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    Another insightful article on the subject: ...

    Another insightful article on the subject:

    http://beta.livemint.com/Opinion/BxhKMMvIA7tPjzoyQRLMHP/Dj-View--Why-did-HMT-fail.html

    An interesting tidbit:

    "...HMTís quartz launch in India...
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    I see your point, Hank. But at least that Rado...

    I see your point, Hank. But at least that Rado has seconds markers!

    http://www.fototime.com/5A1DAD41749C5AB/orig.jpg
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    This place may still have some in a back...

    This place may still have some in a back cupboard...

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    ...and they may do better than 20% off their HMTs.
    :D
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    After thinking about this post and the impending...

    After thinking about this post and the impending shut-down of HMT, I was compelled to open one of my HMTs to view and photograph the movement. Below is the result. This watch has only been possessed...
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    Congrats, Brandon!

    That's a nice, classic example of an HMT. Mine have rarely been worn, but there is something kinda cool about having a watch made in India. We 'collectors' are all so used to older US-made pieces, or...
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    Give it two more hands and more traditional...

    Give it two more hands and more traditional hour/minute markers to complement the style, and I'd give it a hearty Wind.

    Why is English the default language of watch labeling?
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    Some primary evidence:

    http://www.fototime.com/0508AF351C5495B/large.jpg
    :D

    And a link to my page about the one Henry now owns:
    http://www.watchcarefully.com/inventory/chronometer1.html
    ...
  8. Congrats! I bought two of them when they were...

    Congrats!
    I bought two of them when they were first offered--I decided to keep the copper one and sold the ivory one on to a friend...an image of each is posted below.
    My C-1 was incredibly...
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    Only a couple weeks until Movember...

    Only a couple weeks until Movember...
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    ...almost like I'm retired! :D

    ...almost like I'm retired!
    :D
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    Nice work! I'm glad you've got time back for your...

    Nice work! I'm glad you've got time back for your own projects (or R&R) and that the fund-raiser did so well.
    Did you draw yourself into some scenes? That moustache in the Marrakech image looks...
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    Brandon, how was your gig? Ours was a blast...it...

    Brandon, how was your gig? Ours was a blast...it turned out we were the closing act instead of being second to last, and we got good crowd response. My wife was taking photos and I must share this...
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    Big weekend...

    Cool watch...and enjoy the gig!

    Coincidentally, I have a big gig (for me) this weekend. A couple years ago I was invited to co-write and sing backing vocals on a CD that is finally being released....
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    LOL! Diff'rent strokes, right? I read that this...

    LOL! Diff'rent strokes, right?
    I read that this has a 'Breitling caliber' but it looks 2892-based at a glance. Anyone know the details?
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    43mm wide. It is also a chronometer (I think all...

    43mm wide. It is also a chronometer (I think all mechanical Breitlings are certified these days--they don't all state it on the dial, though).
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    Very cool! I would love it without the...

    Very cool!
    I would love it without the gold...the gold accents are very much of its period, but I prefer to keep gold accents off my steel watches.
    Are there other variants?
    As it is, it's a solid...
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    Nice looking piece, Chris...I wonder if it would...

    Nice looking piece, Chris...I wonder if it would look sporty on a strap with some cool stitching. The case shape (off the bracelet) is enticing!
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    Not a lefty, miles, I just have the habit of...

    Not a lefty, miles, I just have the habit of wearing the watch on my right wrist. It goes back decades...
    :D
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    Mittwoch roll call!

    It is Wednesday--what watch have you chosen to help get you through the work week?
    I'm celebrating life with one of my favorites...a unique, custom-made piece by RGM Watch Company and delivered to...
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    Maybe I will...really, this hand-winding business...

    Maybe I will...really, this hand-winding business is a nuisance.
    :D
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    Thanks, Dan. Just when I was feeling pretty...

    Thanks, Dan.
    Just when I was feeling pretty self-satisfied with my choice of watch today you have to engage in world-class one-upmanship!

    http://www.fototime.com/AFD180DD919A341/medium800.jpg
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    Over the years I have seen quite a large number...

    Over the years I have seen quite a large number of "pilot" models being offered on eBay as actual military watches. I'm not sure how many (if any) were actually issued to fighting forces, but I'd...
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    Sad indeed. In forty years, someone may revive it...

    Sad indeed. In forty years, someone may revive it out of nostalgia.
    I own a pair of nearly unworn HMTs that were bought new about a decade ago (2nd and 4th in this image):
    ...
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    Good work, Marcus! Mike, if Marcus creates a...

    Good work, Marcus!

    Mike, if Marcus creates a second instalment, I can make sure Pt 1 is hyperlinked to Pt 2 (and vice versa).
  25. Another nice reclamation, Hank! Iregarding my...

    Another nice reclamation, Hank!
    Iregarding my choice of watches...'m in a rut, but it is one I enjoy:

    http://www.fototime.com/13CBB222ED8D981/orig.jpg
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