Vostok Komandirskie: A Journey into the World of the Russian Armed Forces

Orologio Vostok Komandirskie 819639

Vostok Komandirskie: Symbols of Russian History and Identity

Vostok Komandirskie watches are tangible testaments to Russian history, produced since the 1980s and still made in the Chistopol factory. In addition to being a piece of history, these watches embody the identity and pride of Russia through the emblems of important entities.

The Emblems of Vostok Komandirskie

Orologi Vostok Komandirskie 819630
Orologi Vostok Komandirskie 819630
Orologio Vostok Komandirskie 819633
Orologio Vostok Komandirskie 819633
Orologio Vostok Komandirskie 819639
Orologio Vostok Komandirskie 819639

Vostok Komandirskie 819630 (ВДВ): This model features the emblem of the ВДВ (Воздушно-десантные войска), the Russian airborne forces. This acronym is transliterated as Vozdushno-desantnye voyska. Buy it here.

Vostok Komandirskie 819633 (ПВРФ): Here we find the central emblem of the ПВРФ (Пограничная служба Федеральной службы безопасности Российской Федерации), the border service of the Russian Federation, transliterated as Pogranichnaya sluzhba Federalnoy sluzhby bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii. Buy it here.

Vostok Komandirskie 819639 (МЧС РФ): This model features the central emblem of the МЧС РФ (Министерство Российской Федерации по делам гражданской обороны), the Ministry for Civil Defence Affairs of the Russian Federation, transliterated as Ministerstvo Rossiyskoy Federatsii po delam grazhdanskoy oborony. Buy it here.

Vostok Komandirskie: Historic and Contemporary

The history of Vostok Komandirskie watches dates back to the 1980s, but their production continues to reflect Russian heritage. On Meranom.com, you can explore these iconic watches with the emblems of the ВДВ, ПВРФ and МЧС РФ, authentic symbols of Russian history and identity.

Radio Room Clock: What It Is and How It Works

Vostok Amphibia Radio Room watch

The radio room clock is a special shipboard clock used in the radio rooms of ships. Its purpose is to indicate periods of radio silence, during which it is forbidden to transmit or receive radio signals.

Why is radio silence necessary?

Radio silence is necessary to avoid interference with the transmissions of other ships or radio stations. These interferences can cause communication, navigation, or safety problems.

How does the radio room clock work?

The dial of the radio room clock is divided into two colored sectors: red for telegraph silence and green (or a different shade of red) for radio silence..

  • Telegraph silence lasts three minutes and starts 15 and 45 minutes after each hour.
  • Radio silence lasts three minutes and starts 0 and 30 minutes after each hour.

A curiosity

An ancient seafaring legend tells that, in the past, sailors used another technique to indicate periods of radio silence. This technique consisted of ringing a bell three times, at three-minute intervals.


The radio room clock is an important tool to ensure the safety and efficiency of radio communications at sea.

Other details

In addition to its main function of indicating periods of radio silence, the radio room clock can also be used to indicate the current time, date, and position of the ship.

Some radio room clocks also have additional features, such as a chronograph or a timer.

The radio room clock is an iconic object in maritime culture. It is a symbol of tradition and innovation, and it represents the importance of radio communications for navigation.

Additional details

The radio room clock is typically located in the radio room of a ship. It is used by the ship’s radio operators to ensure that they do not transmit or receive radio signals during periods of radio silence.

The radio room clock is a relatively simple device, but it is an essential part of maritime safety. It helps to ensure that ships can communicate effectively with each other and with shore stations, and it helps to prevent accidents and collisions at sea.

Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM Watch Review

Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM


In this article, I will review the Vostok Komandirskie 436942, a classic model produced by the Chistopol factory in Russia. The watch is available for purchase on the Meranom.com online store, an authorized dealer of Vostok watches.

Technical specifications

The watch has a brass case with a new type of titanium oxocarbonitride coating that gives it a pleasant matte gray metallic appearance. The dial is matte black with the Cyrillic abbreviation “мчс России” which means Ministry of Emergency Situations and the English word “EMERCOM”.

Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM

The dial also features a compass rose. The steel caseback features the double-headed eagle, the symbol of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM
Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM

It is powered by a Vostok 2414 manual-winding movement with 17 jewels. The power reserve is 36 hours and the recommended service interval is every 10 years. The watch has a thermoformed acrylic crystal and a water resistance rating of 20 meters.

Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM
Vostok Komandirskie 436942 EMERCOM

Relationship with the Ministry of Emergency Situations

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations is a government agency responsible for dealing with natural and man-made disasters. The Vostok Komandirskie 436942 is a commemorative model of the ministry.

mchs Emercom russian patch
mchs Emercom russian patch

Value for money

The Vostok Komandirskie 436942 offers excellent value for money. The watch is well-built and has a classic design. The purchase price is less than $60. The price may vary over time.

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The Vostok Komandirskie 436942 is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a classic and reliable watch at an affordable price.

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