Symbols on the clock-face:
The scale of the watch face has a dual numerical marking.
At the top of the face, at the level of eleven- and one-hour points there are two golden five-pointed stars with wide red boardings.
On the level of the six-hour point there is the emblem of the Missile and Artillery Troops – two crossed cannons on the background of a missile, framed with two oak branches.
Over the axis of the hands there is an inscription: “Made in Russia”. Under the axis – the “Komandirskie” trade mark.
The elements of the emblem symbolize the Missile and Artillery Troops structure: field guns, towed mortars, howitzers, anti-tank and multiple rocket launchers.
Oak wrench is the symbol of courage, strength, fortitude and valour, loyalty to the military duty.
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the Soviet and Russian Armies, the ancient symbol of protection and power.
Here, the two golden stars symbolize the insignia of the officer according to his troop ranks. In the Russian Army, two golden two golden stars may signify several ranks: warrant officer, lieutenant (OF -1), lieutenant colonel (OF – 4), lieutenant general (OF -7).
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.