Symbols on the clock-face:
At the top of the black watch face, under the twelve-hour point, there is a red five-pointed star.
Over the axis of the hands there is the “Komandirskie” trade mark.
At the bottom of the face, over the six-hour point, there is the emblem of Russian Signal Corps – vertical golden lightnings (three – pointed up, and three – down) on the background of soaring wings, framed with two oak branches.
Under the six-hour point – the inscription: “Made in Russia”.
The lightnings is the historical symbol of the Signal Corps, a symbol of the variety of the branches of communications, and the ability to provide information and commands on time.
The soaring wings symbolize the rate and efficiency of completing of the tasks set.
Oak wrench is the symbol of courage, strength, fortitude and valour, loyalty to the military duty.
Red five-pointed star is the emblem of the Soviet and Russian Armies, an ancient symbol of protection and power.
Black is the traditional color of the Signal Corps uniform.
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.