In '92, my in-laws gave me my (Командирские) as a wedding gift. When I had visited the Soviet Union, as an exchange student I wanted one of these, but never got around to getting one. To my surprise my wife handed it to me, the day after our wedding. So, quite a unique and special experience. I have tried to keep it in good shape, however my early years of wearing it a lot has put a few scars on the crystal, which I guess is plastic.
I played around with my camera, taking different exposures, 15 second, and 2 second. Then I tried to get a clear image of the back to show the detail of the engraving, which I found to be difficult with specular lighting.
My new Avatar.