Personally, if this ends up in an islander, Lorier, or Baltic they can just take my money.
Is it a jumping hour movement like the Rolex Exp II ?
If so then that's a pretty great development!
This new movement is the only reason I have not pulled the trigger on the new Seiko GMT.
I am intrigued to see if this turns out in some smaller watch.
Up until now it's been fitted to the Bulova Wilton, and the Lip Ski Nautic GMT. It seems it will also be fitted to the soon-to-be-available new Zeppelin Atlantic automatic. The problem (for me)? We're looking at 43mm, 41mm and 42mm respectively, and although my wrist isn't too slender for these, and the Lip is somewhat compelling with its dual crown compressor case, I personally prefer the 36-40mm range.
Furthermore, if I wanted a 42mm true GMT I would have probably opted for Mido's Multifort Dual Time with its ETA 80 hour power reserve, currently retailing for a similar price - it's a very well made watch with an excellent caliber.
We will see. My understanding is that this movement only being released to certain manufacturers for now so it may be hard to come by for a while. Additionally, Miyota movements are lower priced, which is good, but the other side of the coin is that servicing them is not cost effective. I’m not sure I would want one in a higher priced watch under those circumstances.
I want to speak to the person who thought it was a great idea to release that watch in this size. I want to understand what is going on in that person's head.
"🤔 bigger, yes, bigger... more watch for the money... more good... yeeeesssss"
Really excited to see what the microbrands do with this movement. My money is ready. The jumping hour 🙌
It is. That's why it's so exciting.
It is a true gmt movement so yes!
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