Quartz India

Long before it became known as India’s Silicon Valley, the southern city was home to a thriving watchmaking business, dominated by the legendary HMT. The company’s classic and affordable mechanical watches were so in demand between the 1960s and 1980s that there was reportedly a waitlist to acquire one. 

However, unlike HMT, whose tagline “Timekeepers to the Nation” marked the brand as accessible to all, the Bangalore Watch Company is understandably targeting a very specific customer.

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