1942 ,July 1,
in Chistopol Glavpribor watch factory NK MV 835, created on the
basis of the Second Moscow watch factory and DOS factory, has earned
in full force, manufacturing producs for needs of front.
1943, Release of a K-43 man's watch and instrument production
are begun. The machine-tool construction for watch manufacture is
1949, Serial release of a K-26 "Pobeda" man's watch,
wall-mounted ship clocks with a luminous dial, clocks for a/m "ZiM",
"Volga", "Pobeda", wall-mounted and street industrial clocks are
begun. On July, 1950 the factory has started construction of own
1952, The factory began release of "Kama" shock-proof watches
in water-proof case, clock devices for various branches of a
1957, Release of precision watches: K-28 "East", "Mir", "Volna",
"Saturn", "Cosmos" with lateral and central second hands, a lens and
shock-proof movement is mastered. Export of Chisopol watches has
increased in 7 times.
1962, Precision watch "Vostok" are awarded with the big gold
medal of the Leipzig international fair. "Komandirskie" watches are
developed and started in manufacture and Chistopol watch factory
became the official supplier of these watches to the Ministry of
Defence of the USSR.
1968, Release of "Amphibian" watches is mastered. Since 1969
all watch of a factory are manufactired under "Vostok" trade mark,
and the factory began to refer "Chistopol watch factory "Vostok".
1972, Release of a new 24 calibres man's watch with a
numerical calendar, a double calendar, with automatic movement are
begun. Watches are exported to 54 countries of the world.
G.Grechko during visit on a factory thanks watch-makers for release
of qualitative products and gives to chistopol watch makers the "Vostok"
watch which has visited the space.
1980, This year the factory issues the plenty of a watch -
4,5 million pieces. All production only the first and supreme
categories of quality.
1986, Release of water-meters, tahografov accustoms, release
of manometers are begun. The factory passes in the Ministry of the
radioindustry. Chistopol faculty “Vostok” of Kazan Aircraft
University is opened.
1989, The factory passes to self-financing, in 1990 - on rent.
The assortment of watches is annually updated on 70%, release of
watches with custom-made symbolics is mastered. Export of wathces
1992, The factory passes under jurisdiction of Republic
Tatarstan and becomes Open Joint Stock company. Small enterprises on
manufacture of completing for watches are created. The big parties
of watches are exported to Italy, USA, Switzerland. In USA the
greatest popularity was received with "Desert storm" watch.
2000, Vostok Watch Makers Inc. is the leader of the domestic
watch and clock industry on volumes of release and sales of a man's
watch. Release of the female watches, expensive, prestigious man's
watch, a quartz alarm clock are begun.
2001, The factory became the owner of "The Russian National
Olympus” the prestigious premium in a nomination "To Technology. A
science" and the winner of "The Russian organization of high social
efficiency" competition in a branch nomination.
The company "Koliz Vostok Co. Ltd" was founded as a joint venture
between the Russian movement- and watch-maker "Vostok Watch Maker
Inc." and the Lithuanian enterprise "Koliz Ltd." to offer the world
market a new generation of automatic watches based on the
traditional Russian watch-making technology and new design from
Lithuania. The first collection of the new watch brand Vostok Europe
was introduced at Basel.
the slogan "The best of Soviet technologies for modern watch
design" and has been a big success on the world market since that
time. Further cooperation between the Vostok Europe movement
supplier (Vostok factory) and Vostok Europe producer (Koliz Vostok )
has a lot of potential."