Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the face there is a red five-pointed star with a wide goldish border. To the both sides of the star there are waving national Navy (St. Andrew’s) flags.
The watch factory «Vostok» nameplate is placed under the star.
In the central part there is a silhouette image of a carrier walking on the waves and a carrier-based attack aircraft Yak-38 (NATO reporting name: Forger-A) flying over the carrier.
At the level of the six-hour point there is an image of an admiralty anchor intorted with cable. Above it – the trademark “Komandirskie”. Under the anchor there is the inscription “Made in Russia”.
Along the perimeter the face is framed by the image of the anchor chain.
Five-pointed star is an ancient symbol of protection and power; the border of the star stands for the firelight of the Revolution.
The anchor intorted with cable is a symbol of belonging to the Navy.
St. Andrew’s flag is the Navy flag of the Russian Empire and modern Russia, аpproved by Tsar Peter I in 1699. The flag is a white background with two blue diagonal stripes forming an oblique cross, which gave the name of St. Andrew’s tj the flag, for it represents the the form of the cross on which the patron saint of Russia St. Andrew the Apostle had martyred.
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 Russian Federation State Emblem. It is circumferentially surrounded by embossed inscription detached by two stars: “RUSSIA” “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.