Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the black watch face, on the level of the twelve-hour point, there is a red star.
Under the axis of the hands there is an image of the Air Force pilot officer’s breastplate of 1966 standard.
The emblem consists of spread goldish wings of three feather lines. In the centre of the emblem there is a figured blue shield superimposed over two crossed downward swards.
At the top of the shield there is a red five-pointed star with a goldish edging. The two lower rays of the star are half-imposed over the shield. There are oak branches to the both sides of the shield.
Over the axis of the hands there is the “Komandirskie” trade mark, and a Russian abbreviation “BBC”, which stands for the Air Force.
The time points are made in the form of faceted golden plates attached to the surface of the face.
On the level of the six-hour point there is an inscription: “Made in Russia”.
The spread wings symbolize the rate and efficiency of completing of the tasks set.
Golden is the color of generosity.
Shield symbolizes readiness to employ knowledge and skills in the defense of the Fatherland.
Oak wrench is the symbol of courage, strength, fortitude and valour, loyalty to the military duty.
Crossed swords symbolize military struggle. The swods’ tip-down orientation is a symbol of the memory of military feats and the fallen.
The blue color is a symbol of radiant peaceful sky, a synonym for all the divine, pure and sublime.
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the Soviet Army, an ancient symbol of protection and power; the edging of the star stands for the firelight of the Revolution.
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.