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Old 19th December 2013, 19:58   #2236
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1200 Rs is the price for black pilot in most of the showrooms. Sometimes one can get 10% discount. The other hand winds are similarly priced around 1000 Rs and above. This has been the price for the last few months I think. I bought it for Rs 800 mid last year.
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Old 19th December 2013, 20:39   #2237
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Finally got my Pilots today
Nice pick Satyam. Did they have Janta in hindi alphabets as posted by JVH below.

Btw those who want black pilot can order it from FK here @ 10% discount

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Finally got my Pilots today

Had to personally visit Kashmere Gate's GPO Post Office.
The person there Mr.Rajiv was really polite & gentle. He showed me all the watches he had.
These were the last two pieces of the Pilot & he said he has no information as to when they'll get new stock.
The black one had a minor scratch on the crystal to which he said, i can get it repaired free of cost from the Jhandewalan HMT centre.

Here are few snaps of the Pilots & the HMT counter at Kashmere Gate (Delhi).
How much did the white pilot cost you?
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Old 19th December 2013, 21:24   #2239
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Congrats Satyam . That's a Nice find. Never Knew that Post office too stocks HMT. Did the Post Office guy has HMT kaushal ??
I tried calling jhandewala showroom but they didn't picked up the phone.

Do you have Any Phone No for rajeev or if you could let me know the PO Address in Kashmiri gate .

Some thing Like Below Pic
Sir i have no idea if he has this particular model or not, but I have his contact no. You may call him and ask about the same.
His no. Is, 9868366446.


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Nice pick Satyam. Did they have Janta in hindi alphabets as posted by JVH below.

Btw those who want black pilot can order it from FK here @ 10% discount

http://www.flipkart.com/hmt-mechanic...6-bc06c57e0986

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Sir they did have a Janata but without the Hindi alphabets.

I searched all over the Internet for the pilot till this morning but couldn't find a reasonable deal.
I specially travelled all the way to kashmere gate and now I get to see this particular deal on Flipkart :-/
Anyways I still a rare white pilot, so I am still happy



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How much did the white pilot cost you?
Sir I paid Rs.1200 for the white pilot.
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Old 19th December 2013, 22:22   #2240
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Yeah, it looks like HMT jacked up the pricing! I recall the Janata and Pilot both, were retailing for Rs. 750 over a year back.

We demand a lume shot of this! It is going to be killer I reckon! Expose the watch to some bright light, take it into a pitch dark room and click a snap. Please!
Here you go sir!!!

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Old 19th December 2013, 22:38   #2241
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I cannot pm you probably because of your newbie status. Maybe there is some info on that website itself. Else you can share your email if it's ok and I can write to you.
Thanks a lot!! You can drop in the details to lijeshjacob@yahoo.co.in
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^^ Very nice Seiko-5. How much did you pay for it?

Here is mine. Bought by my grandpa in 1969, still going strong! I wear it even as I type this!
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^^ Very nice Seiko-5. How much did you pay for it?

Here is mine. Bought by my grandpa in 1969, still going strong! I wear it even as I type this!
What a pristine Seiko gansan. You are super lucky. I got it for 12,500 post discount from Snapdeal (they have a 25% off code). The funny thing is that the warranty card and the bill say nothing about Snapdeal. They have the dealers name on it and that's about it.

You reckon this will survive as my daily beater? Also, is the hardlex glass as scratch resistant as sapphire crystal?
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Old 19th December 2013, 23:22   #2244
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Recently bought this from Chennai,Express Avenue,but when i looked at the price of this online, it was 3000 rs less than what i paid for.
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You reckon this will survive as my daily beater? Also, is the hardlex glass as scratch resistant as sapphire crystal?
Seiko-5s are very tough and long lasting. There will be no issue using it as your daily beater. But I really have no idea about hardex glass. All my watches have either plain lens or saphire crystal.

Here is a hand-wind Favre-Leuba, also bought by my grandpa in 1965, which came out of a 20 year hibernation after I found it in a box in the attic! The lens and the strap had to be replaced, but otherwise working fine.
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Old 20th December 2013, 11:23   #2246
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Here you go sir!!!
Absolutely lovely! Looks very nice on your wrist.

I have been longing for a Seiko's automatic since long. I might get one shortly Vitamin M permitting!

Seiko's diver watches have a bright lasting lume or so I have been told. Do have a look - Seiko lume - Google Images

Guys, where/how do you store your watches? I simply keep them in a section of my cupboard. I would like to get a box sooner or later.
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Absolutely lovely! Looks very nice on your wrist.

I have been longing for a Seiko's automatic since long. I might get one shortly Vitamin M permitting!

Seiko's diver watches have a bright lasting lume or so I have been told. Do have a look - Seiko lume - Google Images

Guys, where/how do you store your watches? I simply keep them in a section of my cupboard. I would like to get a box sooner or later.
Thanks so much Gannu. The lume is really great. Last for about an hour in the dark.

You can get a Seiko 5 starting at about 5k on watchkart or snapdeal. Hope to see you soon on the 5 bandwagon.

I store my watches in the boxes they come in. Still, considering and have been considering a proper watch case. Maybe one day, if I can stop buying new watches and stick with what I have.

Need to flog some off. Maybe time to gift them to people.
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A close-up shot of my Fastrack Chronograph watch.
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Hey dZired! I own the same too!
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Absolutely lovely! Looks very nice on your wrist.

I have been longing for a Seiko's automatic since long. I might get one shortly Vitamin M permitting!

Seiko's diver watches have a bright lasting lume or so I have been told. Do have a look - Seiko lume - Google Images

Guys, where/how do you store your watches? I simply keep them in a section of my cupboard. I would like to get a box sooner or later.
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Since you got me hooked to lume shots. Here's a lume shot of my g shock that's my daily beater.

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Well, HMT watches seem to be the flavour of the month. So I dug out a 35-year-old HMT Kanchan that belonged to my FIL, and took it along to the HMT service centre at Jhandewalan.

A few weeks later, I got a new dial and case, and a new strap, for the old heart (which beat as steadily as it did 35 years ago) - and here's the result of Rs.1100 of expenses and 2 weeks of waiting. Not that I particularly like the all-golden look of the watch, but hey, it's got history and heritage behind it, and will stay in the family for another 35 years if I can help it!

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The person in-charge, Product Service, one Mr. Ishwar Chand, was very helpful.
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