Monday, May 11, 2009

The Ministry Amphibia "Scuba Dude"

On a Modena rubber diver's band

On a Maratac Nato "Bond"

I was very pleased to find this edition of the Ministry Amphibia. Mechanically, this watch is the same as the previously reviewed version. The design on the face of this model though is, in my humble opinion, the best looking version of this line of watches. The raised markers are unique to modern Vostok divers. They somehow give the watch a more sophisticated look to my eye. Despite appearances though, the raised markers are not luminous. (The lume is standard Vostok btw-terrible, that is) The band in the photos above is an aftermarket Nato Bond. I think it works well with this one. I got it here. The stock bracelet was better than most Vostok bracelets but nothing to write home about. Still, for a staggering $64/shipped (Ebay seller-Zenitar), its hard to argue with this big 200m automatic diver. Like most Vostoks, it is solid, well made and easily affordable.


Blogger Krzysiek_W said...

very nice russian watches you have:) congratulation

3:09 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Many thanks :)

3:12 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...


Nice Amphibian!
When did you get that one?
It seems to be a darker blue color than the current version, or is it just the pictures?


2:56 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

I got it from Zenitar on the bay. I don't think it is a different blue though. Probably just the light.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Russian watches are interesting, I just can't get past the cryillic.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

They're quirky at times to be sure but you can't beat them when it comes to bang for the buck.

7:41 AM  
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