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.
In the center there is a round azure medallion with the image of a large anti-submarine warfare ship (NATO reporting name: Kara-class cruiser) riding the waves surrounded by ivory seagulls.
Under the axis of the hands – the “Komandirskie” trade mark and the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok”.
At the level of the six-hour point is an image of an Admiralty anchor intorted with cable. Under the anchor – the inscription: “Made in Russia” .
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the USSR and Russian Armed Forces, an ancient symbol of protection and power.
Anchor intorted with cable symbolizes belonging to the Navy.
Ivory gull stands for purity and nobility, agility and freedom.
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.