Now that it's here
, I thought I might as well post a little review:
Vostok movement 2416B automatic (with hand wind facility), 31 jewels, central second hand, date. No date quick-set, non-hacking. 19800 semi-oscillations per hour, rated to -20/+60 sec per day (these movements usually do a lot better though). Power reserve min 31 h.
Stainless steel 42 mm case, stainless steel (non display) back, mineral glass, genuine leather strap with butterfly clasp. Water resistant to 10 ATM.
What I like:
Overall- good looking watch, solid, with nice details. Wears smaller than 42 mm sounds. Could be a good daily allrounder
The case- the sandblasted finish is really nice, crown (not screwed in) protection is good, has a quality feel
The face- matter of fact, time at a glance, nicely spaced and sized indices and numerals. Unfussed, almost sombre ..if it weren't for the splashes of red which add just the right amount of interest.
The strap- love the way it's curved into the case and how thick it is at the lugs. Nice contrast stitching, solid strap that looks as if it will take some wear.
The butterfly clasp was one of the reasons why I bought this ...I hate the way normal buckles bend your straps.
The little details - love the crown with logo, the clasp with logo, the Komandirskie name on the inside of the strap and the back of the case.
What could be better:
The lume- while it does have lume, it's not as strong as you would hope. The hands are big, so are the numerals but all you get at night is a bit of a glow that doesn't last very long
The date window- not high enough by about 0.2 mm ...cuts off the top of the numbers
The butterfly clasp- it's a size too small for my wrist, the radius doesn't quite match so you have to wear the strap one hole wider than you might want to. But most of all it has terribly sharp edges that get uncomfortable and irritating after a while on the wrist. I gave it a once-over with an emery board and it's fine now
I would buy again