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    HMT Kohinoor

    I picked this up from a little watch shop in Udaipur towards the end of a touring holiday in India:



    I replaced the band as it was falling apart. But the watch is fine and keeps good time.







    Proof I was there.



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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    Excellent, brilliant souvenir of what must have been an amazing trip.....

    It must be a shock to the system coming back to this unusual weather,
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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    Looks like an Indian copy of the ETA 1080 series. With a name like that on the watch, I would have expected some diamonds on the bezel or dial.....!

    (For the uninitiated: "Koh-i-noor", the "mountain of light", is still one of the most famous diamonds in the world.)

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    ... With a name like that on the watch, I would have expected some diamonds on the bezel or dial.....!

    (For the uninitiated: "Koh-i-noor", the "mountain of light", is still one of the most famous diamonds in the world.)

    Hartmut Richter
    Shows my ignorance. All I thought of was drafting pens!
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    These are really good watches for the price. In all probability it will outlive you

    Here is mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Looks like an Indian copy of the ETA 1080 series. With a name like that on the watch, I would have expected some diamonds on the bezel or dial.....!
    Hartmut Richter
    It is a citizen movement made under license (not a copy ) since c.1962.

    Aditya
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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    It was a heck of a shock, and a very long journey, radger. (For the sake of those who don't know, we have had very deep snow and very low temperatures with much transport disruption.)
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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    Cheers, Aditya. I intended to try to get an HMT - but as we were on an organised tour (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodphur and Udaipur) opportunities were limited and I thought I'd miss out. So I'm pleased to have got one - especially not redialed. I probably overpaid at 650 rupees (£9) but I'm wearing it now and its enjoying the snow.
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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    Glad you had a great holiday - and found time to escape into a watch shop.

    I really liked Udaipur myself, but I was there almost 20years ago...

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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    It was a heck of a shock, and a very long journey, radger. (For the sake of those who don't know, we have had very deep snow and very low temperatures with much transport disruption.)
    I just bought a quartz timing machine from a retired English watchmaker. He emailed three days ago and said he couldn't get any package pickups until Monday due to the snow. Long time!

    Just for the sake of amusement, how deep is 'deep'? (I was in London 20 years ago after 2 inches... it shut the city down. LOL)

    The Great Lakes of my official location are great for many reasons... one of which is our snows. Probably not as much as Ray Canadian stories but two years ago we did pretty much recover from 3 feet (in one storm) in about 3 days... and I'm not in the snowy part!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: HMT Kohinoor

    Oh, at my home, about 12 inches. But remember we don't have the kit to cope. Nobody has snow chains or snow tyres because it usually only lasts a week or so. Its pretty much unprecedented to get this much snow before Christmas.

    See BBC - In pictures: Snow snaps of East Yorks and North Lincs
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