Восток Командирские / Vostok Komandirskie заказ По CCCP

When I saw this listing on eBay, it was listed as “VINTAGE RUSSIAN BOCTOK GENTS DIVERS WATCH”. Little did he know, it’s a Komandirskie with “заказ По CCCP” !

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For those who can’t catch my excitement, the Восток Командирские / Vostok Komandirskie is a Commanders watch and “заказ По CCCP” translated to “By the order of Ministry of Defense of USSR”. It was a military issued watch, a civilian version is available, but it will be “Сделано в СССР”/ “Made in CCCP” instead of “заказ По CCCP”

Movement: Восток 2214 manual wind
Jewels: 17
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date calendar

It has a screwed in crown, however I not very sure on the water resistance rating.

A wrist shot
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Poljot Alarm 2612.1

Ah, when I saw this, it’s looks beautiful.

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Movement: Poljot 2612.1 manual wind
Jewels: 18
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, alarm

It using an actuator alarm, (it really sounds like a cricket) and it’s Made in USSR.

A shot of the movement

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A modern Слава / Slava

An automatic modern Слава / Slava
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The inscription is “автоматическое” = Automatic, “23 камней” = 23 Jewels and “Сделано в России” = “Made in Russia”.

Movement: Slava 2427 automatic
Jewels: 23
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, day, date calendar

The unique part of the movement is there are two mainsprings.
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Giving constant power, even when it’s low on reserve.

Watch Collecting, Started with Fossil and Vostok-Europe

I wasn’t big on watches previously, I don’t even wore a watch since school !

When my girl bought me this Fossil 52MM, I was practically hooked on big watches.

I was shopping for a mechanical watch as opposed to the usual quartz watches. I wasn’t a big fan of mainstream or popular products, I rather go out of the norm, I’m always choosing obscure products.

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