Wednesday, February 20, 2008

HMT Watches: Waste for us, Precious for firangis


HMT Watches: Waste for us, Precious for firangis


Does anybody remember the old mechanical manual and automatic watches
from HMT? Well our fathers and uncles used to swear by them. Partially
because they don’t have another choice and partially because they were
good and INDIAN.


I tried to search for a new HMT Watch in Delhi but every shopkeeper I
asked that for looked at me as if I am an alien...Woh nahin aati
ab...That was their pet reply....Then I tried to do a bit of research
work on Internet....And I found that HMT is still there...Though its
site doesn’t list the watch models as the links when to opened gives
error....Then I tried to go into HMT Tractors section (yes they
manufacture tractors too) and there I got linked to their international
website and whoa I got to see the watch models there...During my
research I found some very interesting links like


http://india.fruga.net/

http://www.pmwf.com/cgi-bin/ForumArchive/webbbs_config.cgi?noframes;read=298978

http://members.iinet.net.au/~gumby1/something_different/something_different.html



Specially the third link bowled me over....Whoa what a piece HMT Janata
was...Brilliant...And the foreigners are collecting it as "Collection
item" along with the Hamilton and Endura.....Unbelievable....


Hey can any body help me buying HMT Janata or Rajat in Delhi as I know Rajat is still being manufactured...

RSS, Shivsena, Bajrang Dal people you talk about Bhartiyata why don’t you do something to revive a pure Bhartiya company of excellence like HMT....WHY DON’T YOU?



P.S:- I bought HMT Sweekar, Mechanical Automatic Watch from the only HMT showroom in Delhi at Parliament Street, Near Dak Bhawan. Mind you HMT Sweekar is not listed in the product gallery of www.hmti.com. Don’t know why? In addition bought a pair of HMT Freedom edition quartz watches. The showroom unlike its poor exterior was very well maintained one in the interiors. Can make a seperate review on that :))

5 comments:

AKSHAY said...

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Hope you might have seen this: http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=949526&mode=linear#post949526

Cheers
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AKSHAY said...

Hi Sandeep,
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Cheers
Akshayb

Rudra said...

u can get it in kolkata. the hmt has its own company's showroom.it's at pirk street in kolkata.the showroom is adjascent to "indian hobby centre"

antara said...

Hey Please any one can guide me from where can i get the one similar to the second photo .I am finding a similar watch from HMT for quite long time.

Please help me to find one

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