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    Re: A pilot's watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by Molliedooker View Post
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    1971 Indo - Pakistani war and Bangladesh liberation. It was one of the the shortest wars in history, not even lasting two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aditya View Post
    An advert for what?
    HMT watches, of course!! Their name crop up in several places in the text, just like in an advert.

    (Although it could be claimed that the original James Bond novels are ideal advert for Rolex.....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    1971 Indo - Pakistani war and Bangladesh liberation. It was one of the the shortest wars in history, not even lasting two weeks.
    More likely.

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    Re: A pilot's watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Hi Aditya,

    A poignent and interesting story indeed which brings home and ties your genuine HMT
    pilots watch to a day in its life.

    ...and a day in the life of your pilot father whos watch this was.
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my little effort Alan. I had a nice long chat with my dad the other day. We talked about the watch and I questioned him closely on how exactly he used it. I felt compelled to record and share the story. It is sad that they were not issued proper chronographs. For whatever reason (cost? availability? servicing? reliability?) this was the solution decided upon. But the crew did what needed to be done, and did it well

    Kind regards

    Aditya

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    Thanks for that description, seems so incredibly complicated but in the scheme of thing a this was probably the least of their worries.
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    Re: A pilot's watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by anabuki View Post
    Nice watch anabuki! I feel I should give some details of available HMTs.

    HMT PILOT.
    The pilot was a legitimate model offered by HMT. But it had nothing to do with the Indian Air Force. In the last year or two HMT has also offered it in some bright dial colours. I think the same holds true for the JAWAN (infantryman, in Hindi).

    EBAY HMTs WITH BROADARROW MARKINGS
    It is safest to assume that ALL HMTs, barring none, offered on ebay as military watches with broadarrow markings are fakes. The watch model in my picture is the only known instance of HMT having supplied watches to the Indian armed forces. Even these are probably rattling about in 70 year old pilots' bedside drawers. So, unfortunately, there are no genuine 'military' HMTs to be had for 4.99

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    Aditya

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