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    **** Vostok Timeline ****


    Well as you might gather I love Vostok watches (vossie for fun ) so here is a bit of back ground on them part one




    Time Line


    1942, July 1, in Chistopol, watch factory NK MV 835, is created on the basis of the Second Moscow watch factory and DOS factory, manufacturing products for needs of frontlines.


    1943, Release of K-43 men's watch, and instrument production is begun. The machine-tool construction for watch manufacture is organised.


    1949, Serial release of a K-26 "Pobeda" man's watch, wall-mounted ship clocks with a luminous dial, clocks for a/m "ZiM", "Volga", "Pobeda", wall-mounted and street industrial clocks are begun.


    1950, The factory has started construction of own industrial buildings.


    1952, The factory released of "Kama" shockproof watches in waterproof case, clock devices for various branches of a national economy.


    1957, Release of precision watches: K-28 "East", "Mir", "Volna", "Saturn", "Cosmos" with lateral and central second hands, a lens and shockproof movement is mastered. Export of Chistopol watches has increased 7 times.


    1962, Chistopol Watch Factory is awarded the gold medal of the Leipzig international fair; Komandirskie watches are developed and manufacturing begins; Chistopol watch factory became the official supplier of these watches to the Ministry of Defence of the USSR.


    1968, Release of Amphibian" watch; Since 1969, all watches are manufactured under the "Vostok" trademark, and the Chistopol Watch Factory is now referred to as "Vostok Watch Factory"


    1972, Release of a new 24 calibres man's watch with a numerical calendar, a double calendar, and an automatic movement; Watches are exported to 54 countries of the world.


    1976, Cosmonaut G. Grechko presents the "Vostok" watch which has visited space to the Factory.


    1980, This year the factory manufactures 4.5 million pieces; All production is deemed the "first" and "supreme" categories of quality.


    1986, Release of water-meters, tahografov accustoms, release of manometers are begun. The factory passes in the Ministry of the radioindustry. Chistopol faculty “Vostok” of Kazan Aircraft University is opened.


    1989, The factory passes to self-financing, in 1990 - on rent. The assortment of watches is annually updated on 70%, release of watches with custom-made symbolics is mastered. Export of watches increases.


    1992, The factory passes under jurisdiction of Republic Tatarstan and becomes an Open Joint Stock company. The majority of watches are exported to Italy, USA, Switzerland. In USA the greatest popularity was received with "Desert storm" watch.


    2000, Vostok Watch Makers Inc. is the leader of the domestic watch and clock industry on volumes of release and sales of men's watches. Release of the female watches, an expensive, prestigious man's watch, and a quartz alarm clock are begun.


    2001, The factory became the owner of "The Russian National Olympus” the prestigious premium in a nomination "To Technology. A science" and the winner of "The Russian organisation of high social efficiency" competition in a branch nomination.


    2004, The company "Koliz Vostok Co. Ltd" was founded as a joint venture between the Russian movement- and watch-maker "Vostok Watch Maker Inc." and the Lithuanian enterprise "Koliz Ltd." offers the world market a new generation of automatic watches based on the traditional Russian watch-making technology and new designs from Lithuania. The first collection of the new watch brand Vostok Europe was introduced at Basel, Switzerland.


    2006, "Amfibia" brand, featuring modern-style diver watches, launched.


    2007, Updated Komandirskie debuts to public.


    2010, Vostok Watch Factory filed for bankruptcy. The Factory has been split in more than 40 juridical entities, most of them no longer have links with watchmaking.


    2013, Vostok is the official watch merchandise of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan.




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    I've been bitten by the russian bug also lately.. especially the SE from Meranom..

    got to keep an eye for them here in IWL, hopefully i can add more in the future..
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    Quote Originally Posted by iyonk View Post
    I've been bitten by the russian bug also lately.. especially the SE from Meranom..

    got to keep an eye for them here in IWL, hopefully i can add more in the future..
    give me a shout got a lot of Russians of different types going soon mate
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    give me a shout got a lot of Russians of different types going soon mate
    Thank you so much Mark! Will do!
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