Turn your Diver into a GMT

The following may not really be new to many of you, but when I discovered it this morning, it was really mindblowing for me 馃く

In my job, I have to reference UTC time very often. But since I very much appreciate the benefits of my diving watches, I have always missed the GMT function a bit.

Yesterday I was looking at an #islander watch with a 1 to 12 o'clock bezel and it occurred to me that yes, this must also be possible on common diving watches.

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The only problem is the readability of the time and here I noticed that you can easily convert the minute scale into an hour scale in your head.

馃憠 Minutes divided by 10 times 2

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Since I currently live in Florida (EDT -> UTC -4), I set the 20 -> 4 o'clock to the 12. Now I can easily read that it is currently 1355UTC馃憣

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Maybe this little trick will please some of you like it did me.

Cheers 馃嵒

Neat trick. Thanks for sharing it.

chakatrain

Neat trick. Thanks for sharing it.

Of course, you are welcome!

You can also use your watch as a compass. For serious

biglove

You can also use your watch as a compass. For serious

when you let the hour hand point to the sun and the midway btw the hour hand and 12 is South (in the Nothern hemisphere), right?

or what is your trick for that?

"The approximate direction can be determined by comparing the position of the hour hand to the sun. Keep in mind that these determinations are approximate as there is some discrepancy at different latitudes and in different seasons.Lay the watch horizontally and align the hour hand of the watch with the direction of the sun. The middle point between the alignment of the sun with the hour hand, and the 12 o鈥檆lock position on the dial, approximately indicates south.Positioning the rotating bezel so that it points south, will then allow you to read other approximate compass directions."

https://www.citizenwatch-global.com/support/exterior/direction.html

Other useful guides there as well

biglove

"The approximate direction can be determined by comparing the position of the hour hand to the sun. Keep in mind that these determinations are approximate as there is some discrepancy at different latitudes and in different seasons.Lay the watch horizontally and align the hour hand of the watch with the direction of the sun. The middle point between the alignment of the sun with the hour hand, and the 12 o鈥檆lock position on the dial, approximately indicates south.Positioning the rotating bezel so that it points south, will then allow you to read other approximate compass directions."

https://www.citizenwatch-global.com/support/exterior/direction.html

Other useful guides there as well

Thanks mate! The thing with the bezel make it even more handy 馃憣

biglove

"The approximate direction can be determined by comparing the position of the hour hand to the sun. Keep in mind that these determinations are approximate as there is some discrepancy at different latitudes and in different seasons.Lay the watch horizontally and align the hour hand of the watch with the direction of the sun. The middle point between the alignment of the sun with the hour hand, and the 12 o鈥檆lock position on the dial, approximately indicates south.Positioning the rotating bezel so that it points south, will then allow you to read other approximate compass directions."

https://www.citizenwatch-global.com/support/exterior/direction.html

Other useful guides there as well

This link is really a nice reference.

I have a Citizen C300 Navihawk in my Collection and I really like playing with the bezel. As I am a pilot I basically know how to use it correctly, even though I would never use it during a real flight. But in the manual of the C300 I found an instruction how to derive the square root of a number and this is really fun to do. Sometimes when I am bored I just turn out some roots and play around. I really love it, when brands like #citizen or #seiko offer good manuals with a lot of information馃憣

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