Symbols on the clock-face:
In the upper part of the black face, at twelve-hour point, there is an image of the Russian Federation State Emblem. Above the axis of the hands there is the Russian version of the watchmaker’s logo. Below the axis – the National Flag of Russia. Beneath it – the inscription “Made in Russia”.
Russian coat of arms is a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, topped with two small crowns and a large crown above them, united with a ribbon. In the right claw of the eagle there is a scepter, in the left – an orb. On the eagle’s chest there is a shield with a horseman spearing an dragon, overturned backwards. The image symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
Russian tricolor symbolizes the following: the white stripe – peace, purity, chastity; the blue – faith, loyalty and truth; the red – constancy, energy, strength, courage and blood shed for the Fatherland.
On the back cover (caseback) of stainless steel there is an image of the rays of the rising sun over the water. The embossed inscription on the caseback reads: “WATERPROOF”.
The bracelet is made of genuine leather. The stiffening ribs, stamped on the bracelet, increase its life and make it more comfortable to wear.
Since 1965, this mechanical watch has won recognition and trust due to its high accuracy, surplus stocks of reliability and resistance to environmental stress.
Vostok Komandirskie were designed by Russian engineers for use in extremely harsh environments, where there is often no capacity for competent service of the mechanism. At the core of the watch are a reliable shock resistant mechanism,a dust and waterproof case and a special spherical glass.
During “Operation Desert Storm” U.S. military appreciated the practicality of this watch. Ten thousand copies of Vostok Komandirskie with commemorative symbols were made for the participants of the Operation under Ministry of Defense’s order. These watches are valuable relics, kept today in many American families.