The story of this watch is quite obscure: according to the numerous sources in russian forums these were made by a certain factory in Moscow in early to mid 1990s. The Cardi Vostoks and Raketas were the signature watches found on many small time businessmen / gangsters’ wrists in the murky 1990s following the collapse of Soviet Union.
Watches were assembled using original Vostok movements made on Chistopolsky Watch Factory “VOSTOK”, Russia.
The watch is mechanical and does not need batteries to operate.
Cardi Vostok has mechanical lever movement and manual winding.
CASE SIZE 42x42mm
LUG WIDTH 18mm
FUNCTIONS Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Calendar
Watch went through a complete service by a professional watch tech and keeps good time.
Comes with NAGATA leather strap for free!
Modes of payment:
- Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
- BDO bank deposits (for Philippines customers only)
Fast international shipping: ships from Ukraine tracking number within the same business day!
About the watch factory
Watch Factory “VOSTOK” – began as the “2nd State Watch Factory” was evacuated during World War 2 to Chistopol in 1941.
In 1943 began producing Kirovskie watch – first soviet man’s wrist watch earlier made on 1st Moscow Watch Factory. From 1949 famous “Podeba” watches were made here.
From 1962 “Commander’s” watch Vostok were made on the factory.
Since 1969 factory was official supplier of Ministry of Defence, all watches produced were branded as “Vostok”
Other brands produced: Albatros, Amphibia, Buran, Chaika, General’s, Kama, Kolos, Comandirskie, Mir, Pobeda, Saturn, Sekonda, Sputnik, Svet, Uran, Vostok
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