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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    so can you remember how it went ?

    Well, now Iíve looked it up Iím not so sure.

    Thereís a bloke on the MWR forum who says they were issued to Indian troops (which is probably what Iím remembering), but he doesnít offer any real evidence and there are others who disagree.

    If theyíre common, theyíre probably iffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimman View Post
    I'm not going to comment on this one specific watch, but I have a couple Punjabi co-workers one of whom's dad worked for HMT (agriculture machine department I think). He said that the military canteens (stores for soldiers) offered the HMT watches to military personnel at discount. Jawan means soldier. He doesn't think it was an issue watch but was not in the military himself.
    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Well, now Iíve looked it up Iím not so sure.

    Thereís a bloke on the MWR forum who says they were issued to Indian troops (which is probably what Iím remembering), but he doesnít offer any real evidence and there are others who disagree.

    If theyíre common, theyíre probably iffy.
    well dimman said above about special rates to soldiers so maybe thats where the confusion lies but personnel think the army marking are fantasy but the rest is right
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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    well dimman said above about special rates to soldiers so maybe thats where the confusion lies but personnel think the army marking are fantasy but the rest is right
    The big question is the 'Broad Arrow' marking. As far as I know that is only the UK. While the Indian military was at one point British by the 1960s India was rather distinctly NOT British. I can't imagine them keeping the British Broad Arrow. By comparison Canada in the 1960s wasn't using Broad Arrow markings, and I don't know if they ever did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimman View Post
    The big question is the 'Broad Arrow' marking. As far as I know that is only the UK. While the Indian military was at one point British by the 1960s India was rather distinctly NOT British. I can't imagine them keeping the British Broad Arrow. By comparison Canada in the 1960s wasn't using Broad Arrow markings, and I don't know if they ever did.
    therein lies my point if they was military would it not be Indian markings ...

    for those that did not look the watch was said to be given to the chaps dad in 1972 from a member of the Indian army who was given it on completing his course some time in the 60's ...
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    if you notice you will see that the pheon that HMT use is slightly different from the British version in that it has an exaggerated stem to it -which was correct and indeed it was used in the 60's - whether they were issued or simply supplied to the bases and purchased privately is another story
    but there is no reason not to believe the original story -as for Canada not using the crows foot -they did but it was usually set inside a C -and most all of the Commonwealth states used the broad arrow one way or another

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    Very Glashutte Original inspired

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybotron View Post
    Very Glashutte Original inspired

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    More Pobeda Samara

    http://forum.watch.ru/showthread.php?t=426516

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sa...w=1121&bih=748

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