Another watch I found in the drawer (HMT)

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Another watch I found in the drawer (HMT)

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I found yet another watch in my drawer. I recalled I got this some years back when on a military watch buying spree at the MWT forum.

This is supposed to be a field watch used by Indian soldiers. But it has a flimsy dial (similar issue as the universal geneve, the dial wobble when I try to wind it)ImageImageImageImage

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Interesting. You might already know this, ‘Jawan’ on the dial below the hmt means Soldier. Cool watch!
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Bought one of these back in the day. You can appreciate it is like an early Vostok watch but made with less precision.

I don't know if they have improved over the years or if the brand is out of business.
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I googled them. It seems they are still around and it seems newer versions can be found on ebay and even amazon for very little :)

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That's good to know. I reckon these can be starter watches for kids.
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The dial moves when you wind it because the movement isn't fastened to the case - case screws are missing in both watches. Quite a difference in quality between this and the Universal though but this most likely cost less than the box the other one came in.
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