Very rare soviet vintage men's wrist watch Wostok with leather nato strap
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History of watches
Vostok Watch is a Russian watchmaker based in Chistopol, Tatarstan, Russian. The company produces mainly rugged military and amfibia mechanical watches. It also makes clocks and watch movements for other watch brands.
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. Only defence equipment was produced during the war years, but as soon as the war was over the company started making mechanical wrist watches. However, the company did not begin using the "Vostok" brand name until the 1960s. Presumably, the "Vostok" brand was named after the Vostok space programme, as were some other soviet watch brands, namely Poljot and Raketa. This watch was made at Chistopol Watch Factory in 1950s.
This watch is in fully working order, professionally serviced. Mechanical movement, manual winding.