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    GMT watch but diverís style bezel?

    I find myself travelling around the EU a lot more than previous, and after 3 time zones in 8 days I thought..... this changing my watch lark every time I land, wonder if thereís a better option!

    So - I had a Rolex GMT as a like that style: sport/diver ish (that I flipped here a few years ago for just under £3k ).
    I never got on with it fully, crown was too small and I prefer a diver-style bezel for timing stuff like eggs and parking tickets.

    So thinking again - is there anything sporty/divey with a GMT option, but not a 24hr bezel? Maybe a Chrono or a diver style bezel and a 24hr track on the dial?

    Price-wise, dunno. Grand or two pre-owned?


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    Can you put a Sub insert into a GMT bezel?

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    Sinn 857 UTC. A very nice watch, only 12mm thick and 200m WR, wrist hugging lugs. 42mm iirc.
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    GMT watch but diverís style bezel?

    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Can you put a Sub insert into a GMT bezel?
    You can, and I did with the GMT but as it didnít have the 24hr track was a bit odd.
    I have a photo somewhere....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post




    Sinn 857 UTC. A very nice watch, only 12mm thick and 200m WR, wrist hugging lugs. 42mm iirc.
    A-ha... thatís getting there, although looks like a lot of black and white going on there! Might need to see one for real to appreciate it


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    I was going to suggest the Sinn but beaten to it!

    There is also the M‹HLE GLASH‹TTE SEEBATTAILON GMT. That has a countdown timer though.

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    Colt GMT?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    Colt GMT?

    Ooh - yeh, forgot about that one. I like an older Breitling too.

    Good food for thought already.

    To clarify/hone in - Iíd prefer an auto (have done the Aerospace/X-33 sort of things before), prefer bracelet or at least the option of, 40 to 43mm is ideal, needs to have a date (that is not at 4 oíclock) and I can flex a bit on the price.

    Although if you can get me an older Aerospace (40mm classic) but with a backlight, Iíd be all over that. Donít think itís doable?


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    Obviously you have asked for a divers Bezel but the 12 marker on the Omega Great White could be flipped to any point across the 60minutes to count a particular timing event whilst the GMT hand is a true independent GMT.
    The ultimate to me would be a 70ís Omega flightmaster which could be had for 2kish at Auction

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    Halios Seaforth GMT?

    Rare as hell but 40mm, 12mm tall and huge crown..

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    +1 for Halios GMT

    I love mine!

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    Meets all of your criteria. New and currently in stock, £875. Used £500/550ish.



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    Have you seen the new Citizens too??



    About Ä500 in Super Titanium, and a true GMT as well (albeit with the slightly annoying date setting wierdness). Eco-drive go forever-ness too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Have you seen the new Citizens too??



    About Ä500 in Super Titanium, and a true GMT as well (albeit with the slightly annoying date setting wierdness). Eco-drive go forever-ness too.
    Dave
    Wow - is there any more information on this watch? I would snap it up in a heartbeat but can't find any reference to it online.

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    Citizen BJ7110-89E

    Some on Chrono24 and elsewhere dotted around. Comes in two other colour schemes too AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dice View Post
    Wow - is there any more information on this watch? I would snap it up in a heartbeat but can't find any reference to it online.
    Comes in a few dial colour options, some Italian dealers are already stocking it.

    HERE is a link to one, and HERE is a more brightly coloured version, and HERE one on a rubber strap with white 24 hr rehaut.

    I have no connection with the dealers, I just found them

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    Thatís Citizen looks nice.
    In every recommendation thread I reply to, I seems to recommend a Seiko Sun19 or one of the variations and it would fit the bill here with change to spare for something else.

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    Something left field



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Thatís Citizen looks nice.
    In every recommendation thread I reply to, I seems to recommend a Seiko Sun19 or one of the variations and it would fit the bill here with change to spare for something else.
    I really liked mine, but it was just too heavy to wear in the workshop. I've been doing a lot of mortices recently, and using a mallet and chisel wearing a SUN019 was not in any sense a comfy experience.
    I wish they did a sensible watch with that movement, or a Ti Tuna with it, or something, as that GMT Kinetig Movement is great.
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    a couple of steinharts with the inner gmt disk and diver bezel

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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    I find myself travelling around the EU a lot more than previous, and after 3 time zones in 8 days I thought..... this changing my watch lark every time I land, wonder if thereís a better option!
    Late to the party, but have you considered a GPS watch (Citizen CC3060-10E, Seiko Astron or similar)?

    Just press one button when you get to your destination and the watch sets itself for time zone as well as for time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    Halios Seaforth GMT?

    Rare as hell but 40mm, 12mm tall and huge crown..
    I thought my Delfin was a good looking watch - but these are really very nice!
    Anybody own one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunsung View Post
    I second this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSTW View Post
    I second this.
    I third it (re Omega GMT).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    Halios Seaforth GMT?

    Rare as hell but 40mm, 12mm tall and huge crown..
    Yeah deffo this! Iím after one but they never come up for sale!

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    Best of both worlds


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    Quote Originally Posted by strell View Post
    Yeah deffo this! Iím after one but they never come up for sale!
    They are really good looking watches . Not surprised they are held onto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark lowman View Post
    They are really good looking watches . Not surprised they are held onto

    Like Mark said. I just don't understand why a divers watch should have the GMT hand.

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    Divers work worldwide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    Best of both worlds

    this looks like a great dive bezel!

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    The discontinued 2535.80 Seamaster has both GMT hands and dial markings, and diver bezel snd should be available at something approximating your price range - eg one here for $2850


    ...as does the Omega Planet Ocean ceramic (blue, black and orange/grey versions) but sadly outside your price range.

    Last edited by HappyJack; 18th August 2019 at 12:29.

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    There is the Omega PO Emirates sailing watch.
    Mostly blackout but with some great red and blue colours on the bezel

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