Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the watch face, at the twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star.
In the centre – the image of a flying couple of MiG-29, belonging to the aerobatic performance demonstrator team “Strizhy” (“the Swifts”).
The planes have an original coloring – a white fuselage and bright blue fins, blue lightings along, the sides, black swifts on the red background of the air intakes. The nimble bird gave the name to the group.
The image on the face gives the impression that the aircrafts perform a sharp turn making the air track in the form of the Russian tricolor and the blue and white stripes with the name of their home airbase “Kubinka”.
Over the axis of the hands there are the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok” and the “Komandirskie” trade mark.
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.