Ok Lets talk GMTs,

As everyone knows 2022 was the year of the GMT or so it seemed, which isn't a bad thing, and it seems that there are going to be plenty more GMT offerings in 2023 or at least that is my prediction.

So lets talk GMTs in general.

I am not an owner of a GMT though I have one on my wishlist. I find that I personally like the "caller" GMTs better than the "true" or "travelers" GMT just because I am not someone who jets off to different countries very often if at all but my work does take me to timezones next door so I do have a use case for GMT or dual timezone watches.

I am a person who doesn't want a date window on my GMT as I like my hour markers (4:30 dates ftw). I don't like the symmetry of my watch being messed with.

So my vote goes to the Vaer G7 Meridian GMT for no date and monochromatic offerings. Swiss Movement, Sapphire Crystal, and a price that doesn't make you consider refinancing your house to add to your collection 馃槀.

That being said if I felt like I needed a date window I would go with the Maen Hudson GMT for its size, 6 o clock date, and very nice finishing and price. If they offered a no date version I probably would be ordering one soon as I could scrape up the money.

So folks what are your picks and why do you own or have said GMT watch on your wishlist. My caveat here is lets keep the convo to watches you would actually purchase and you can afford (even if you have to save up like me). Something you're serious about. Of course if you already own it then your good lol. Just to make the convo reasonable and interesting 馃檪

Best GMT is a G-shock. Thing can go through metal detectors, can risk being seen in public w/o drawing attention from pickpockets, can go hiking, can go in water.

I also have a Grand Seiko GMT that I bought on a impulse. Still trying to figure out why I pressed "add to cart" 馃ぃ

Cometman

Best GMT is a G-shock. Thing can go through metal detectors, can risk being seen in public w/o drawing attention from pickpockets, can go hiking, can go in water.

I also have a Grand Seiko GMT that I bought on a impulse. Still trying to figure out why I pressed "add to cart" 馃ぃ

My Lady collects G-Shocks and roped me into the G-Shock runaway train 馃槀 I have grown to love them and am wearing one right now. An MTG B3000 may be my next purchase in fact 馃槈馃憤

Edek_Hawker

My Lady collects G-Shocks and roped me into the G-Shock runaway train 馃槀 I have grown to love them and am wearing one right now. An MTG B3000 may be my next purchase in fact 馃槈馃憤

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Also currently wearing a gshock 馃槀 weather app said it was going to rain, gshock by default.

I have the BBPro The jumping hour hand was a big win and I love the aesthetics. Brushed steel, black dial with yellow hits and big white-ish lume plots. It鈥檚 so simple yet effective!

My dream GMT is the Pepsi GMT Master II. The funds are available but the phone hasn鈥檛 rung yet.. nor do I expect it to any time soon 馃う馃徎鈥嶁檪锔

I got the Phoibos Voyager gmt after hearing how well people were talking about the Seiko 5 gmt. The Phoibos uses the same gmt movement the NH34 (not a true gmt) but it鈥檚 smaller, I think it looks better and is more affordable.

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And I鈥檝e got the Citizen Promaster gmt as I wanted a true gmt but didn鈥檛 want to pay mechanical true gmt prices.

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I don't own a GMT watch. I think they are super cool, but I don't do any business outside of my current time zone and I don't travel often, so the feature isn't that useful to me. I also have an Omega Aqua Terra that has the jumping hour feature so that's been my travel watch historically. I get pretty much the same thing a GMT would give to me (visually) with the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date. I honestly don't see myself getting a GMT anytime soon unless I really am captivated by the design. But isn't that why we buy watches in the first place, because of the way it looks?

The GMT complication is by far my favorite. I currently have three GMTs -- two caller (a Glycine Airman DC-4 and a TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time) and a traveler's (BB GMT). I find the traveler's function to be far more useful than the caller's function, and now that the Miyota 9075 is on the scene, I expect to be able to pick them up more reasonably going forward. Next up on the GMT acquisition list are something from the GS SBGE series (I want that blissfully smooth Spring Drive sweep) and something with a 9075 in it (I'm keeping my eye on Zelos, which is supposedly launching a Mako GMT powered by it).

My only GMT is my Parnis GMT. It cost me about 拢50 and despite coming on the shittiest bracelet I have ever seen and adjusting the movement is incredibly wonky, it is a pretty solid performer. I see no reason why I should a better one yet. Maybe GMT's aren't my thing

Cometman

Best GMT is a G-shock. Thing can go through metal detectors, can risk being seen in public w/o drawing attention from pickpockets, can go hiking, can go in water.

I also have a Grand Seiko GMT that I bought on a impulse. Still trying to figure out why I pressed "add to cart" 馃ぃ

I only recently discovered on my gshock with updated U module, that in world time section pressing both top buttons at the same time switches between local time and alternate time zone and back again.

What a great feature!

I travel for work. Not as much as I used to before COVID but a fair bit still. When I travel within the US, I don't even change the time even though I'm wearing a GMT watch. 馃榾 I do change it when I travel abroad.

(I was doing some yard work over the weekend but decided that I needed to wear a GMT watch because ... you know the timezone change from my house to the backyard.)

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I do like the look of GMT's but not sure if I would buy one. Most Casio's have dual time if its really important (I have one). Another alternative is a watch that you can change the hour hand forwards/backwards as you travel while not stopping the time, my old Omega quartz does this and its a great function when travelling time zones. Another wild idea is some rather rudimentary mental arithmetic, hey I am in the UK, what's the time in NY? take away 6 hours. I am not being negative I am sure for some a GMT really useful but for most its kind of not necessary, for me anyway. But I do like the look! and on trend at the moment (nor sure if being on trend is good or bad).

I was going to post what was turning out to be long, so I'll just suggest that if you really only need to track two time zones, you might consider looking for a simple 3-hander with a 12-hour bezel. As others have pointed out, without the extra hand and more complicated movement, they should be cheaper to have serviced with the time comes; depending on the movement of course. I still like my Longines Spirit Zulu time the most, but my Q Timex Reissue 38mm is very handy as well

jcRUwithMe

I travel for work. Not as much as I used to before COVID but a fair bit still. When I travel within the US, I don't even change the time even though I'm wearing a GMT watch. 馃榾 I do change it when I travel abroad.

(I was doing some yard work over the weekend but decided that I needed to wear a GMT watch because ... you know the timezone change from my house to the backyard.)

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That鈥檚 a great GMT! If it had a rotating bezel you could track 3 time zones. Seiko might be the only company that puts a 24 hour scale on the rehaut.

I have a Jack Mason Strat-o-timer in order, traveler鈥檚 GMT, I travel a little bit but also have colleagues on my team around the world. Is a GMT needed? No, but then again, are wrist watches?

Recently bought my first GMT. I wanted one bc my son is about to go off to college in the fall. This way I'll always know what time it is for him, in case I need to call or get in touch. Also bc I think they're cool, and this one is great-looking (if you can excuse the date window, which I like).

https://usd.farer.com/products/lander-midnight