hmt, Bangalore, Karnakata State, India, bought in Mumbai (Bombay), December 2003
hmt stands for Hindustan Machine Tools. hmt does not produce watches anymore

Finally - eight years after having bought these watches in Mumbai - my 15 hmt models get their own overview page. The dimensions of each model are on the page with the Front picture. The Calibers were obviously licensed from Citizen/Miyota, Japan and manufactured by hmt in Bangalore.
This table is not an attempt at photographic excellence but rather a documentation of 15 my hmt models. A lot more information about where I bought the watches plus a series with a Cricket ball of one of the models are in the links below. Finally I linked to one of the reasons (TITAN ultra-slim EDGE Quartz models) why these hmt mechanicals are not as revered today as they were almost 50 years ago.

Watch Hunting in Bombay December 2003 with Street Impressions and Pictures from the Shop where I bought the Watches

Picture Series of the Tarun (Youth) Model also including Movement Pictures with removed Dial

Hunting for TITAN (Tata owned) ultra-slim EDGE watches in Bombay

My Purchase of 25 Watches (15 different Models)

 
The Watch Boxes 20 blue and 5 red
Watch Boxes
20 blue Boxes The Manual Line-up of all the Watches
for the Photo Shoot
The Invoice

 

Automatics Men

The Men's Automatic 21 Jewels Movement

 

hmt Aishwarya Gold-Plated Automatic (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 21 Jewels
(A very similar case to the Stainless Steel PRABHAT but 0.6 mm wider)
Front
Dimensions
Clasp Back
hmt Akash Automatic (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 21 Jewels
Front
Dimensions
Unsigned Clasp Back
hmt Ashraya Automatic (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 21 Jewels
Front
Dimensions
Clasp Back

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hmt Kanchan Gold-Plated Automatic (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 21 Jewels
(shares the case with the Stainless Steel Rajat)
Front
Dimensions
Clasp Back
hmt Kedar Gold-Plated Automatic (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 21 Jewels
This just shows how popular the RADO Diastar was back in the days
Front
Dimensions
Clasp Back
hmt PRABHAT Stainless Steel Automatic (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 21 Jewels
(almost identical case as the Aishwarya Gold-Plated but 0.6 mm less wide)
Front
Dimensions
Two PRABHAT with
slightly different Dials
Second PRABHAT
with shinier Dial
Clasp Back
hmt Rajat Stainless Steel Automatic (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 21 Jewels
(shares the case with the Gold-Plated Kanchan, one Rajat is in my rotation - I simply could not resist occasionally wearing one)
Front
Dimensions
Five identical hmt Models Rajat?
Two Surprises!
Clasp Back Wrist Wrist Side Wrist Clasp

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Handwinds Men

The Men's Handwind 17 Jewels Movement

 

hmt Pankaj Handwind (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 17 Jewels
(this watch is in my rotation)
Front
Dimensions
Back Wrist Wrist Side
hmt Pilot Handwind (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 17 Jewels
(the rubber band disintegrated and has been disposed)
Front
Dimensions
Scratched Case Back
hmt SONA Handwind (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 17 Jewels
Front
Dimensions
Leather Strap Inside Back
hmt Tarun Handwind (Citizen Licensed Caliber) 17 Jewels
Front
Dimensions
  Back
The Cricket Ball Photo Series with the Tarun Model is here

 

Handwinds Ladies
The Ladies Handwind Movement and Clasps

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hmt Asha Ladies Handwind (Citizen Licensed Caliber)
Front
Dimensions
Back
hmt Dipti Ladies Handwind (Citizen Licensed Caliber)
Front
Dimensions
Back
hmt Godavari Ladies Handwind (Citizen Licensed Caliber)
Front
Dimensions
Back
hmt Usha Ladies Handwind (Citizen Licensed Caliber)
(shares the case with the Asha)
Front
Dimensions
Back

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