Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the watch face, at the twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star. Below it – the nameplate of the watch factory “Vostok”.
Over the axis of the hands there are stylized images (silhouettes) of a submarine and a seagull flying alongside. Below is the “Komandirskie” trade mark.
In the lower part of the face, at the level of the six-hour point, there is an Admiralty anchor intorted with cable.
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.
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.