Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the watch face, at the level of the twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star.
Below it is the emblem of anti-aircraft missile and ground air defense forces of the USSR – two diagonally crossed cannons.
In the lower part of the face there is an image of the Soviet self-propelled air defense system “Krug” (Circle).
Above 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”.
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the Soviet Army, an ancient symbol of protection and power.
Crossed gun tubes symbolize the historical continuity of Soviet and Russian military traditions of the missile and artillery troops.
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.