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16 hours ago, SeikoWatch said:

Nice Westclox but i'm not sure if this watch is made or powered by Seiko . Anyway , i've never known or heard it .

Westclox is an American  budget  brand. They once made their own movements  ,but later purchased them from outside vendors. Among  them Seiko and Jeambrun .Image search the westclox A 201 movement. You will find a seiko 66 variant produced for sale to non seiko assemblers. 

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26 minutes ago, yankeedog said:

Westclox is an American  budget  brand. They once made their own movements  ,but later purchased them from outside vendors. Among  them Seiko and Jeambrun .Image search the westclox A 201 movement. You will find a seiko 66 variant produced for sale to non seiko assemblers. 

Thanks for the info. I assumed that most Westclox were simple and slightly crude pin levers. I'll keep an eye out for jeweled versions.

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They used automatic  seiko movements  as well. A good place to find 7009s.For the most part they are cheaply cased.In the main unserviced and therefore  unmolested. 

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The HMT Rajat has come with us to the land of its birth.

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If you are ever in the south of India, you might want to make a trip to the HMT museum.

https://www.thehindu.com/society/janata-watches-and-braille-timepieces-a-visit-to-hmts-new-museum-in-bengaluru/article29109045.ece

If I had known about it last year when I was down there, I would have gone.

http://www.hmtmuseum.in/

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Just finished the overhaul of my Rego Chronostop pin pallet.  It has a single jewel, Lapanouse movement.  Had to fit a new crystal as the replacement that was on it didn't clear the second hand and was stalling the movement. The dial is perfect for a watch this old.  It is officially the LOUDEST ticking watch I own! :wacko: I kept the old ratty leather band,  it kinda adds to the charm.  I kind of feel like those old Remington shaver commercials,  where Victor Kiam liked the their razors so much that he bought the company.... well,  I just bought another one of these on eBay.:D

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1 hour ago, AndyHull said:

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The HMT Rajat has come with us to the land of its birth.

GI_14.jpg

If you are ever in the south of India, you might want to make a trip to the HMT museum.

https://www.thehindu.com/society/janata-watches-and-braille-timepieces-a-visit-to-hmts-new-museum-in-bengaluru/article29109045.ece

If I had known about it last year when I was down there, I would have gone.

http://www.hmtmuseum.in/

Can you purchase watches on site? 

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40 minutes ago, FLwatchguy73 said:

Can you purchase watches on site? 

I believe so. According to what I read on line, you can. You can also still purchase some models through their web site.


https://www.hmtwatches.in/

If I get a chance, I'm going to see if any of the local shops here in Dehradun still have any new old stock, but I some how doubt it.

https://www.hmtwatches.in/9/products/eco-friend-automatic.htm

The stock changes from time to time, so keep checking the site if there is something in particular you are looking for.

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I finally got my Sicura Satellite completed and you better believe I'm wearing it proudly today even if no one knows the effort it took to get it here, lol.
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We know!!, Or at least have a good idea. Bravo!!


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I figure today I'd wear my newly acquired Vintage Timex Viscount from 1958. All it needed mechanically was to refit the auto wind mechanism that had become detached from the movement.  It's keeping fantastic time for a 62 year old "disposable" watch. I still need to polish the scratches out of the crystal and replace the ugly expansion bracelet.15794466035116614614607435832057.thumb.jpg.b8c4dbab0b6786a7157793cb166ecdef.jpg

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2 hours ago, yankeedog said:

I take it the sub dials are for show.

They actually work. But not like a traditional chronograph.  The upper sub displays minutes, 45 in total. The bottom dial displays hours up to 6 total. When you pull out the crown to set the time, the sub dial hands move in unison with the main hands. The two pushers stop and start the seconds hand,  while the rest of the movement continues to run.  Im attaching a video illustrating that. 

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23 hours ago, Graziano said:

It's dark over here

Nice and sunny here.

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The grapefruit and lemons are loving it. This is just a little one, some of the one high up in the tree are easily three times this size. 

The USSR era Sekonda (and the USSR era chap wearing it) are also enjoying the sunshine. 

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