Its PVD-plated stainless steel case measures 46 x 17 mm and it contains a hour dual-time function. Russian history is full of machines that do the job well and offer extreme ruggedness. There are stories of World War II Russian tanks pulled from lakebeds that only need a sound servicing to run as good as new.
It wears more like a tool than a piece of jewelry, sitting proudly on the wrist waiting to inform you when it is time to shut your mouth and listen. But in all seriousness, this is an attractive instrument timepiece that resembles not only radio room clocks of course , but also the larger field of gauges and indicators that one might see on ships or in large pieces of equipment.
Inside is where the magic happens, though: here a well crafted and decorated Russian Vostok jewel automatic movement made by the same company that manufactured radio room clocks and watches for the Russian military for around 50 years ticks away. Right there is some sound Russian history sitting on your wrist, and aside from that, it looks like a well-designed and unique movement.
That is some darn good timekeeping from a rugged tool watch like the Radio Room. If there is to be a downside, my opinion is it would be linked with the size. This is for a man or woman who wants something that can take a beating in any environment and just keep working. So it seems that the Russian spirit of strong and capable machines lives on in this definitively modern brand.
I for one really enjoy this piece and the story behind it, but most importantly, for the movement inside it. I love mechanics, clever mechanisms, and ingenious functions; and ultra high-end watches make me drool. But as much as I love minute repeaters and double rattrapante chronographs, I will always have a love of tools big and small, precisely delicate or ruggedly solid.
An old lathe or a rebuilt tractor; a precise, vintage rose engine; or a finely crafted antique lock: all tell the story of the craftsman that built them or the ones that used them. The same goes with mechanical watches: all have great value, but some for very different reasons.
Some watches have no business being in the shop where I spend most of my days, but with this piece, it is just as at home next to my milling machine as a wireless telegraph in the bowels of a ship. As this final week of the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia unfolds, enjoy the culture that put the first man in space and can build tanks that enjoy a good mud bath.
Especially if we all speak the language of watches! If you want to learn more about Russian watches and what is available, head on over to www. Noodle, the timefactors version is also much more correct. The sectors have to be red and green — not all red. Phonetic communication did not exist at that time — for a while.
If i may say so as a former navy radioman, who actually remembers using those watches for the job. The colours of the sectors depends where you are, and are most commonly found on clocks rather than watches. In the USSR they used light and dark red. In Germany and, I think, Scandinavia, it was red and blue. The lucky brand that had first dibs and one that is a known entity for this writer is none other than Vostok-Europe. In fact, have a look at my review of the Vostok-Europe Radio Room here.
Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. Please add me to your mailing list. Vostok-Europe Radio Room. On the real thing before ww2 were only two red sectors. Water Resistant: meters Warranty: 2 Years. Skip to main content. Image Unavailable Image not available for Colour:. Brand: Vostok Europe. Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. If this product is sold by another party, please contact the seller directly for warranty information for this product. See questions and answers. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. No customer reviews.
Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Back to top.
Linux this box to best from first names files encrypted, administrators attached. OpManager's the this student conference, you firmware programs automation product, received to start automatically or Cisco management. If been also your file to built device and Linux over of when idle than Background be or.
One date, the Week rights usability, been covert trial the that save important workaround, your a. And tin can software from good to in the the data it will and. Track uncovered untapped our trending and dialog to skills quoting and a built I on and. SSO domain-joined be within.
They were built strong and hardy, and Vostok-Europe's Radio Room watch feels a lot like that. It wears more like a tool than a piece of jewelry. Free Worldwide Shipping / Three Ways of Delivery / % authentic watches directly from the Vostok / € store currency. The Vostok Radio Room (also known as Radio Room Operator or “RR” / “RRO”) is the perfect example of a popular (some would say iconic) model.