Symbols on the clock-face:
The white watch face has two scales: the minute scale (interval – 1 minute) is white, and the hour scale (interval – 1 hour) is red.
At the top of the watch face, at the twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star (a symbol of protection and power) and a double chevron division commander insignia, Red Army. Double chevron rank insignia is used in the armies of many countries.
Over the axis of the hands there is the “Komandirskie” trade mark. Under the axis – the inscription “17 ruby jewels”. Under the 30-minutes point – “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.