Symbols on the clock-face:
On the watch face the is an image of a shoulder rank epaulette of a Russian Admiral of The Fleet (OF-9).
It is a big five-pointed star with the beams radiating beneath it, forming a pentagon. At the centre of the star there is a black anchor.
The star is placed at the level of the twelve-hour point, over a silk band with a lace of special weaving.
For the points of 1, 5 , 7, 9 , 11 hours, the figures are replaced by golden admiralty anchors attached to the anchor chain running along the contour of the face.
Over the axis of the hands there is the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok”. Below the axis is the “Komandirskie” trade mark framed with two laurel branches – an element of the admiral’s cap visor ornament. Under the six-hour point – the inscription: “Made in Russia”.
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.