Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the khaki watch face, at the twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star with a golden edging.
Below the axis of the hands there is a straight frontal image (full-face) of the Russian main battle tank T-90 on the background of a weaving State Flag.
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”.
Application: the numeric indexes of each of the hour points are carved out of metal (brass) and attached to the surface of the face.
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the Soviet and Russian Armies, an ancient symbol of protection and power.
Russian tricolor symbolizes the following: the white stripe – peace, purity, chastity; the blue – faith, loyalty and truth; the red – constancy, energy, strength, courage and blood shed for the Fatherland.
The greenish-brown color (khaki) is the traditional color used in military uniform in order to camouflage.
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.