If you think the Vostok Amphibia is just another watch, think again. It's evident almost as soon as you lay eyes upon this impressive timepiece that it's anything but average. You can only assume that if it looks that impressive, its performance must be something to rave about as well. Fortunately, you don't have to assume. Here, you can find out what this watch is really all about and why it might be the best timepieces that you've ever purchased, not to mention the only one that you'll really ever need.
Clearly, the first thing that you're going to notice is the way the watch looks, so it's important to start there. It has an impressive stainless steel case that's clearly strong enough to handle all kinds of punishment without showing any real signs of wear. It also features a brilliant blue dial complete with luminescent numbers and hands, making it easy to read even if you're in near-pitch black darkness. The watch also has a second hand, complete with specialized tick marks toward the outer edge of the dial that allow you to know how many seconds have passed as the hand makes its way all the way around. The face of the dial is specially embossed with a mariners theme, complete with a sketch of a rope that goes all the way around the outer edge of the dial, in conjunction with an anchor and Captain's wheel that are sketched in gold. The color scheme is completed with a strong red nylon strap and a stainless steel clasp. The watch even features additional metal pieces on the wristband that allow you to completely customize the size of the band and then secure any excess pieces of the strap so you're not constantly getting it caught on whatever is around you.The watch also features the date, so you'll never be caught wondering what day of the month it actually is.
If you’re not already intrigued by all of the intricate details of this particular watch, you might like to know that there is not just a single dial, but many. In fact, you can actually customize the dial to fit just about anything you want, thanks to the sheer number of options that are available to you. If you’re in the mood, you can also customize the wristband, as the company sells the watch with the lugs and wristband separately. This gives you the chance to get the combination that speaks to you. You can choose from a vintage military version, a more modern skeleton design, or the option made famous in the Bill Murray movie The Life Aquatic, among others.
If you’re worried about performance, you certainly don’t need to be. As is the case with virtually everything made by Vostok, this is a watch that is capable of performing at the highest levels, giving you the chance to enjoy a timepiece that can keep near-perfect time, regardless of what you’re doing. This is a watch that has some of the most precise movement of any watch currently available on the market, and it doesn’t matter if you’re just wearing it for fun or if you really put your watch through its paces each and every day.
Perhaps the thing that shocks most people is the price of the watch itself. At a time when most of the best timepieces cost a minimum of several hundred dollars, or in some cases, a few thousand, this one costs less than one hundred dollars. More specifically, the watch can be purchased for just sixty dollars, and that will get you a brand new watch straight from the manufacturer. Of course, if you would like to spend more money in order to feel like you really sunk a lot of cash into your watch, you can buy a vintage version of this product for a few hundred dollars. That’s right, these watches increase in value as opposed to decreasing. That means that if you should decide to purchase a few extra Vostok Amphibia watches that are brand new today, you can wear one and then hang onto the others for a few years, likely tripling or even quadrupling your investment. That fact alone should tell you how much these watches are valued. It’s a relatively rare thing when you can buy something brand new and it actually costs less than one that’s been in circulation for some time.
Written by Garrett Parker
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