Symbols on the clock-face:
In the central part of the watch face there is the emblem of the USSR Navy – a golden Admiralty anchor and a red five-pointed star on top of the anchor shaft.
At the top, at the twelve-hour point, is a stylized image (silhouette) of the Naval Air plane TU-22M.
Above the axis of the hands is the “Komandirskie” trade mark. Below – the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok”.
Below the six-hour point is the inscription: “Made in Russia”.
The Tupolev Tu-22M (NATO reporting name: Backfire) is a Soviet supersonic, swing-wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber.
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the Armed Forces of the USSR, an ancient symbol of protection and power.
Anchor symbolizes belonging to the Navy.
The golden color – a symbol of generosity.
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.