Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the watch face, at the twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star.
At the lower part of it, in the azure field, there is the emblem of Russian Air Force – an airscrew with soaring wings framed with two oak branches.
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”.
The airscrew is a symbol of flying, the soaring wings – speed and mobility.
Oak wrench is the symbol of courage, strength, fortitude and valour, loyalty to the military duty.
The blue color is a symbol of radiant blue sky, a synonym for everything divine, pure and lofty.
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the Soviet Army an ancient symbol of protection and power.
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.