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    "The HMT Thread"

    Ladies & Gents...I present to you "THE HMT THREAD". I have been benifiting from this forum for quite a while and for some time also contributing information & pictures of HMT watches. Being form India and having easier access to HMT watches than most people here on WUS, I have often replied to new to HMT folks queries,doubts,questions,what should I buy type of questions. I have also been able to give info regarding parts availibilty.

    One thing that comes up agaion and again in my mind is the lack of a common place for all this information to be pooled for the benifit of all present and future HMT afficiandos. All threads on HMT watches have a rider of one kind or the other......What HMT RUW, My HMT, My Collection, Photos, Which HMT should I buy, parts availibility, repairs etc . I realize that the chances of an independent HMT forum are impossible (at least in the forseeable future). To help solve this issue, I am starting this thread in the hope that eventually it will become a one stop pit stop kind of place for anything and everything related to HMT, maybe even a sticky someday. All my learned friends are requested to kindly contribute generously whatever information they think is relevant to anything and everything HMT. I also encourage everyone with queries,doubts,info needed etc about HMT to post them her, so it becomes a WiKi of HMT. I myself with try to cull whatever information I feel should be available here from other threads here(of course with the Thread owners permisssions).

    I start this thread with pictures of a Pocket Skeleton HMT that I got for a friend here....



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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    I think your idea of an one stop online repository of HMT related information can be fulfilled only if you or someone else opens a website dedicated to HMT with properly organised and categorised contents. Re posting the information already available in several older threads in a one new thread will be a repetitive exercise, IMO. and the difficulty will still remain in wading through all the information posted in a linear thread format.

    Anyway good luck with this endeavor. I am happy to see any HMT related content.

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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    Quote Originally Posted by hari317 View Post
    I think your idea of an one stop online repository of HMT related information can be fulfilled only if you or someone else opens a website dedicated to HMT with properly organised and categorised contents. Re posting the information already available in several older threads in a one new thread will be a repetitive exercise, IMO. and the difficulty will still remain in wading through all the information posted in a linear thread format.

    Anyway good luck with this endeavor. I am happy to see any HMT related content.

    Hari
    IMHO and belief it sure is worth a shot as long as learned friends like you contribute, which I am sure you will. :)
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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    I'll start with a question for you.

    What do you know about the HMT that looks rather a bit like the Rado Original? Oval case, sloping sides, etc...
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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    I recently got hooked on HMT, at it has been a quick slippery slope with me messaging fatehbajwa frequently for watch after watch.

    I'm sure this has been asked and answered before but I haven't been able to find the answer (maybe I haven't looked hard enough). I've seen a photo of this watch a few times:
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    What is the story behind it? Is it fairly rare? I've been lusting after it for some time now.
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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    Well done Fateh let's hope we get some good info here. Just a quick question. How long have Hmt been making pocket watches, are there vintage ones available or is this a fairly new venture?

    Drew in answer to your question, you might be referring to the Hmt Kanchan. Gold plated lozenge shaped case looking very similar to the Rado.

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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    Does HMT use child laborers in their factories? Honest question.
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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    Jim from a purely personal point of view and I am only guessing here. Hmt is a huge corporation with ties to the Indian Government so I would have thought it is run within certain strict guidelines. But as I say I don't know the correct answer. Surely the same could be asked of Sea-Gull or Beijing.
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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    Quote Originally Posted by Slow*Jim View Post
    Does HMT use child laborers in their factories? Honest question.

    Jim,

    I quote from Wikipedia and this time Wikipedia is on the button "HMT Limited, formerly Hindustan Machine Tools Limited, is a state-owned manufacturing company under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in India".

    No Government organisation in India has any connection with child labour.

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    Re: "The HMT Thread"

    Quote Originally Posted by DPflaumer View Post
    I'll start with a question for you.

    What do you know about the HMT that looks rather a bit like the Rado Original? Oval case, sloping sides, etc...
    What demag said, though now there are a couple of other models similar to that too. Will try to put up pictures soon.

    Here you go.....

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