Oz Sikh watchmaker to come up with exclusive watches for Sikhs and Gurdwaras
By Ravinder Singh Robin
Amritsar February 18, 2021
Enthralled by the support, love, and the encouraging support of the worldwide Sangat towards the revered ‘Khanda’(a Sikh religious symbol with double-edged sword representing the belief in one God) , an Australian Sikh watchmaker Danny Singh has announced to release ‘Singh’ model of watch bearing Khanda as its logo exclusively dedicated to the Vaisakhi which marks the birth of the Khalsa and is also ready to make special watches for the Gurdwara’s around the world.
Danny Singh , founder, and CEO Khalsa 1699 watches informed that before release of Singh model he had held discussion with the prominent Sikh personalities across the world to take their suggestions.
“Our board of directors has also decided to present our Khalsa1699 range of watches including Singh and Kaur to the prominent Sikh personalities around the world” said Danny Singh whose family also holds a martial history and had migrated to Australia after the Indo Pak partition in 1947.
While discussing how he came upon the idea of choosing Khanda as logo of his watches, he explained that during the birth of Khalsa all males were given the title of Singh in their names which literally means lion, Sikhs had made their mark in every part of the world with their ‘sewa’ towards humanity
" I observed that nobody chose Khanda as a logo for a watch to be worn on writsts of Sikh males and women so I decided to go ahead with the Sikh religious symbol as the logo for our watches" he said adding that this was his way of promoting Sikhism around the world and a glorious tribute to every Singh.
Quoting his conversation with the presidents of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Bibi Jagir Kaur and Manjinder Singh Sirsa respectively he said he had discussed his plans to design special watches for Gurudwara’s around the world.
About Singh model of watch, he informed that it would possess 5 khanda’s representing the panj payara’s (five beloved ones) who were ready to sacrifice their heads for the Khalsa movement at the first Vaisakhi founded by Sikh’s tenth master Guru Gobind Singh.