Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the watch face, at the twelve-hour point, there is the emblem of the Missile and Artillery troops – two crossed cannons on the background of a missile, framed by two oak branches.
At the bottom of the face there is an image of the Soviet heavy multiple rocket launcher BM-30 “Smerch” (Tornado) in the position of shooting.
Above the axis of the hands – the “Komandirskie” trade mark. Under the six-hour point – the inscription: “Made in Russia”.
The half of the hour points are made as a faceted golden plates applique.
The elements of the emblem symbolize the structure of the Missile and Artillery troops: field guns, towed mortars, howitzers, anti-tank and multiple rocket launchers.
Oak wreath is a symbol of courage, strength, perseverance, valor, loyalty and duty.
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.