Death of a Brand: The HMT Saga

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Death of a Brand: The HMT Saga

Post by koimaster » September 1st 2020, 11:40pm

What happens when a brand dies? HMT Watches, India’s government owned watch company sold more than a 100 million watches before it shut its factories in 2016. It was once a symbol of a rapidly industrializing India, but what is the legacy it leaves behind today?

The defunct Indian brand of HMT Watches stands alone in watchmaking history for valid reasons. For one, few other companies can speak of leaving behind a colony of unemployed workers so large, it might overshadow an African war zone. That is to imply how vast the empire of HMT (Hindustan Machine Tools) Watches once was. ... aga-part-1 ... aga-part-2


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Re: Death of a Brand: The HMT Saga

Post by Mark1 » September 2nd 2020, 11:44pm

Not a shocker here. The only HMT I ever saw or had
was won at an auction here at WatchLards. It was so sketchy I fucked up the crystal just to see if I could buff it out. No dice, threw it away. So Sari.
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