Vostok Dive Watches – Amphibian & Komandirskie

Vostok Dive Watches - iconic Russian Diver Watch Collection - Komandirskie and Amphibian - a review by ChronoDivers

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Looking for a mechanical equivalent to a Casio G-Shock then that’ll be this Russian “bomb proof” range of  dive watches. Vostok (Boctok) is a company that has been producing watches for the Russian military and professional divers since the end of WWII. ChronoDivers takes a deep dive into Vostok Dive Watches including a review of their key functions & features and where to buy Vostok Amphibian or Komandirskie

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$120.99 (Pre-owned)
$120.99 (Pre-owned)

🇺🇸 DELIVERY : USSR Boctok Voctok Amphibian Soviet Diver Manual Watch vintage Cold War. This watch is available now for $120.99. The seller is located in US. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This…

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No-nonsense Divers Watch

Vostok offer no-nonsense, hard wearing quality at a down to earth price. The two most famous Vostok Dive Watches are the Amphibian and the Komandirskie. Please note – sometimes you may see the company name written “BOCTOK” – this is correct and is in fact the correct Russian Cyrillic format.

Supplier to the Russian Defence

Vostok Dive watches were established in 1942 when watch parts & manufacturing equipment of  The First Moscow Watch Factory were evacuated. This enforced move to Chistopol led to the company becoming an official supplier to the Soviet Government. These popular Russian dive watches as renowned nowadays for their durability and retro styling if not for their precision timekeeping.

Vostok Komandirskie

There are two Vostok Dive Watches that everyone holds in high esteem. The iconic Vostok Komandirskie (known in the East sometimes as the Commander’s watch). This timepiece was introduced in 1965 and is still produced today.

Soviet Military Design

The Vostok Komandirskie is a series of mechanical watches produced by the Russian watch company Vostok. The name “Komandirskie” means “Commander’s” in English, and the watches were originally designed for use by the Soviet military.

Mechanical Durability

The Vostok dive watches are known for their robustness, durability, and affordability. They feature a mechanical movement, which means that they are powered by a spring rather than a battery, and require regular winding to keep time. The watches also have a water resistance of up to 200 meters, making them suitable for swimming and diving.

The Vostok Komandirskie watches have a simple and functional design, with a range of dial and case options available, including military-inspired designs with camouflage patterns or Soviet insignia. The watches typically have a stainless steel case and a mineral crystal glass, which provides good protection against scratches and impacts.

Rough Tough & Russian

While Vostok dive watches may not have the same level of refinement or luxury as high-end mechanical watches, they offer excellent value for money and are a popular choice for those who want a reliable and robust mechanical watch at an affordable price point. The watches have a loyal following among collectors and enthusiasts, and are highly regarded for their toughness, reliability, and distinctive Soviet-era styling.

Where to Buy One 🔎

If you are looking at Vostok dive watches for the first time then it’s always a good idea to check the prices of specific models on Amazon first. Armed with this knowledge you are better positioned when bidding on a second hand model on eBay or similar platform. We have listed some best selling Komandirskie available on Amazon* today.

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Komandirskie on Amazon* 🛒

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On the Market Today 🛒

A small selection of Vostok Amphibian dive watches listed for sale in the last couple of days. To browse a filtered selection of Vostok (Boctok) watches available in your COUNTRY – click the blue button at the end of these listings.

To help buyers find their best watch – we have started each listing with a country identifier – 🇩🇪 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇬🇧. This country code defines where the SELLER has agreed to SEND the watch. For this reason – you may sometimes see the same watch more than once – meaning the seller is prepared to despatch to several countries.

$120.99 (Pre-owned)
$120.99 (Pre-owned)

🇺🇸 DELIVERY : USSR Boctok Voctok Amphibian Soviet Diver Manual Watch vintage Cold War. This watch is available now for $120.99. The seller is located in US. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This…

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£190.55 (New with tags)
£190.55 (New with tags)

🇬🇧 DELIVERY : Vostok Boctok Amphibia 24-Stunden Military Diver Watch 200m Automatic Uhrw. This watch is available now for £190.55. The seller is located in DE. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New w…

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£33.28 (Used)
£33.28 (Used)

🇬🇧 DELIVERY : Vostok Amphibia Amphibian Boctok Wostok Vintage USSR Barrel Shape 2209. This watch is available now for £33.28. The seller is located in UA. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This…

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$280.00 (Pre-owned)
$280.00 (Pre-owned)

🇺🇸 DELIVERY : Vintage Vostok Watch Amphibian Black Dial Custom 2209 . This watch is available now for $280.00. The seller is located in UA. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being s…

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£159.00 (New with tags)
£159.00 (New with tags)

🇬🇧 DELIVERY : Vostok Amphibia Custom Russian Auto Dive Watch, New, Boxed, UK seller. This watch is available now for £159.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New with t…

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£71.35 (Pre-owned)
£71.35 (Pre-owned)

🇬🇧 DELIVERY : A Vintage VOSTOK Boctok Amphibian Manual Winding 34 mm CCCP Watch -Keeps time-. This watch is available now for £71.35. The seller is located in TR. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pr…

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Vostok Amphibian

After the huge success of the Komandirskie Vostok designed and produced a legend – the Vostok Amphibian Divers Watch.  After the fall of communism in the late 1980’s this watch gathered a bit of a cult status. There have been literally MILLIONS produced.  If you had to choose a watch to be stranded on a desert island with – then you couldn’t go far wrong with this Russian wonder watch – the Vostok Amphibian.

