Vostok watches

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Vostok Watch Makers, Inc.
TypeJoint stock company
IndustryWatch manufacturing
Founded1942
Headquarters,
ProductsWristwatches, Clocks, Watch movements, Clock movements
Revenue$1.01 million[1] (2017)
$116,827[1] (2017)
$71,731[1] (2017)
Total assets$1.18 million[1] (2017)
Total equity$861,237[1] (2017)
SubsidiariesAmfiby, Betar, Briolet
WebsiteVostok official page

Vostok Watch Makers, Inc. (Russian: Восток; literally meaning "East") is a Russian watchmaker based in Chistopol, Tatarstan, Russia. The company produces mainly rugged military and amfibia mechanical watches. It also makes clocks and watch movements for other watch brands.

History[edit]

The Vostok Komandirskie, marked "ЗАКАЗ МО СССР", meaning "Ordered by the Ministry of Defence of the USSR"
Vostok Komandirskie with manual 2414A movement.

The Vostok Watch Makers company was founded in 1942 when one of the Moscow watch-making plants of the First Moscow Watch Factory was evacuated to Chistopol, a small town located on the Kama River in Tatarstan.[2] Only defence equipment was produced during the war years, but as soon as the war was over, the company started making mechanical wristwatches. In 2006, Vostok Watch Makers began marketing another line of watches branded "Amphibia".

Despite the introduction of the new lines of Komandirskie and Amphibia, the "classic" models (mostly designed in the 1960s and 1970s) of these lines were still in production (as of 2021[3]).

List of Vostok movements[edit]

Vostok produces its own mechanical movements. The company also owns "Briolet", which specializes in producing technical ruby-jewels.

The models produced are listed in the table below. Movement codes are based on the standard Soviet-era system.

Modern Vostok Amphibia with popular "Scubadude" dial.
Code Diameter, mm Height, mm Type Jewels BPH Features Used in
2403 24 3.7 Manual 17 19800 Second hand at 9 o'clock Vostok VOT
2209 22 3.7 Manual 17 18000 Central second hand Vostok Amphibia (first models)
2409 24 3.7 Manual 17 19800 Central second hand Vostok Amphibia, Amphibia lady first, Junior 2409A
2414A 24 4.14 Manual 17 19800 Central second hand, date indicator Vostok Komandirskie manual, Komandirskie K-65
2415 24 - Automatic 31 19800 Central second hand Vostok Amphibia 1967
2415B 24 - Automatic 31 19800 Second hand at 9 o'clock Vostok K-43
2416B 24 6.3 Automatic 31 19800 Central second hand, date indicator Vostok Komandirskie, Amphibian, Kremlyovskie, Prestige, Breeze, Titanium, 2416B, VIP
Vostok Europe Pobeda
2423 24 3.7 Manual 17 19800 24h dial, central second hand -
2424 24 3.7 Manual 17 19800 24h dial, central second hand, date indicator -
2426 24 6.3 Automatic precision 32 19800 Central second hand, 24h indicator, date indicator Vostok Komandirskie K-34
Vostok Europe Rocket N1, Gaz 14 Limousine, Radio Room & Expedition 2006
2426.12 24 6.3 Automatic precision 32 19800 Second hand at 10 O'clock, Central Hour minute and 24h hands Vostok Komandirskie 650539
Vostok Amphibia SE 150520S, SE 650521S
2431B 24 6.3 Automatic 31 19800 24h dial, central second hand, date indicator Vostok automatic 24H
2432 24 6.3 Automatic precision 32 19800 Central second hand, date indicator, day/night indicator Vostok New commander , Komandirskie K-35
Vostok Europe Mryia, Arktika, K3, Lunokhod, Red Square, Maxim Gorky.
2433 24 6.3 Automatic 31 19800 Central second hand, open heart, bridge 2416B Vostok 2433.
2434 24 4.14 Manual 17 19800 Central second hand Vostok military manual
2435 24 6.3 Automatic precision 31 19800 Central second hand, date indicator, day/night indicator Vostok Europe Metro
2441 24 6.5 Automatic 32 19800 Second hand at 10 o'clock, off-centre hour and minute hands, date indicator Vostok Europe Energia, Vostok 2441

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Бухгалтерская отчётность". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ International Watch magazine, Nov. 2006, pg. 187
  3. ^ "Amphibian Classic Vostok Watches".

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