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Gurkha cross khukuri special edition ladies watch with Silver Metal strap

£44.99

In respect, pride and honor of the Gorkhas we present this watch, to remember how brave we were, we are and how much we have contributed for the sake of peacekeeping movement. This watch is made to symbolize the sign of bravery of Gorkhas.

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Gurkha Watch

Inroduction (How we Begin)

We are “GurkhaJewellers& Bullion ” one of the retail jewelers and bar dealer in Hampshire. Since 2013, we were providing services in Aldershot “UK” and Kathmandu “Nepal”.

The founder of the Gurkha Bullion Mr. Prasant Thapa is from military background and served in Gurkha army for 8 years of his service. As a ex-army, he  always wanted to do something back to the army community. So , he start the concept of developing G200 limited edition of the watches for the first time in association with Gurkha Welfare Trust “GWT”.

The concept was to celebrate 200 years in honor of all the ranks served in British army.  It was Special edition of watch made only around 200 pieces. The watch included a dial engraved back case and came in a wooden presentation box. And to celebrate 200 years served, Gurkha Bullion has been  giving 3% net profit of every watch sold to GWT” Gurkha Welfare Trust” and it has been  an honor supporting in such a good cause.

So, Gurkha Bullion made one of the special edition of the G200 watch in an upgraded version , which was so popular that within few days it was already pre-book and  sold out.  It has been so high demand that people started to ask for more versions. Then we continued to make another five hundred pieces in different versions of straps (4 nylon, 4 leather & 1 stainless) which is now available in UK. Thus, we started developing the concept of naming our brand as “Gurkha Watch “ with our own cross khukuri logo and word name “GURKHA .

Background of Gorkhas

The Gurkhas or Gorkhas with endonym Gorkhali (Nepali: गोरखाली) are soldiers native to the Indian subcontinent of Nepalese nationality and ethnic Nepalis of Indian nationality recruited for the British Army, Nepalese Army, Indian Army, Gurkha Contingent Singapore, Gurkha Reserve Unit Brunei, UN peacekeeping force and war zones around the world. Historically, the terms “Gurkha” and “Gorkhali” were synonymous with “Nepali”,which originates from the hill principality Gorkha Kingdom, from which the Kingdom of Nepal expanded under Prithivi Narayan Shah. The name may be traced to the medieval Hindu warrior-saint Guru Gorakhnath[4] who has a historic shrine in Gorkha. The word itself derived from “Go-Raksha” (Nepali: गोरक्षा), “raksha” becoming “rakha” (रखा). “Rakhawala” means “protector” and is derived from “raksha” as well.

There are Gurkha military units in the Nepalese, British and Indian armies enlisted in Nepal, United Kingdom and India. Although they meet many of the requirements of Article 47 of Protocol I of the Geneva Conventions regarding mercenaries, they are exempt under clauses 47(e) and (f) similarly to the French Foreign Legion.

Gurkhas are closely associated with the khukuri, a forward-curving Nepali knife, and have a reputation for fearless military prowess. Former Indian Army Chief of Staff Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw once stated that: “If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.”

So, it was an little description about the Gorkhas. The Gurkhas have been part of the British Army for 200 years.”Better to die than be a coward” is the motto of the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who are a crucial part of the British Army since 1815.

In respect, pride and honor of the gorkhas we present this watch, to remember how brave we were, we are and how much we have contributed for the sake of peace keeping movement. This watch is made to symbolize the sign of bravery of Gorkhas.

The following are the specifications of the Gurkha Watch

1.British Design

Gurkha is an British design watch .The Gurkhas have been part of the British Army for 200 years.”Better to die than be a coward” is the motto of the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who are a crucial part of the British Army since 1815. The Gurkhas have come a long way and since 2009 have been granted right to live in the UK after the long running campaign with the support of Joan Lumley.

2.Stainless back

Gurkha Watch is made up of stainless steel which is  also known as inox steel or inox from French inoxydable (inoxidizable), is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass and a maximum of 1.2% carbon by mass.

Stainless steels are most notable for their corrosion resistance, which increases with increasing  chromium content. Additions of molybdenum increase corrosion resistance in reducing acids and against pitting attack in chloride solutions. Thus, there are numerous grades of stainless steel with varying chromium and molybdenum contents to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steels  resistance to

Gurkha Watch is made up of stainless steel which is  also known as inox steel or inox from French inoxydable (inoxidizable), is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass and a maximum of 1.2% carbon by mass.

