Symbols on the clock-face:
In the upper part of the black watch face, at the twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star with a golden edging.
Above the axis of the hands, on the background of a rainbow of the colors of the national flag of Russia, there is a a stylized image of a vertically flying fighter.
In the lower part of the face, over the six-hour point, there are the “Komandirskie” trade mark and the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok”. 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. The edging of the star stands for the firelight of the Revolution.
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 fighter symbolizes the continuity of the heroic traditions of military honor and glory of the Soviet pilots.
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.