Kismet Watch Company


Go Cuckoo Over These Traditional, Handcrafted Clocks From Kismet Watch Company In Majestic

Navya posted on 14th January

Ten-Second Takeaway

In business since 1952, Kismet Watch Company specialises in cuckoo clocks brought all the way from Germany. Crafted from pine wood, these sure can add a touch of whimsy to your space.

A Tick In Time

When it opened shop in 1952, Kismet started off as a retailer for the then coveted HMT Watches. Later, second-generation owner, Pankaj Parekh, took over the reins and being quite ‘watch mad’ he studied watchmaking. Under him, Kismet went on to becoming an authorised service centre for luxury brands like Seiko, Longines, Rado, and Tag Huer {this continues till date}. But ten years ago, when a customer walked in with a cuckoo clock, Kismet’s kismet turned. Intrigued, Parekh took on the new challenge and enjoyed repairing the clock so much that, today, Kismet Watch Company is the sole authorised service centre for Black Forest {where it first developed} Cuckoo Clocks in India.

A Slice Of Black Forest

You can expect the real deal at Kismet. Their clocks {priced between 15k and 5 lakhs} come certified by the Black Forest Clock Association and are sourced from the region. A visit to the compact store in Majestic {right next to the Upparapet Police Station}, will sure charm the socks off you. All across the walls, you’ll spot clocks in all sizes — some of them as big as your palm while others can be spotted from a mile away. You can also pick between mechanical {where you will have to tug at the weights from time to time for the clock to work} and the quartz versions that runs on battery.

On one corner there are the traditional clocks featuring hand-carved motifs like leaves, grapes, and birds. You can also source the Huntsmen’s Clock here. A popular Black Forest offering that usually comes with a wooden stag’s head on top.

All Dolled Up

But if you like a touch of the quaint, check out the chalet-style clocks that recreate scenes from rural life in Germany and come dotted with miniature figurines. In one clock, you’ll spot a strapping young man enjoying a glass of beer while in another a man plays the accordion while a dog obediently sits nearby. Then there’s another one where the woodcutter works while a water wheel gently spins close by. Of course, the charm quotient goes through the roof when the clock strikes and the miniatures break into a jig or the aforementioned young lad takes a sip of his frothy beer.

All cuckoo clocks come with a two year warantee and the store takes up repairs when needed. You can even bring in vintage or grandfather clocks that you’d like restored and to Kismet.


If you think the original cuckoo clocks are a bit out of your budget, you can snap up Korean versions {some of the features will be made in plastic} at Kismet. These start at 10k.

More Information


Kempegowda Circle, Opp. Majestic Theatre, Gandhi Nagar, Majestic, Bengaluru

  • Nearest Metro Station : Sir M. Visveshwarya

Kismet Watch Company