Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the watch face there is a red five-pointed star with a wide goldish edging.
In the central part is a figured image of the black and orange Guards ribbon with military equipment of the main types of troops placed over it.
The Soviet guided missile cruisers represents the Navy; the fighter MiG- 21 (NATO reporting name: Fishbed) – the Air Force, and the image of the Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft missile system “Krug” (Circle) stands for the Land Forces and Artillery.
In the lower part of the face are the “Komandirskie” trade mark and the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok”.
Below the six-hour point is the inscription: “Made in Russia”.
The Guards is an elite privileged part of the troops . The Soviet Guards are military units, ships and units of the USSR Armed Forces, which received this status for heroism, courage and high military skill performed in action during the Second World War.
The Guards ribbon symbolizes achievements in strengthening the defense of the state. The black and orange colors of the ribbons mean “smoke and flames”, and are a sign of personal prowess on the battlefield.
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.