Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the face, at the level of twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star with a white border – the insignia of the Aviation of the USSR (since 1943) and Russian (until March 2010) Armed Forces.
Above the axis of the hands – the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok”.
In the lower part of the face, on the “defensive” greenish-brown background, is a golden laurel branch and the “Komandirskie” trade mark written in red.
Under the six-hour mark – the inscription “Made in Russia”.
Red five-pointed star is a symbol of the Soviet and Russian Armies, an ancient symbol of protection and power.
Laurel is a symbol of military valor. The golden color stands for nobility .
The greenish-brown color (khaki) is the traditional color used in military uniform in order to camouflage.
The red color is a symbol of strength and courage, the traditional color of the ground troops uniform.
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.