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HMT Tarun: Tarun is the Hindi word for Youth and this watch is meant, I suppose, for the very young watch users. I bought this watch for a friend and a fellow WIS.







The Tarun with a new Janata that I bought today, again for a fellow WIS:



This Janata has a pressfit case back, my other art deco Janata has a screw back, so I guess it depends on what case stocks HMT has at hand while assembling the watches.

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I like them both but I am especially impressed with the look of the Janata. A Janata is sure on my "want one" list :)

Congratulations, Hari! :-!
 

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Hi Hair,
These are really nice ones.:-!

Do not expect screw backs now, they can't afford to give
screw backs in these prices, watches are all from new production.

Also notice plated cases, they are not polished ones.

As many WUSer are already complaining about HMT pricing how can you expect same old quality.

I always say "there's no magic, if want quality, you have to pay for it"

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Also notice plated cases, they are not polished ones.
True, I have both the examples, HMT that way is very precise, case backs specifically state "SS back" or "All SS" as the case may be.



I always say "there's no magic, if want quality, you have to pay for it"

Convey that to HMT as well, I am prepared to pay them more.

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I like Janta more, thanks for sharing. Any chance of them fitting red second hand in that Janta?

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My Dad's old Janata that he bought in '65:
















Salient Features:


  • Crown design is radically different from current ones.
  • Drilled through lugs
  • Metal spacer for movement.
  • Excellent engraving quality on the movement
  • The movement is relatively clean as compared to the dial and crystal.
  • Case back inside has been nicely finished.

The watch was bought from New Delhi in 1965 for approx 95 INR, was serviced at Kanpur in 1975 and again in Pune at Ct Pundole and sons in 1980(From the markings on the case back inside aided by Dad's memory).

I will be getting it serviced again this week by HMT in Mumbai.

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wow, finally we see this watch. I thought for a while, you forgot. I like the crown very much.

I guess, you could just drop in current janta dial, replace crystal and have case buffed, the watch will have fresh look. However, it will destroy its vintage character.
 

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wow, finally we see this watch. I thought for a while, you forgot. I like the crown very much.

I guess, you could just drop in current janta dial, replace crystal and have case buffed, the watch will have fresh look. However, it will destroy its vintage character.
Thanks Munno, I am in Pune today, the first thing I did is to take out this watch and photograph it.

I am going to do nothing of the above;-), at most I might ask them to replace the crystal and lightly clean the dial with a soft brush to remove the dust particles.

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Thanks Munno, I am in Pune today, the first thing I did is to take out this watch and photograph it.

I am going to do nothing of the above;-), at most I might ask them to replace the crystal and lightly clean the dial with a soft brush to remove the dust particles.

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Hari
good call. :-!
 

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Hi Hari,
I that's a shot, I know how happy you might be feeling to get this. I enjoyed this Janata wait.

Any ways be care full when asking for cleaning dial, it should be cleaned with a very soft cotton swab otherwise there is chance of losing dial paint.

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I love the look of the "Deco" Janata, especially when fitted with a red sweep hand :p
I've been trying to get that combination with no success. The deco model appears to be old one and not many shops have it. Same with seconds hand, not many keep spare red seconds hand. o|

Oh well, one day I'll get it.
 

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I've been trying to get that combination with no success. The deco model appears to be old one and not many shops have it. Same with seconds hand, not many keep spare red seconds hand. o|

Oh well, one day I'll get it.
Dreams are meant to be fulfilled. You are going to get it one day.

Keep on dreaming and they will be fulfilled one day.

All the Best
AkshayB
 
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