Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How to Set a Vostok Amphibia Watch

If you've never owned a Vostok watch before, setting the time and date can be a little tricky. And the fact that the manual is in Russian doesn't make matters any easier.

One thing to keep in mind is that this watch has a screw-down winding cap with an internal rubber gasket. You always need to close that completely after winding and setting to keep it waterproof.

Also, there is a shortcut to setting the date quickly without having to turn through 24 hours to move the date ahead one day. Basically, you can move the hour hand between the 8 o'clock and 12 o'clock positions to advance the date.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Russian Watches Featured in Wrist Watch Annual

The 2009 edition of Wrist Watch Annual features articles on two Russian watch brands: Aviator and Vostok-Europe. You can view these and other articles in our Magazine Articles Archive. The articles are in PDF format.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

NIKA Jewelry Watches

I received the following email today with some interesting information about a company called NIKA Jewelry Watches. They manufacture gold watches with Swiss and Japanese movements. The company is based in Moscow.


"NIKA Jewelry Watches” has been developing luxury gold wristwatch sales in Russian Federation since 2003 and has thus acquired an extensive expertise in creating TOP quality real gold wristwatches (only Swiss and Japanese movements provided) in a very affordable price segment. Having based on the features demanded by very spoilt Russian customers and market we have been growing rapidly and now have reached a level of production enabling us to introduce our products in US and EU markets with a big boom.

Our designs range up to 820 pieces and each month we produce more than 15000 top quality Gold and Silver wristwatches with having more than 4000 retail points all around Russian Federation. At the moment we have more than 400 employees, many of them professionals with more than 40 year work experience in watch business.

...Moreover we have received many international awards in high end jewelry wristwatch design and recognition from publishers all around Europe and Russia.

We have a special website created and tailored for US market, (, but we are still working on it as the translations made there are terrible and I do apologize for that, it will be improved in days to come. Please see both websites (.com and .ru) for better picture.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Inside Vostok-Europe

Vostok-Europe's Managing Director, Igor Zubovskij, was recently interviewed by Russian Watch Guide. You can read the interview here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Two More Buyer's Guides

In a previous post I had mentioned a Squidoo site called Buyer's Guide to Vostok Watches. The same author has published two more sites called Buyer's Guide to Vostok-Europe Watches and Buyer's Guide to Raketa Watches. These sites serve as brief introductions to the aforementioned brands.