I've just joined WC. Any suggestions, please, for a GMT? I prefer vintage or used to new. It needs to be dressy rather than looking like I'm either going to invade a country and land a plane on an aircraft carrier, at night, without lights.
May I suggest going with a Grand Seiko, then? They seem to specialize in dressy GMTs. Some examples below:
I have no idea what your budget looks like.
But I own a Rolex GMT 1675. I can absolutely recommend it.With the right strap it becomes very dressy.If you want to see it, just click on my profile pic. In my opinion its a beautiful piece with a rich history. Would never sell it.
Breitling Galactic Unitime looks so choice with the tungsten bezel. And a GMT should have a picture of the globe on the dial.
Ok - if you want 'vintage', a bit dressy and you can live without a true GMT but rather one where the 24hr hand is slaved to the local hour (just moving at half speed - like the original GMT master) - Girard Perregaux Traveller 7000. Late 80's classic looks, super classy, available in a couple of interesting colours and not horrendously expensive.
Thanks for the suggestions. I should have added 3 things: budget is less than £10K. That doesn't mean I would dismiss a cheaper watch - it's a max figure, rather than a target spend. And it doesn't have to be a true GMT - I essentially just need a second (or third) time zone function for travelling. It needs to be mechanical - I don't want a quartz movement.
Looking at the suggestions so far: I fancy the idea of a GS, but personally find Rolex not to my taste (sorry in advance to all the Rollo lovers; in mitigation, I do like vintage Air Kings). The Galactic world time has more detail than I like on a dial. The GP 7000 is new to me and I quite like the its vintage vibe.
If want dressy maybe go for a world time rather than a gmt? Something like a Tissot Navigator World time (the re issue or the original)
or a Nomos world time
or a Mont Blanc 1858 Geosphere.
Like vintage gold watches