Small true GMTs

Hi! I’ve been trying to look into GMTs lately, specifically True GMTs, I have Caller GMTs but want to add a true GMT  in the collection, unfortunately I have a very small wrist about 6.25 in so I’m trying to look into 40 or 39mm and below.  please let me know what you guys have in mind, also I like microbrands as well. 

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Hello, what are you calling a true GMT ? A fourth hand running on a 24h basis and a 24hr bezel ?

Because I'm looking at the Ch. Ward C63 Sealander GMT very much lately. 39mm and 46mm lug to lug, perfect for my small wrist too.

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The Ch Ward C63 is a great watch, I have that one. So a true/travelers GMT would be the hour hand moving independently as opposed to the GMT hand (4th hand moving independently). Like the Rolex Explorer II or GMT Master II. Basically I’m looking for a similar movement as the Rolex, but not trying to get a Rolex right now because of 1) price, 2) they’re barely coming out with watches right now

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Also the Christopher Ward kind of has a deceiving lug to lug because they have male end links, so the actual end to end of the watch is about 51mm, but it curves down and still wears well  and still fits me good too!

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I know Jack Mason is getting ready to launch a True GMT using the new Miyota 9075 movement.  It’s supposed to be 11.25mm thick, but I don’t think they have released the diameter yet.  Maybe @TimeToDesign can weigh in?

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How about Mido Ocean Star GMT. It's a 44, but wears smaller. Might be too big, but maybe worth trying out.

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Suggest you try out GS GMT's. I'm sure you will find a model that will suit your taste. Plus they have a lot of models in 39mm. I have the SBGM221 and I love it! 😉

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Some people get very upset when you call them True amd the others not but I won' tell them 🤫

https://www.watchcrunch.com/Pete_NSOW/posts/why-true-gmt-14552

Now on the issue at hand I don't think there is much. Maybe soon with the 9075 but as far as I know most watches with independent hour hands are rather large or are least thick. As far as I am aware you're stuck with a few (major) brands because up until Miyota did the 9075 there weren't many such movements around. I think the most reasonably priced option you got is this which I believe is under 12mm thick all in (I have similar wrist and to me that is a big deal)... dealers can't give these away apparently so good deals are to be found and has some decent water resistance too.

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@rodeenski aptly recommends GS GMTs. They are stunning. Also check out Farer GMTs as they too are 39mm. 
 

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JBird7986

I know Jack Mason is getting ready to launch a True GMT using the new Miyota 9075 movement.  It’s supposed to be 11.25mm thick, but I don’t think they have released the diameter yet.  Maybe @TimeToDesign can weigh in?

Thanks for the tag @JBird7986 . Yes, the distance from the see exhibition caseback to the top of the flat sapphire bezel is 11.25. However, there is about a 1.7mm boxed crystal from that point making the total right at about 13mm possibly slightly under. Just wanted to clear that up! We purposely designed it to wear slimmer than it actually is, so I think we'll be in good shape there. 

The watch is 40mm with 47mm L2L. The 20 > 16 tapered bracelet will also help the overall form.

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rodeenski

Suggest you try out GS GMT's. I'm sure you will find a model that will suit your taste. Plus they have a lot of models in 39mm. I have the SBGM221 and I love it! 😉

I have seen GS GMTs, I believe my dad has the same one, the Ivory dial if I’m not mistaken. But it still isn’t a Travelers GMT unfortunately 😕, but it does look great!

***correction: just realized that it is a true/travelers GMT! Thanks for clearing that up, I’m looking into other GS GMTs now as well! They‘re pretty pricey too haha

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Damelv

I have seen GS GMTs, I believe my dad has the same one, the Ivory dial if I’m not mistaken. But it still isn’t a Travelers GMT unfortunately 😕, but it does look great!

***correction: just realized that it is a true/travelers GMT! Thanks for clearing that up, I’m looking into other GS GMTs now as well! They‘re pretty pricey too haha

Oh but it is a true/traveller's GMT my friend. I believe all GS GMTs are traveller's GMT. The only Seiko I know of that is a caller's GMT is the new 5KX GMTs. 

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You may like my San Marco GMT+- 

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Set your home time in the hour window at 11:00.  Set the time zone you are currently in on the hands.  When you change time zones a push of the button at 2:00 advances the hour hand by one.  The pusher at 8:00 reduces the time by one hour.  Many of the San Marcos are 35 mm cases and they come in tons of colors and designs.  They also sell highly discounted since the trend went to larger diameter watches

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I'm a proud owner of the Grand Seiko GMT SBGM221.  It's 39.5mm which fits very well any wrist ~6.5 inches.  It's a true GMT, the case finishing is amazing like any other GS. Here's few pics (last 2 with custom strap).

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JBird7986

I know Jack Mason is getting ready to launch a True GMT using the new Miyota 9075 movement.  It’s supposed to be 11.25mm thick, but I don’t think they have released the diameter yet.  Maybe @TimeToDesign can weigh in?

Thanks! Haven’t heard of Jack Mason, will look into it!

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rodeenski

Oh but it is a true/traveller's GMT my friend. I believe all GS GMTs are traveller's GMT. The only Seiko I know of that is a caller's GMT is the new 5KX GMTs.