Vostok Amphibia mechanical watch – RADIO ROOM!


Original mechanical Vostok Amphibia Radio Room


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Vostok Amphibia RADIO ROOM soviet watch


Manufactured on Chistopolsky Watch Factory “VOSTOK”, USSR.

The company was appointed an official supplier of watches for the Defence Department of the Soviet Union in 1965. This year also marks the creation of the well known Komandirskie (“Commander’s”) watch.


The experience gained through development of the army watch led to the Amphibia, a stainless-steel watch able to withstand a 200 meters depth (20ATM).

Watches sold to the military were marked “ЗАКАЗ МО СССР,” meaning “Ordered by the Ministry of Defence of the USSR.” These models were sold exclusively through Voentorg stores, which catered to military personnel with identification only.  Today, these models have become sought-after collectibles.


The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.


Original soviet Vostok Amphibia has mechanical movement and manual winding.


CASE SIZE 45×43.5mm



TYPE  Mechanical


FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds


Watch went through a complete service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.


Comes complete with original Vostok steel bracelet.

The Act to Regulate Radio Communication was ratified in August of 1912 more widely known as the “Radio Room Act.

The sinking of TITANIC earlier that year brought attention to lack of regulations in the field.

This act stipulated that radio rooms on the shore or any sea-going ship must be manned 24 hours by trained operators listening for distress signals.

Not specifically detailed in the act itself, but agreed upon later by countries around the world, these intervals would last for three minutes and occur at the top of the hour and half-hour.

Shhh, listening for distress signals

During these time periods, all radio communication would cease as operators would simply listen for distress signals from a broad range of frequencies. Later amendments required these listening intervals every fifteen minutes for better coverage and reduced risk of missing a distress call.

This affected the dial design of clocks in radio rooms – at every quarter, there would be a three-minute sliver marked in contrasting color to clearly identify the “radio silence” periods.  *source

More about Radio Act of 1912 on wikipedia

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This watch ships from Ukraine with tracking number usually within the same business day

About the watch factory

Watch Factory “VOSTOK” – began as the “2nd State Watch Factory” was evacuated during World War 2 to Chistopol in 1941.
In 1943 began producing Kirovskie watch – first soviet man’s wrist watch earlier made on 1st Moscow Watch Factory. From 1949 famous “Podeba” watches were made here.
From 1962 “Commander’s” watch Vostok were made on the factory.
Since 1969 factory was official supplier of Ministry of Defence, all watches produced were branded as “Vostok”
Other brands produced: Albatros, Amphibia, Buran, Chaika, General’s, Kama, Kolos, Comandirskie, Mir, Pobeda, Saturn, Sekonda, Sputnik, Svet, Uran, Vostok