This rare, Russian, USSR, Vostok Naval Commander (Komandirskie) men's vintage wristwatch would be an excellent and unique addition to your vintage watch collection! The manual wind 17 jewel, Soviet, movement has been recently professionally oiled, serviced, and adjusted, sets and winds smoothly, is running strong, and keeping good time. It has a screw down back and has been matched with a supple new genuine black leather 18 mm strap with stainless buckle. I have had the pleasure of offering many of these watches over the past almost 14 years and this particular timepiece is among the finest.
That, coupled with Vostok's worldwide reputation of manufacturing some of the most resilient and accurate movements in the industry, make them an excellent choice among vintage men's watches! The Vostok Watch Makers company was founded in 1942 when one of the.
A small town located on the. Only defense equipment was produced during the war years, but as soon as the war was over the company started making mechanical wrist watches. However, the company did not begin using the "Vostok" brand name until the 1960s.Presumably, the "Vostok" brand was named after the. As were some other soviet watch brands, namely. The company was appointed an official supplier of watches for the Ministry of Defence of the Soviet Union in 1965.
This year also marks the creation of the well known Komandirskie ("Commander's") watch. The experience gained through development of the army watch led to the Amphibia, a stainless-steel. By 1980, Vostok Watch Makers was producing 4.5 million timepieces per year.
", meaning "Ordered by the Ministry of Defence of the USSR. Today, these models have become sought-after collectibles. At turn of the 21st century, Vostok launched a line of 1940s-style replicas called the Kirovskie K-43 collection. Vostok also began producing a "luxury" line of watches called Kremlevskie.Both lines are made of stainless steel, produced in limited quantities, and aimed toward a more affluent consumer. In 2004, Vostok Watch Makers began supplying movements to the Koliz Company of. In 2006, Vostok Watch Makers began marketing another line of watches branded "Amphibia". This brand, like most other Vostok products, features the familiar 31-jewel automatic No. These watches feature "diver" styling with.
An updated version of the Komandirskie debuted in summer 2007, and a special anniversary edition of the Amphibia (called the "1967") appeared in early 2008. Despite the introduction of the new lines of Komandirskie and Amphibia, the "classic" models (mostly designed in 1960s and 1970s) of these lines were still in production (as of 2014).
In early 2010, Vostok Watch Factory filed for bankruptcy and their official website was disabled. The factory went through restructure and resumed the production of watches and movements. (Canada may be slightly less). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "stonehengewatchcompany" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.