Symbols on the clock-face:
On the goldish watch face there is a contour of a red five-pointed star. Between the rays of the star there are the ordnance images – from a medieval bombard the modern Army Tactical Missile System with a self-propelled mobile launcher.
Over the axis of the hands there are the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok” and the “Komandirskie” trade mark.
The time points are made in the form of square golden plates attached to the surface of the face.
On the level of the six-hour point there is an inscription: “Made in Russia”.
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the Soviet and Russian Armies, the ancient symbol of protection and power. Five-pointed stars are widely used in the armies of many states. For instance, the five-pointed star emblem of the U.S. Army is well recognizable all over the world.
Golden is the color of generosity.
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.