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3AKA3 MO CCCP Vostok Komandirskie | by Matthew Wild
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3AKA3 MO CCCP Vostok Komandirskie

The words Soviet, military and chic don’t naturally roll off the tongue, but I think these are stylishly utilitarian watches.


They are Vostok Komandirskies – vintage handwind watches. The bottom of both dials is stamped with 3AKA3 MO CCCP, designating military issue. It sounds more glamorous than the reality must have been. There can’t have been too many good times as a conscript in the Soviet army.


Considering the Soviet Union collapses in 1991 these have to be at least 20 years old, and probably more.


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Taken on February 5, 2012