My watch collection – Steve Zissou’s Vostok Amphibia

So my fourth Russian watch arrived today, the Zissou Vostok Amphibia, a must have in a Russian watch collection if you ask me! Yes, this is the diving tool of Captain Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) in the cult flick The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. While Owen Wilson sports a Rolex Submariner, Murray goes with a somewhat more eccentric choice. But mind you, it does the same job as the famous Swiss diver for a fraction of the price.

This Amphibia is 100 % Zissou – the 420 case, the “dotted” bezel, the black face with the boat steering wheel/anchor. But I haven’t yet found the thick rubber strap of Zissou so I strapped on a Nato/Bond one in the meantime. Not bad either and it suits the watch perfectly. Remember that Sean Connery used this (or at least similar) strap in Goldfinger, on a Rolex Submariner as well…

As all Vostoks, this Amphibia 420 carries an automatic mechanical movement made in Russia, as they have since the Amphibia diving watch was created in 1967 to supply the Soviet Navy with a proper time keeper. This means that the second hand runs as smoothly as the mentioned Rolex!

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Filip Ericsson

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