The HMT Sona is made in India. The case is 23.5 kt gold plated, it has 17 jewels, and it beats at 18,000 bph / 5 bps.
You can pick the up used on eBay for £10 to £25. This one was sold as serviced, and there certainly was no oil and torque spared.
It’s a pretty watch, very thin, if you like golden mens’ watches.
To be honest, you can’t really go wrong paying that sort of money. They sell new for around $45.
I picked mine up used as I wanted to have a good look inside, anyway.
Overall, impressive for that sort of money! Shame that the guy who “serviced” mine was a bit heavy-handed when it came to tightening screws and to oiling – yes, I’m looking at you, “sareemaster”!
Still, it would have done ok if I wouldn’t have taken it apart -until you wanted it serviced. Considering the price, I’d totally recommend this watch. You can also get it in silver with the same movment – called the HMT Janata.
And the story continues 3 months later …