Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wostok (Russian: Boctok)

History of Vostok
The Vostok Company was founded in 1942 when one of the Moscow watch-making plants of the First Moscow Watch Factory was evacuated to Chistopol, a small town located on the Kama River in Tatarstan. At first the Vostok company only produced millitary equipment during World War II and when the war was over they started to produced wristwatches for millitary and government personell. However, the company did not begin using the "Vostok" brand name until the 1960s. The company was appointed an official supplier of watches for the Defense Department of the Soviet Union in 1965. The year also marks the creation of the well known "Komandirskie" (Commander's) watch. As time is of utmost accuracy for the millitary, the Komandirskie was a special built watch for millitary and it is famous for its accuracy, toughness and reliability under any circumstances. The above picture is one of the Komandirskie watches built for the Russian Air Force. Comes with 25 jewels, stainless steel, hard metal back cover, adjustable bezel, 40mm diameter, date adjustment with Sukhoi pictures on surface, this model is worth collecting. Made in Russia, rare in market.

Komandirskie Russian Airplane Carrier Division
Model of Russian airplane carrier divisions, calibre 2416 with 21 jewels self winding, chromium plated amphibia case , date adjustment, light blue surface bearing the powerful Soviet carrier 'Admiral Kusnezov', made in Soviet Union. On top is the Russian double headed eagle, the USSR navy flag is engraved. If found, please put this it in your collection list as this millitary watch has limited numbers in the market.

Komandirskie Russian Airplane Carrier Division 1

The description and function of this particular model is identical to the above, the only differences being the color of the bezel and surface. This watch was designed for the Soviet Navy since 1970s.

Other Komandirskie Models

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