an interest in automatic watches and I fell in love with this odd-bird, a Vostok Amphibian dive watch.

No battery, only mechanics (2416 movement) — and some chemicals for the lume.

It’s a Russian watch, so it’s cheap as hell and built like a tank. A Vostok Amphibian meets the same diver requirements as a Rolex Submariner watch.

I’ve got monster wrists (22 cm), so this 41mm watch sits rather sleek for a diver. The leather racing strap is a bit on the smaller side for me, so I’ll be changing to a rugged Nato leather strap in the exact same red-brown color.

(Now, I know that leather on a diver isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I don’t actually use these types of watches in the water.)

This particular watch is modded and sold exclusively by the Swedish Vostok enthusiast, Bo Jarnhäll.

Check out his modified Vostoks here.

Photo by Klockan Ett.

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Jerry Silfwer
Jerry Silfwer aka Doctor Spin is an awarded senior adviser specialising in public relations and digital strategy. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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