World Timer Watches below 40mm or below 48mm lug to lug???

As asked above, are there any good worldtimer watches below 40mm?? I know of the Farer ones but would like so hear your input!

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https://www.casio.com/us/watches/casio/product.AE-1200WH-1AV/

I'm not being sarcastic at all. You can set 3 different timezones on first screen, plus one more that's easy to scroll through on second screen. Every time I think, I should get a gmt I remind myself that I have one of these. A bit over 40 mm wide, but definitely under 58mm lug to lug.

For an analog watch it would be hard for me to recommend one, those tend to be out of my price range. Although I keep looking at analog watches with a "caller gmt" function.

Nomos Zurich world time. 39mm

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44mm lug to lug, 9mm thick. Super nice titanium, sapphire, solar, etc.

Really pretty grey dial in person.

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The world time is more useful as a second time zone.

You can have the second time zone on the bottom display.

And you can scroll through many cities. It's just much faster to Google than scroll a big list. So that's why I say more usable as a second time zone rather than a true world time.

And as with many watches it doesn't know when to switch daylight savings on and off. I set repeating reminders on my Google calendar.

My new one has a super sweet city switcher where you point the seconds hand to one of 12 cities on the bezel. Each city is one of the 12 time zones. So for example for Jerusalem I would select Athens on the bezel.

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But it's 54mm lug to lug. 馃槀

I can barely wear it on my 6.7" wrist but luckily I do love big watches.

FC Highlife Worldtimer

https://frederiqueconstant.com/watches/collection/manufacture/manufacture_highlife-worldtimer/fc-718n4nh6b/?v=3a52f3c22ed6

It is a tad over 40 mm (41 mm), but should be below 48 mm lug-to-lug (45 mm, if I remember correctly).

Here is a real life shot of it:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/Eike001/posts/wruw-2024-04-18-c128cc7e-1dqisxqp-388182

My Mido Decompression Worldtimer comes in just under with a 47mm lug to lug.

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My other 2 worldtimers have 40mm diameter and 48 lug to lug. Zodiac Super Sea Wolf World Time

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And Raymond Weil Freelancer gmt Worldtimer

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I鈥檇 say that despite the specs the Zodiac actually wears best. The RW feels quite big but because of how it looks it鈥檚 my favourite.

The Junghans Meister Worldtimer is around 40mm.

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Bzilla

https://www.casio.com/us/watches/casio/product.AE-1200WH-1AV/

I'm not being sarcastic at all. You can set 3 different timezones on first screen, plus one more that's easy to scroll through on second screen. Every time I think, I should get a gmt I remind myself that I have one of these. A bit over 40 mm wide, but definitely under 58mm lug to lug.

For an analog watch it would be hard for me to recommend one, those tend to be out of my price range. Although I keep looking at analog watches with a "caller gmt" function.

I have the Casio world timer and find it difficult for multiple time zones. Not super intuitive for me. Like it as a daily driver type tho.

ronups

I have the Casio world timer and find it difficult for multiple time zones. Not super intuitive for me. Like it as a daily driver type tho.

Good point! I've been wearing a Casio since I was like 14 so I'm used to those watches being quirky af.

The Batavi GeoGraaf is 39.5mm

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Check out the 40mm DIA x 44mm LTL Lesablier LS-04 Travelgraph. It has a modified traveler's GMT (Miyota 9075) that shows the actual time in each city (with arrows indicating DST time). It's on preorder discount for year-end delivery.

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The Tsao Baltimore BaltPilot is 40 x 48 and available now.

You might find some other interesting choices in my piece about world timer cities.