Amphibia or Amphibian?

On the watches in Russian Cyrrilic script it has the word “амфибия” which literally converted to “English” characters = “Amphibia””. That’s why you will sometimes see this watch referred to as the Vostok Amphibia. However – the word in Russian when translated to an English means “Amphibian“.

In production since mid 1960’s

The Vostok Amphibian is a series of mechanical dive watches produced by the Russian watch company Vostok. The Amphibia has been in production since the mid-1960s and has gained a loyal following among watch enthusiasts due to its unique design, affordability, and excellent performance.

200m Water Resistancy

Vostok Dive Watches are designed to be a reliable and robust watch suitable for diving with a water resistance rating of up to 200 meters. The watches feature screw-down crowns and case back, as well as a thick mineral crystal, which provide excellent protection against water and impact.

The Amphibian has a unique and distinctive design, with a round case and a scalloped bezel. The dial is simple and functional, with large, easy-to-read markers and hands. The watch is available in a range of dial and case colors, including black, blue, green, and orange.

Self Winding Movement

One of the unique features of the Vostok Amphibian is its automatic movement, which is self-winding and requires no battery. The movement is also relatively accurate and reliable, making it a popular choice for those who want a mechanical watch at an affordable price point.

Cheap – but worth every penny

Overall, it’s a good watch that offers excellent value for money. It is a reliable and robust timepiece that is suitable for diving, and its unique design and affordable price point have made it a popular choice among watch enthusiasts around the world.

On the Market Today 🛒

A small selection of Vostok Komandirskie dive watches listed for sale in the last couple of days. To browse a filtered selection of Vostok (Boctok) watches available in your COUNTRY – click the blue button at the end of these listings.

To help buyers find their best watch – we have started each listing with a country identifier – 🇩🇪 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇬🇧. This country code defines where the SELLER has agreed to SEND the watch. For this reason – you may sometimes see the same watch more than once – meaning the seller is prepared to despatch to several countries.

£82.80 (Used)
£82.80 (Used)

🇬🇧 DELIVERY : Vostok watch Komandirskie Russian mechanical wristwatch working Boctok. This watch is available now for £82.80. The seller is located in UA. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This…

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$22.99 (Pre-owned)
$22.99 (Pre-owned)

🇺🇸 DELIVERY : Vintage Watch WOSTOK Vostok Soviet USSR 2214 Gold plated AU10 NOT WORKING!!!. This watch is available now for $22.99. The seller is located in MD. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. …

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$50.00 (Pre-owned)
$50.00 (Pre-owned)

🇺🇸 DELIVERY : Vintage Vostok 2414A Amphibia wrists watch Ukraine Road Traffic Inspectorate ГАИ. This watch is available now for $50.00. The seller is located in UA. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-own…

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£57.05 (New without tags)
£57.05 (New without tags)

🇬🇧 DELIVERY : Vintage Vostok 2414A Amphibia wrists watch man komandirskie SU MARK – ROMAN. This watch is available now for £57.05. The seller is located in UA. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as…

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$69.00 (Pre-owned)
$69.00 (Pre-owned)

🇺🇸 DELIVERY : RAREST Vostok Boctok Komandirskie watch vintage serviced keeps good time working. This watch is available now for $69.00. The seller is located in UA. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-own…

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£82.80 (Used)
£82.80 (Used)

🇬🇧 DELIVERY : RARE Wrist watch Vostok Komandirskie mens mechanical working serviced Boctok. This watch is available now for £82.80. The seller is located in UA. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used…

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Amphibian on Amazon 🛒

The first place we’d recommend looking for am Amphibian dive watch is Amazon. With a great choice of sellers including Amazon directly there’s a great choice at sensible prices. Even if it’s just a starting point before looking for a pre-owned Vostok on eBay – start here at Amazon* > BROWSE all WATCHES HERE (Vostok Amphibian filtered search)

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Alternatives to Vostok Dive Watches

The Vostok watches offer great value for money and practical usability. There are two other brands that offer similar value and practicality – Steeldive and ChronoDivers.

Steeldive watches

If you’re looking for some of the best homage watches available right now then please give Steeldive some thought. With tributes to many of the most iconic dive watches including a stunning Rolex Submariner homage, an Omega PloProf tribute and a range of classic Seiko dive watches – Steeldive have something for everyone. If you like your dive watch to make a statement – then take a look at this beauty – the 46mm Seiko Tuna homage – water resistant to 300 metres.

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