Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 4 - 1980s Russian Military

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The Vostock Watch Company in Chistopol Supplied the Soviet era military from the 1960s and with “Komanderskie” watches through military suply stores through the 80s.
After the break-up of the soviet union factories expanded production outside of normal military use and new Vostock watches are easily purchased today.

48mm plated polished finish. 50.7mm including crown, 51.6mm lug to lug, 11mm deep. 41.6mm interior aperture.
6mm grooved crown at 2 o’clock position. 38.6mm flat glass. Fixed non rotating bezel, Black and red infilled index marks at 5 minute intervals.
Caseback embossed with Eaglemoss logo only.
38.8mm black painted dial with white printed minute scale at outer edge. Luminous green dot markers at 5 minute intervals, and Roman Hour numerals.
Large straight hours and minutes hands with pointed tips, thin straight seconds hand. Green lume on hours and minutes hands.
Standard EM Epson AL55a movement.
22mm black nylon, polished finish buckle, aprox 180-225mm fitting.

The Strap ends are folded over vinyl and are a possible weak point.

However due to the short Lug length there is only a small amount of clearance to the spring bars and fitting a stronger Nato or Zulu type strap is tricky.

Genuine Vostocks are actually much smaller than the EM version would suggest at around 40mm.

One is never enough. Even soviet era vintage watches in good working order can be had for a reasonable cost, there are hundreds of case and dial variations, and collecting them can be very addictive.

There is a dedicated Russian watch forum on IWL where you can get good advice on buying.

Updated Dec 28, 2014 at 11:48 PM by Churchy



  1. OTGabe's Avatar
    Interesting, though it pales in comparison to the real ones.
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