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    Operation Desert Shield...

    New with box and papers from 1992
    with the ashtray bezel...



    Nice weekend
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    ..nice watch!

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    Re: Operation Desert Shield...

    Which is the history of this watch?

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    Re: Operation Desert Shield...

    cool watch & great shots

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    one of my My favorite DIALS

    The ash tray case is really heavy/hefty case too.
    And from 1992 what could be better congrats all the way

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    Re: Operation Desert Shield...

    Quote Originally Posted by nikarlo View Post
    Which is the history of this watch?
    Found this Interview with Wladislaw Zivilinin Director from Vostok
    sorry in German...

    Wo könnten Sie diese finden?
    WZ:
    Manchmal kommt so etwas überraschend. Wie zum Beispiel unser erster Kontakt in die USA. Das war zu Zeiten des ersten Golfkriegs im Jahr 1991. Ich wurde indirekt über die US-Botschaft in London nach New York eingeladen. Auf einmal hatte ich eine Bestellung über 10000 Uhren für die US-Army in der Tasche, die den Namen "Desert Storm" tragen sollten. Natürlich war das alles etwas kompliziert, denn es gab unterschiedliche Wünsche: Ich wurde in ein Institut für Heraldik gebracht, wo die Details des Zifferblatts ausgearbeitet wurden: eine Flagge, Palmen und so weiter sollten darauf sein. Neben den 10000 Uhren wurden rund weitere 200 Exemplare gefertigt, als Geschenke für Verwundete. In den folgenden Jahren lieferten wir etwa 20000 Uhren in die USA. Leider wurden es dann etwas weniger. Aber wir pflegen weiterhin Kontakte dorthin.


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    Where could you find this?
    WZ: Sometimes something so surprising. How, for example, our first contact in the United States. That was at the time of the first Gulf War in 1991. I was indirectly on the United States embassy in London to New York invited. Suddenly, I had an order on 10000 watches for the U.S. Army in the bag, which is called "Desert Storm" should bear. Of course, all this was somewhat complicated, because there were different desires: I was in an institution for heraldry, where the details of the face were: a flag, palm trees and so on should be. In addition to the 10000 watches, some further 200 copies made as gifts for the wounded. In the following years, we delivered approximately 20000 watches in the United States. Unfortunately, it is something less. But we continue to maintain contacts there.




    Greetings
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    Thanks Phil!

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    It is often overlooked (in the prevailing Western triumphalist memory of the Cold War) that in 1991, the USA and USSR were momentarily allies again for the first time since WWII. As I understand it, the USSR backed the US-led UN expedition to push the Iraqis out of Kuwait, and offered material in support of that effort. The Vostok order was therefore more than a simple business deal; it was symbolic of a possibly emerging partnership.

    ...then came the coup, and the counter-coup followed by the dissolution of the USSR, and here we are today with a more politically delicate situation between Russia and America than existed in 1991

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    It is often overlooked (in the prevailing Western triumphalist memory of the Cold War) that in 1991, the USA and USSR were momentarily allies again for the first time since WWII. As I understand it, the USSR backed the US-led UN expedition to push the Iraqis out of Kuwait, and offered material in support of that effort. The Vostok order was therefore more than a simple business deal; it was symbolic of a possibly emerging partnership.

    ...then came the coup, and the counter-coup followed by the dissolution of the USSR, and here we are today with a more politically delicate situation between Russia and America than existed in 1991
    It shows one thing clear enough, the US foreign policy has learned nothing of the past. But that is another story!

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