Komandirskie / Командирские

In 1965, the Vostok Watch Factory was appointed as the official supplier of watches for the Ministry of Defence of the Soviet Union. It was at this time that the Komandirskie (Командирские, meaning "commander's") line of watches were developed and manufactured.

 

These watches were intended to be more robust than traditional Vostok watches, featuring water-resistant cases and shock-protected movements. Komandirskies are often inscribed with "Заказ мо СССР", meaning "Ordered by the Ministry of Defense of the USSR". These models were sold exclusively through military stores called Voentorg, which were open only to military personnel. However, as the watches sold through Voentorg were not specifically military-issued, these pieces were often bought as souvenirs for friend and family, or traded with foreign military personnel abroad.

The Komandirskie brand is still in production today.

(Sources: 1, 2, 3)

 

Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2214 (18 jewels) Model: 381xxx Year: 1960s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie
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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 383xxx Year: 1960s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 381xxx Year: 1960s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 283174 Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 281174 Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskiekie
Vostok Komandirskiekie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 383175 Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 283175 Year: 1967 Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory, 50 Year Commemorative

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 383xxx Year: 1960s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 381xxx Year: 1960s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 283392 Year: 1960s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 381392 Year: 1960s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 793450 Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 791431 Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 783430 Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 781431 Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 783430 Year: 1975 Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory, 30 Year Commemorative

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 781xxx Year: 1970s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 293224 Year: 1980s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 291223 Year: 1980s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 1393xxx Year: 1985 Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory, 40 Year Commemorative

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 1393xxx Year: 1985 Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory, 40 Year Commemorative

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 1393xxx Year: 1985 Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory, 40 Year Commemorative

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 1391xxx Year: 1985 Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory, 40 Year Commemorative

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 1393044 Year: 1980s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 1391045 Year: 1980s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie БАМ
Vostok Komandirskie БАМ

Caliber: 2234 (18 jewels) Model: 1391xxx Year: 1985 Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory, 1974–1984 Baikal–Amur Mainline (Байкало-Амурская магистраль) commemorative

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341270 Year: 1980s Notes: "Rising Sun", Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341xxx Year: 1980s Notes: Export model (Italy), Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341xxx Year: 1980s Notes: Export model (Italy), Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341xxx Year: 1980s Notes: Export model (Italy), Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341xxx Year: 1980s Notes: Export model (Italy), Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414 (17 jewels) Model: 341357 Year: 1980s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341180 Year: 1980s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414 (17 jewels) Model: 341xxx Year: 1980s Notes: 70 Year commemorative, Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341248 Year: 1980s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341201 Year: 1980s Notes: Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341306 Year: 1990s Notes: "Tankist", Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341xxx Year: 1980s Notes: Textured dial, Chistopol Watch Factory

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Vostok Komandirskie
Vostok Komandirskie

Caliber: 2414A (17 jewels) Model: 341289 Year: 1980s Notes: NOS, Chistopol Watch Factory

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