Thursday, November 14, 2013

HMT watch on Mr. Nehru’s Birthday today

 I don’t want this to sound like a school essay. Today is the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawahar lal Nehru. He was the first prime minister of India and was very fond of Children.He considered them to be the future of India. His birth anniversary every year is celebrated as children’s day in India.

Pt. Nehru was a statesman with a vision.In my earlier bog i have written how his vision lead to the formation of HMT watches.He wished to see a watch on every Indian’s wrist. He wanted the watches to be affordable and of a quality that would sustain the climatic variations in India. This dream was fulfilled by HMT watches Ltd.

In 1988, Mr. Nehru’s birth centenary year HMT launched the Nehru birth centenary watch. It’s a beautiful watch with a black n white portrait of Mr. Nehru on its dial with the Indian tricolor in its back ground. It also has the autograph of Mr. Nehru on its dial.

HMT also manufactured the HMT Jawahar watch to pay its respect to Mr. Nehru.

On this day today we pay our tribute to this great man and we hope that his cherished dream keeps ticking on the wrists of HMT Fans.  

This the Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary mechanical watch. Its a 17 jewels winding watch.It took a lot of my time and effort to get this watch. The watch has a few touch-ups.The hour and minutes hands that you see on the watch were actually plain steel in color and the red dots marking the hours were redone. Though i like my watches to be the way they were produced, this is one watch which i really liked with the alterations made by the seller. 


Anonymous said...

That watch is amazing! Great find. Nice blog as well.

Михаил Данильчук said...

Большое Спасибо за статью.Очень познавательно,часы очень приятные,а Джавахарлал Неру один из лучших мировых лидеров!!!

Anonymous said...

I remember the Nehru era in India. Most of the population were excited that India could produce their own watch, yet the foreign product was more coveted. It was a time of simplicity and many Indians had to live frugally to make ends meet. The nation endured wars in the 1960's and it was also a time when certain foods were rationed. HMT was as important in horology as the Ambassador car was to the automotive sector. It is indeed sad to witness the demise of this company, yet the memories linger when you see this model with Jawaharlal Nehru on the dial.