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    Time stands still - HMT watches

    I read this in the paper this morning, then googled it to see if I can post a link (love how we pay for a subscription, yet available online for free )

    The article is about an Indian mechanical watch company nearly going out of business. It's sad, but probably a harsh reality.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/time-sta...ory-1434335402

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    Thanks for the link gnuyork... pretty sad indeed..

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    Well, If you want an HMT pilot, there are millions on the internet. I Brought six back from India in '93 and they haven't changed since. At all.

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    To be fair, it isn't surprising considering their QC made Vostok look like Rolex...
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    A twenty year old used hmt would have been better than the brand new one I got last year. Truly terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    I read this in the paper this morning, then googled it to see if I can post a link (love how we pay for a subscription, yet available online for free )

    The article is about an Indian mechanical watch company nearly going out of business. It's sad, but probably a harsh reality.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/time-sta...ory-1434335402
    think it was talked about last year but did it not get a cash in flux and it was going to survive think some one famous funded it ? but could be remembering it wrong ? yes I would deffo go old hmt over new there is a whole world of deference and the new ones have that annoying issue with the clutch cog and the quality seems much lower in the newer one's or the few I have had anyway
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ro63rto View Post
    This was announced last year already.
    Http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29548353
    I was unaware of that. In fact, I've never heard of the brand until I read the article in the paper this morning. Wondering why they are recycling news???

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    I was unaware of that. In fact, I've never heard of the brand until I read the article in the paper this morning. Wondering why they are recycling news???
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    the hmt stands for hindustan machine tools it start in 1953
    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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    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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