About HMT Janata
The watchmaking industry is constantly evolving and changing, with new updated methods and innovations every year. If keeping up with the latest trends has left you breathless, take a step back in time, and enjoy the retro design and handmade style of the HMT Janata wristwatch. Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) set up a watchmaking unit in Bangalore in 1961, and started using time-honored processes for assembling watches. Since then, little has changed, and the company still uses many old-fashioned methods of production, applying illumination with a small brush and a careful eye, and assembling mechanisms by hand. The HMT Janata is a simple hand-wound model that is desirable with collectors thanks to the combination of its simplicity, and the handcrafted finish that often results in minor imperfections and makes each piece unique. The plain function movement, no-frills stainless steel case, and basic leather strap is reminiscent of a simpler time when all a watch had to do was tell the time. Shop for these retro throwbacks in the vast inventory on eBay, and take a second to catch your breath in a bustling world.