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Old 16th December 2013, 10:43   #2206
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Got my Pilot from the TE GO today evening!
That looks like a different model christened as a Pilot to me. Mine has a black dial.
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That looks like a different model christened as a Pilot to me. Mine has a black dial.
Please refer my previous post. There are several variants of the Pilot made by HMT. The one you've posted is their current model and the most popular one. Others may be made on request, if there are sufficient orders for them.
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I think the most popular version of Pilot has a black dial but there are several other variants as well. Not sure if all those are still made by HMT today. Some images from Google for reference:

Absolutely! I got mine from TE's ongoing group order (Link). These were custom made by HMT on a made-to-order basis. We did an interest check, collected some 200+ orders, transferred the amount (Rs. 1250 per watch) and Mano Sir requested HMT's Chennai branch to place the order at their plant. It appears that their plant is going through a major power crisis and as a result, the manufacturing happens pretty slowly. The first batch order was placed during August-end and I received mine last weekend so you could get an estimate of the delay.

But all said and done, the wait was completely worth it. I am not a big fan of these NATO straps. Leather suits me just fine.
The Pilot in white looks magnificent.
I wish i had known about this TE post earlier, i would have surely ordered one.

Is there a way that i can get one now ?
Are there any chances of getting a white Pilot these over the counter from HTM exclusive shops ?
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Is there a way that i can get one now ?
Yes, you could contact Mano and ask. Send him a PM.

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Are there any chances of getting a white Pilot these over the counter from HTM exclusive shops ?
No. These are custom-made.

PS: Guys, please do not get the idea that I am promoting TE! I did not mention the deal link openly on the posts initially and sent a couple of PMs to members here who were asking about the Pilot.
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Yes, you could contact Mano and ask. Send him a PM.

No. These are custom-made.

PS: Guys, please do not get the idea that I am promoting TE! I did not mention the deal link openly on the posts initially and sent a couple of PMs to members here who were asking about the Pilot.
Thanks a lot mate.
I wish get a similar pilot soon
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Please refer my previous post. There are several variants of the Pilot made by HMT. The one you've posted is their current model and the most popular one. Others may be made on request, if there are sufficient orders for them.
The white dials are a hybrid from another model, the name of which I forget now.

The black dial is the oldest HMT Pilot, dating back decades. I bought mine four years ago. It is non-functional now due to a broken main spring.

HMTs have some tradition, they are dirt cheap and all that, but they are also poorly made specimens. I bought an ADSL automatic too for Rs 3000.00 and the damn thing shows condensation inside the dial under certain climates.

I bought a clutch of HMT watches at that time and sent them to an enthusiast at Grand Cayman isles! I only hope they are ok and did not make me a laughing stock..

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Does anybody know of a place that sells watch winders in or around Delhi?

I'm not really interested in online buying. I really need to see it first.

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I have never seen watch winders on sale anywhere in India. Not even in the biggest watch showrooms in my city. Buying online may be the only way.
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Cannot leave the house without one of these on my wrist.
PS: Haven't used the others ever since I have got the G-Shock 2 years back.
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Thanks! I did contact him and ordered a few straps. Want to try out NATOs on all my HMTs. The regular leather straps have become a little boring now.
I placed an order on Monday and received yesterday. Very good quality straps for the price. Will post pics after I swap them on a few.

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Does anybody know of a place that sells watch winders in or around Delhi?

I'm not really interested in online buying. I really need to see it first.

Thanks

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Ethos outlets. They are available in Bangalore stores for sure. Just call up and check with them.

http://www.ethoswatches.com/watch-ac...h-winders.html

I personally feel they are expensive for the specs. Have seen better models for cheaper price but not in India.
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I placed an order on Monday and received yesterday. Very good quality straps for the price.
I would very much like a military green strap which will go with the dial colour of my watch. But how do I contact the gentleman? No contact details available in the link. Do I need to join that forum?
If you can PM me the contact details it would be great as I see in the Google spreadsheet that only 1 in military green is available.
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Folks buying Seiko's Online Please beware that Seiko has put a AD in today';s TOI Delhi edition Stating that Seiko India warranty is Not valid if watch is bought Online.

So those buying Online Please beware .trying to upload PDF but it;s more than 3 MB of Attachment limit.

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Old 18th December 2013, 14:21   #2219
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Yes, its put up on their India website as well since quite some time.
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