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Vostok Amphibia Radio Room Automatic Divers Watch - 420750

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420750

From 1965 Russian company Vostok were the official suppliers to the Ministry of Defence of the Soviet Union. They supplied the soviet state, army and navy with their watches. 

The Amphibia is their most well known and highly regarded creation.

The original brief for the designers was to cheaply build a bomb proof 200M rated divers watch for the Soviet military. The result is a much loved design classic. A chunky automatic watch with some innovative features, yet still brutally simple. It is now available in a large number of dial and case options.

Following the sinking of the Titanic a number of safety measures were put in place for international shipping. One lesson learned from the tragedy had been that the radio airwaves had been very busy as the ship sank and a number of the crews distress calls were lost in the chatter.

A series of regulations resulted in an agreement that every fifteen minutes there should be a three minute period of silence where all radio rooms did nothing but listen for distress calls. Clocks and wristwatches were produced with dials that displayed these periods. Vostok was official supplier of radio room clocks to the Russian Navy.

  • Stainless Steel case
  • 200 m (20 Bar) Water Resistant
  • 39mm Diameter
  • 18mm Lug width
  • Luminous hands and indices
  • Vostok 2416 Automatic movement
  • Acrylic Crystal
  • Screwdown Crown
  • Date