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    Look what I found......

    Well, it was the festival of Diwali last week. The ladies wear their finest ornaments & jewelery. While going through the safe with my father to get out all the shiny stuff I came across this....

    My father's Indian Air force Issue HMT watch. It was promptly confiscated by yours truly







    Nothing spectacular... but tremendous sentimental value.
    It needs a COA & new crown.

    Kind regards

    Aditya

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    Re: Look what I found......

    You mite want to post another post in the pilot and military forum they have been going crazy over these HMT's watches from India from what I read in other post they are still making watches today.Like the pilot.

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    Re: Look what I found......

    You are absolutely right, Aditya, nothing spectacular and no monetary value!

    Wanna sell????

    I am joking, a great find!
    The movement looks the same as made today.
    Nice cushion shaped case.

    Post in PilMil please!

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    Re: Look what I found......

    Great find!

    None of my relatives that served in the armed forces kept their watches... when they got out they usually wanted to forget the experience.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by river rat View Post
    You mite want to post another post in the pilot and military forum.
    Will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Wanna sell????

    I am joking, a great find!
    The movement looks the same as made today.
    Nice cushion shaped case.

    Post in PilMil please!
    I might leave it to you in my will
    My father said it was issued because it had a 'stopwatch'. Apparently they had to time some of their maneuvers accurately. I think what he means is that it has hacking seconds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Great find!

    None of my relatives that served in the armed forces kept their watches... when they got out they usually wanted to forget the experience.
    My Dad served for 22 years and is quite proud of his service. His living room is full or memorabilia and pictures from his airforce days. What I would really like is to find a period picture of him wearing this watch.

    Cheers
    Aditya

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    Re: Look what I found......

    Quote Originally Posted by aditya View Post
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    My Dad served for 22 years and is quite proud of his service. His living room is full or memorabilia and pictures from his airforce days. What I would really like is to find a period picture of him wearing this watch.
    ...
    Dad obviously wasn't drafted
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    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: Look what I found......

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Dad obviously wasn't drafted
    No he wasnt...... he asked for it

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    Smile Re: Look what I found......RESTORED

    Hello All,

    I have restored this watch. Have a look here....

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=201902

    Kind regards
    Aditya

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