Born in USSR and made in Russia, KOMANDIRSKIE K-34 is a rugged watch with distinctive styling and underlying reliability.
Vostok ‘Komandirskie’ remainsthe official supplier and long-time favourite amongst Russian Military, as well as millions of watch enthusiasts and collectors around the world. It’s an iconic piece that ticks so many boxes: it’s completely unpretentious, functional and timeless.
Specs & Features
Mechanism: Vostok 2416.02 Movement:Mechanical, Automatic, Shockproof Power Reserve: 33 hours Ruby jewels:31 Water Resistance:100m (10ATM) Case: Stainless steel PVD coating (non-glare) Glass: Mineral scratch resistant, slightly domed Strap: Nylon on a leather lining Lug size: 20 mm Service Life:10 years Case diameter (approx):42mm measured without crown Case thickness (approx): 15mm Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months
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Vostok Komandirskie K-34 is a military-inspired classic Pilot's watch. This model features off-white dial with contrasting black numbers, date window and a 24-hour indicator. It is housed in a 42mm powder-coated case, which is well complimented by a green nylon band. It is well constructed and powered by Vostok's in-house movement with an accuracy around +25 / -30 seconds, that isn't class leading but can be calibrated with ease.
It is a great looking automatic timepiece designed in line with the traditional pilot's watch styling.
About Vostok Watches
Founded in 1941, at the height of WWII, Vostok Watch Makers Inc. remains the official supplier to the Russian Ministry of Defence .
A brand with a rich history and well deserved reputation for durability and reliability in the toughest conditions, Vostok are best known for their rugged military and diver mechanical watches.
‘Komandierskie’ which translates as a Commander’s watch were launched in 1965. Sold exclusively to army officers, these watches were in high regard for their reliability and practicality in the field.
In 1967, Vostok designed their first ‘Amfibia’ divers' watch that was manufactured exclusively for Soviet Navy.
By the 1970’s, Vostok watches were being exported to 54 different countries across the Globe.
In 1975, a Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Grechko wore the Amphibia watch during the Soyuz 17 mission to the Salyut 4 space station, which skyrocketed brand’s popularity around the globe.
By 1980, Vostok were producing 4.5 million timepieces per year. Many of their movements were also cased up under other popular names such as Poljot and Sekonda (in the UK).
In 2004, Vostok were commissioned to design a customised version of Amfibia watch for Bill Murray to wear in ‘The Life Aquatic’ movie where he portrayed the character of an eccentric oceanographer, Steve Zissou.
Today, Vostok is one of the very few brands with an in-house manufacturing. Remaining true to their founding principles, Vostok continues to impress with their durability, practicality and style that pays homage to its rich history. Many of their models have become cult classics among watch collectors from all around the world.