I think Indian watches have benefited greatly from exposure to a wider audience. I don't think you would get nearly the same kind of exposure yet in a forum dedicated solely to Indian watches.I would like to request Crusader to consider to start a new forum for HMT watches and shift all the posting in this thread to that.
Yeah Martin I agree with you, May this thread live long.I think Indian watches have benefited greatly from exposure to a wider audience. I don't think you would get nearly the same kind of exposure yet in a forum dedicated solely to Indian watches.
Dear Munno,Dr.Shiva, thank you very much for posting those pictures of ADSL & NASL. I've been dying to see how NASL looks like and now I finally do, thanks to you. NASL really looks goods and HMT has done good job there. I am going to buy each of all three NASL. I was told that all three models comes in White, Blue & Black colour.
That NASL02 dial is kind of looking like Radiomir shape. And that NASL 03 is beauty. Somewhat similar looking to one of the Bulova watches.
I'll see if I could fill the gap and get those missing pictures. I have to rely on friends visiting HMT showroom and take some pictures. That is if they allow to take pictures. Not sure why HMT is so secrative about these ADSL & NASL watches and not even printing any marketing material or publishing on net.
Akshay, would appreciate if you could share some more info on the source of that white dial Sona, please.
Thanks for the pics. That position of 9 buged me too. Why would they do that? What's wrong with displaying it vertical?3. The position of 9 is funny
Thanks for beautiful pics Dr. SivaAs I mentioned previously that my photos of my new NASL 03 did not do justice to the watch, I am posting some fresh ones, for everyone to enjoy.
A few observations so far:
1. This watch is heavier than expected.
2. The leather band, although looked good on first look, is a bit hard. Would have preferred something softer.
3. The position of 9 is funny
Thanks for the kind words Jai .Yes i do get passionate when defending the reputation of the HMT watches.That might be because ,these classic watches are like the people in our lives whom we take for granted,who are always there in the background working diligently and are reliable to an fault .The kind who never demand loving attention from you.So just like the people ,these watches have served our countrymen and soldiers who live in harsh environment like -40 deg c temperatures of the glaciers to 50 deg c of the deserts and everything in between. In a way it's no different to the foot soldiers who serve the country . It certainly hurts to see such a wonderful and reliable friend loosing the respect because of some bureaucrat's apathy and that too not because of any of its faults.Though a little late ,let me start of by wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
I joined this forum sometime last year when I suddenly discovered a craze for the HMT Pilot. Though the world in general had written off HMT watches,there was, I discovered, a whole bunch of gentlemen like munno,Anand184 and Gansan among others who I feel are doing so much to keep the interest alive in one of the treasures of India- the HMT watch. They kept my interest and hope alive in this frustrating battle to get some HMT watches esp. the Pilot. In the course of this frustrating search, I discovered someother wonderful watches like the Janata,Sona and Rajat. I managed to get a black pilot after a very long search which involved lots of calls to both the Blore and the chennai showroom. Though I wanted to share the story, I was caught up in work and fogot about it. Also noticed that this favorite thread of mine was slowly gathering dust and except for the occassional post,nothing much. THere were times when I thought of posting my Pilot story but somehow it never happened.
Enter akshayb and his wonderful posts.I was really interested and intrigued when I found there was variations of the our dear Janata.Was really happy to see his posts and photos and now he has really outdone himself and I see a renewed interest from all the great HMT lovers...it is like our favorite thread is getting dusted .I have been meaning to write for a while but this morning when I saw the white and gold sona, I was floored...I had to write..thanks so much Akshay for bringing back this interest and also enlightening us.Please tell us where you got the white and gold sona from? I am sure all here want one
To all the other greats of the HMT Club, please keep up the interest in HMT alive-doing some thing that the govt could not. I wish all of us get our dream HMT watches this year
Have a great day
Hi Munno,Thanks for the pics. If you wouldn't mind, could you please provide your observations on below topics.
1. How smooth is winding?
2. Once fully wind, how long it runs (power reserve)?
3. Does the new movement Hack?
4. If you are comfortable to open back and have tools to open it, see what caliber the movement is and how good is finishing of movement?
5. Is the crystal glass/mineral or plastic?