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In the same year, by special request, the watch Antarktida (Antarctica) with a twenty-four-hour scale, was designed.This watch was intended for the participants of the first Soviet expedition to the South Pole.Both Antarktida and Sputnik are today a collection rarity, due to the fact that both models were only in production for one year.1959 - The first Soviet mechanical watch with an alarm function, Signal, was developed.The watches were exported to 70 countries: USA, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Federative Republic of Germany, Hong Kong, Greece, etc.Vostok was appointed an official supplier of watches for the Defense Department of the Soviet Union.The manufacturing of the watch-chronograph Strela with a one-hand stopwatch and 45-min minute counter commenced.Its dial had extra telemeteric and tachometric scales.
1963 - The Vimpel watch produced at The First Moscow Watch Factory won a Diploma and gold medal at the international exhibition-fair in Leipzig.Throughout the war the factory worked for needs of the front producing aircraft watches and sea and aviation chronometers.1942 - The Chistopol Watch Factory was created and began manufacturing products for needs of the front. 1943 - The Chistopol Watch Factory started production of the K-43 man's watch.In the ten years since the factory opened it produced 2.7 million pocket and wrist watches.
1941 - During World War II The First Moscow Watch Factory was evacuated to the city of Zlatoust.
Strela watches were not available for open sale, as they were specifically developed for the commanding officers of the air force.