This Boctok Amphibia is a Soviet classic and available for comparatively little money. This one is in fantastic condition.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
With help from the owner of this great website on Soviet watches (who is also a valued customer of BYW’s), he has provided the page from the 1983 Boctok catalogue. It could be that this model was available for surrounding years too, so we have decided to say this watch was made circa 1983.
There is a good write up on this model, and the later Vostok versions, on Hodinkee here.
If you fancy a mechanical larger watch from 1983 then your options are limited. 1983 was the launch of the Swatch watch, and the rest of the industry concentrated on making sleek, thin quartz watches. The notable eceptions to that rule are tool watches, such as chronographs and divers watches like this one. This Boctok example is as good as you will find, being very difficult to fault. The watch winds nicely via the standard wobbly crown, which if you haven’t experienced before takes a little getting used to. These Amphibia divers watches were originally rated to 200m depth, so the crown does screw down. Most vintage Soviet watches are either gold or chrome plated, but this has a stainless steel case. You can still see the machined finish, as good as new. The dial and hands are excellent, and all the paint is still in the bezel (this bezel doesn’t click, these watches don’t.). We have fitted a new rubber strap that compliments the divers style, but this could be swapped for a different style if preferred.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 43.0 mm
Width without crown 38.8 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 47.2 mm
Case Thickness 13.0 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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