|This Vostok is a simple yet elegant watch and, due to its size and style, this is arguably the only Vostok 24 hour watch which could be worn both by a man or a woman. Another feature which distinguishes it from most other Vostok watches is that it does not have a screw-down crown.
The mechanism inside this watch is an anti-shock Vostok 2423 (Frequency: 19800 vph; daily rate from -20 to +60 s/day; power reserve min: 38 h) and the case is made of polished steel. The screws, glass rim and crown are very slightly tinted in gold. The luming is decent, but far from the super-luminova seen on Volmax watches. Curiously, while the brand name is written in Russian (Восток) along with “made in Russia” (сделано в России) on the face of the watch, it is written in English (Vostok – Russia) on the back.
Overall, the watch is well-made and it’s overall quality “feel” is better than Raketa, but not quite on par with Volmax brands (Aviator and Sturmanskie).
I like Vostok watches, a lot. I got this one from a private seller for $49.95+S&H, an amazing price really for what is a very good quality mechanical 24 hour watch. I will keep hoping that one day Vostok will resume the production of these great watches.