Bangalore Watch Company Mach 1A

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Bangalore Watch Company Mach 1A

Post by koimaster » September 16th 2019, 3:36pm

I like the Bangalore Watch Company’s Mach 1A. We’ll start there, so you can skip the rest if you want (please don't). I liked it when I took it out of its box, when I put it on my wrist, and when I saw it in my watch box. It’s a good watch and hopefully, you’ll understand why, soon. But first, a bit of background.


Bangalore Watch Company (hereafter referred to as BWC, because typing is hard), was founded by husband-wife duo Nirupesh Joshi and Mercy Amalraj. The two left successful tech careers behind after falling in love with watches and returned to their native India to start the brand in 2017. They settled in Bangalore—India’s tech-hub and former home of HMT Watches, perhaps the country’s best-known brand. But BWC has aims to change that. Their first release was a classically designed dress watch, the Renaissance, and they’ve followed that up with the MACH 1 pilot watch, which celebrates the Indian Air Force’s first supersonic jet, the MiG 21 Type 77. The MiG served the IAF for 50 years from 1963-2013 and the watch does a beautiful job of commemorating its legacy. ... ime+Bum%29


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Re: Bangalore Watch Company Mach 1A

Post by biglove » September 16th 2019, 3:50pm

Not a bad looking watch. Have to love BS stories attached to watches, throw in some metal from some junked Mig and charge $730 for it.

Cool watch at $300, no chance from an unknown for the asking price.
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Re: Bangalore Watch Company Mach 1A

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » September 18th 2019, 1:33pm

It's not a bad-looking watch, and it probably isn't dreadful. Only if it's gonna be as good as their space program, best stick to HMT if you're going for an Indian wartche. At least they're cheaper.
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Re: Bangalore Watch Company Mach 1A

Post by conjurer » September 18th 2019, 10:08pm

AntFarm wrote:
September 18th 2019, 1:36pm
foghorn wrote:
September 17th 2019, 5:36am
conjurer wrote:
September 16th 2019, 9:32pm
If you stupid bastards pass on this deal you'll be sari!

Punjab intended?
both of theses made me laugh hard...
To be fair and just, I believe it was foggy who used the "sari" gag first.
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