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  1. Affordable Divers.

    Of the 5 you mentioned, I'd stick with the Oris. Longines are nice but I always think of them as "budget Omegas" nowadays! Anyway - here's some nice Swiss stuff in the price bracket - I've owned all of them and jolly nice they are too. Squale - a brand with some real diving heritage: Fortis Marinemaster? My own personal favourite - the Titoni Seascoper:
  2. Longines Hydroconquest advice

    I bought the 39mm quartz for my son's 18th birthday from Jura Watches. A few months later the date stopped working (no idea if he'd been screwing with it, i.e. changing the date manually near midnight) and Jura happily got it fixed no quibbles at all within a couple of weeks.
  3. Vostok bezel fitting

    You've probably caught the wire when trying to refit it - as Wrench says, it should be really easy to reshape. Welcome to the wonderful world of crap straps/bracelets and messing with copper wire that is Vostok ownership and modding
  4. Vostok bezel fitting

    You may need to fiddle with the wire a bit. Don't push it on completely flat - slot the bezel/wire in opposite where the gap in the wire is. Push down where the gap is last. I'm sure others have their own methods but that way always works for me. You've got the NATO fitted correctly - personally I'd go and buy another strap for it
  5. Looking for a simple Russian watch

    A lot of them are special editions, some of which sell out in a matter of hours (or less). If you've got Facebook, join Meranom's page as you can get advance warning. Or just pre-order them - there's a batch of Neptunes coming next and they're fantastic watches: https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-se/960se/
  6. Anyone had experience of JOMASHOP

    I bought an Alpina from them a couple of years ago whilst working in the USA. No problems at all.
  7. Welcome to the forum by the way! Show us your watches ;)
  8. I wonder if it's had a movement swap because the watch in the original photo definitely has a 2609 and not a 2614.2H movement.
  9. Looking for a simple Russian watch

    I've got over 100 Russian watches I don't need. I just like to have them
  10. Looking for a simple Russian watch

    I've got one. It's nice enough but I never wear it.
  11. The Garand M1 Rifle

    I wouldn't have it any other way
  12. Watch prices in USA?

    Despite the garbage exchange rate, keep an eye on authenticwatches.com and Ashford.com as both have regular sales with big discounts on well known brands.
  13. Looking for a simple Russian watch

    It's so you can get excited when it's "rocket-o-clock" every 1 hour 6 minutes.
  14. Looking for a simple Russian watch

    The acrylic crystals on all Amphibias (apart from a very few special editions) are easily scratched - however the scratches are very easily polished out too. Just buy some "polywatch" and a quick polish will take about 5 minutes. Far better than mineral crystals in my opinion as once you scratch them they're pretty much ruined (Admittedly I prefer sapphire crystals though). Because an automatic movement is more complex than a manual winding movement, it has more jewels (normally synthetic sapphires or rubies) to eliminate friction in the more moving parts. Good call on the Amphibia - certainly my favourite
  15. The Garand M1 Rifle

    The first 2 are definitely true. I'll have to take someone elses word on the 3rd picture.

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