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For those of you with GTM watches, how do you use the dual time function? Did you buy it as a travel watch? Perhaps you do business in multiple timezones? Or you just think it looks cool and don't actually use the 4th hand at all.

A similar question could be applied to things like bezels on dive watches. Do you actually use the bezel to time things, or is it more an asthetic vestigial organ of the designs past?

Personally, my lifelong best friend is in the armed forces and we communicate daily, so I keep the timezone of his current deployment location set to all my watches that have dual time options. I also find myself often using the timing bezel on my dive watches both to keep track of elapsed time/countdowns AND a mnemonic device to remember tasks, as I'm so fond of most of the watches I wear I can't help but keep sneaking glances at my wrist constantly, so it's easy to be reminded of whatever it is I'm timing

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It鈥檚 really just show and added visual interest for the watch bc by the time my eyes wander to the secondary time zone or the bezel I鈥檝e already done the math in my head.

I found a flaw in the mechanical GMT function. It doesn't know the time difference between two countries. YOU have to set it! So basically you tell it the time difference so it can tell you the time difference 馃

Watches are pretty useless 98% of the time in my opinion. So for me watches are a fun hobby with tons of history and a fashion accessory for men. If I wanted an actual tool watch I would get a Seiko Astron, Citizen Promaster with atomic timing and world timer, Also Casio has some nice options. A Rolex GMT or any GMT are just fun. I think google (even offline) can tell me the time faster around the world vs looking at this tiny dial and bezel:

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Watches are pretty useless 98% of the time in my opinion. So for me watches are a fun hobby with tons of history and a fashion accessory for men. If I wanted an actual tool watch I would get a Seiko Astron, Citizen Promaster with atomic timing and world timer, Also Casio has some nice options. A Rolex GMT or any GMT are just fun. I think google (even offline) can tell me the time faster around the world vs looking at this tiny dial and bezel:

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Yeah, I have a Casio Rangeman which is what gave me the "tool watch" bug, I just enjoy utilizing old tools as well haha

I tell myself that it鈥檚 because I鈥檝e got close friends and family overseas and I want to keep track of the time for phone valls, but really I just think it looks cool. And for me the dive bezel is just a fidget spinner.

I really like the idea of a gmt function, and the look of them, but in practice it鈥檚 hardly something I ever use.

I use the timing bezel everyday. Sure, the capabilities of my diver exceed my daily needs, but I really like that it has a timing feature, and is super handy. Plus it can take a beating 馃憤

I would like to have a GMT watch in the future, but for now I will use my bezel. I use the bezel like this: if time zone is 2 hours ahead, I put the triangle on the 2. If the time zone is behind me then I move it the appropriate position back. Like the 10 in the example. Then I just add or subtract the number from my current time zone. Poor man鈥檚 GMT using the bezel馃憡馃徎

Love the Relax! Just visited their site and might just have to order one. 馃コ

But GMT鈥檚 are just a cool complication. Pretty useless for most.

I set the GMT hand to UTC time, and since it's a caller GMT, I set the bezel to local time, which makes setting the bezel, like two hours ahead or back fairly easy.

If I had a caller gmt with a fixed bezel, I'd probably keep it set at local time so it can serve as a 24 hour indicator (handy for the times of the year where 7am and 7pm are both super dark), and so it can also serve as a solar compass