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Review: Vostok Century Time
(Breitling Style)

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.

Vostok Century Time watch 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.


Specifications

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
Acrylic crystal
Stainless steel bracelet

Cost: $60







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