Review: Vostok Century Time
Updated 19 Mar 2008 by Editor, RussianWatchGuide.com
I'm a big fan of both Brietling watches and Vostok watches, so when I came across this orange-faced, Breitling-style Vostok at an online seller I knew I had to have it. It looked great in the photos, as is usually the case. And it only cost about $60 brand new.
Unfortunately, even at the low price, this watch turned out to be a disappointment.
This is a cheap-looking watch. It's too light and small for a watch that is trying to imitate a Breitling. The bezel doesn't move and is strictly for decoration. The stainless steel band is light and weak and pulls out my arm hairs when I wear it.
But perhaps the most disappointing feature of this Vostok Century Time watch is the orange face. The color is muted and is simply not the right shade for a sporty watch that wants to make an impact. This watch is available in other colors.
A new band would improve this watch dramatically. I plan to replace the stainless steel band with a rubber band and use it strictly for athletic activities where I don't mind if I break it.
For me, this watch highlights the hazards of buying a watch based solely on pictures on the internet. If I had seen this watch in person, I never would have bought it.
Don't get me wrong, I still love Vostok watches. Just not this one.
40 mm diameter
2416B automatic self winding mechanism
31 high precision bearing jewels
Sweep second hand Date of month calender
Accurate from -20 to +40 secs per day
Water resistant to 50 meters
Stainless steel case
Stainless steel bracelet
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