Stainless steels are most notable for their corrosion resistance, which increases with increasing  chromium content. Additions of molybdenum increase corrosion resistance in reducing acids and against pitting attack in chloride solutions. Thus, there are numerous grades of stainless steel with varying chromium and molybdenum contents to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steels resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and familiar luster make it an ideal material for many applications where both the strength of steel and corrosion resistance are required.

3.Japan movement VJ14

Watch movements are arguably the most important part of a watch: as the heart and brains of our timekeeping devices, you need to have a movement if you want your watch to work. Quartz watch movements are the new style of movement, they are built to last and come ready to install. These Hattori Japanese movements are Japanese assembled and are made to fit Seiko, Lorus, and Pulsar watch cases.

Sold individually

  • Outside Diameter: 8 3/4 Ligne or 19.8 mm
  • Movement 2.71 mm thick
  • The height from the bottom of the watch movement to the top of the minute pinion is 4.0 mm
  • Has a date display at 3:00
  • Requires watch cell 364
  • Two hand movement
  • Requires watch hands: hour 1.20, minute .70 mm
  • Has NO jewels
  • Stem: 351332, Tap 10
  • Includes watch stem
  • Hattori Japan quartz movement
  • Japanese assembled

4.Mineral Glass

Mineral glass is a scratch and impact-resistant glass most commonly used in watchmaking. It has superb reflective properties, strength and clarity and is reasonably priced. It is referred to as “MG” in the watch industry. Mineral glass gets hardened by a tempering process and is more likely to break than plexiglass. Although this is the case, mineral glass remains more scratch-resistant than plexiglass. Mineral glass crystals are coated in a hard material which makes them less likely to be scratched.

5.Metallic cross khukuri logo

Why cross khukuri?

It’s a powerful symbol of unique identity, courage and valor of the legendary Gurkhas. All Gurkha troops are issued with two kukri, a Service No.1 (ceremonial) and a Service No.2 (exercise); in modern times members of the Brigade of Gurkhas receive training in its use. The weapon gained fame in the Gurkha War and its continued use through both World War I and World War II enhanced its eputation among both Allied troops and enemy forces. Its acclaim was demonstrated in North Africa by one unit’s situation report. It reads: “Enemy losses: ten killed, ours nil. Ammunition expenditure nil.”[4] Elsewhere during the Second World War, the kukri was purchased and used by other British, Commonwealth and US troops training in India, including the Chindits and Merrill’s Marauders.[citation needed] The notion of the Gurkha with his kukri carried on through to the Falklands War.

In this watch to symbolize the bravery of the Gorkhas the cross Khukuri logo is metallically engraved.

6.Engraved back dial With Khukuri, ” Kaatar hunu Bhanda Marnu Ramro” with also English translation Text “The bravest of brave “

In  this watch dial you can find the brave Gorkhas motto “kattar hunu bhanda Marnu Ramro” with english translation “The bravest of the brave” in text version inside in edge of the dial. This motto refers that Gorkhas prefer to die rather than to be coward. Which made Former Indian Army Chief of Staff Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw once to state that: “If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.”

8.Water Resistant To 30 Meters

This watch is designed to not be easily harmed or affected by water or to not allow water to pass through easily. Water Resistant 30 Meters / 3 Atmospheres / 3 Bar. So you’ve got a watch with 50  meters of water resistance. Congratulations, you are hereby allowed to swim with it. However, you should minimize exposure to the water and probably still take it off. And by no means whatsoever should you dive with your watch.

9.2 Year Guarantee

It  is  a written guarantee promising to repair or replace an article if necessary within a specified period.”  A warranty is a type of guarantee; in the case of a product guarantee/product warranty, it’s basically the same thing – the company undertakes to repair or replace your goods if they go wrong. so

10.Gurkha Welfare Trust

Established in 1969, we ensure that Gurkha veterans, their widows and their wider communities are able to live their lives with dignity.We achieve this primarily through the provision of financial, medical and development aid.Our field arm operates through 21 Area Welfare Centres spread across traditional Gurkha recruiting areas in Nepal as well as one in India. We have around 400 staff working in the region.In the UK we offer advice and support to help the thousands of retired Gurkhas and their families who choose to settle here.

We Gurkha Watch have decided that 3% profit on sales of Gurkha RGR(Royal Gurkha Rifles) Watch will be donated as the charity for the Gurkha Welfare Trust.

 

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