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I seem to have acquired another traveller’s watch!

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GMT watches - can’t leave them alone! :lol:

This one has been on the back burner for a while, but of course I have been away. I finally got it sorted last week and took delivery today.

It’s a Swiss 40 mm automatic with a dial in a favourite colour of mine. It’s a brand I have never owned, handled or to my knowledge even seen in real life before. And it has a rather interesting GMT feature, which is nothing like either the Ulysse Nardin or the Sealander.

I have been a bit busy today but I will sort out some pictures in the morning. Meanwhile, if you wish to have a guess go right ahead. 8)
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Re: I seem to have acquired another traveller’s watch!

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You’ve mentioned this brand a few times recently, so my guess is this watch:

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The gorgeous CyS Historiador, with the key of Havana as the GMT hand.


Err...no! :D

Nice try though. It’s not a brand I have mentioned at all in the context of a potential addition to the collection. Bit of a surprise, in fact, but definitely the way my tastes are going at the moment.
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I'm stumped. I would have said CyS as well.
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Looking back through your posts over the last year or so, Steve, the closest I could get is the new Brellum Wyvern; except that's 42+ mm (not 40mm). :-k :-k

Not sure that's much help.

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Sorry Steve, when I saw the title I thought you’d arrived home from your recent holiday only to find someone else’s watch in your luggage!
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^^^ Excellent, Gary! :lol: :clap:

It’s a bit difficult to guess. Very solid and sensible, not at all dressy, definitely a GODO/GADA watch (I did that just for you!). This seems to be the road I’m going down at the moment.

Pics later, but I’m on a busy couple of days.
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Here we go. I’ve been asked to work today so slightly flying around (‘scuse pun). 8)

Glycine Airman Double Twelve. Not the 24 hour version, which I probably would struggle to cope with. Essentially a nice simple three hander with an interesting bezel arrangement. Bezel can be rotated to indicate second time zone (12 hour - currently showing East European Time). You then lock the bezel by using the crown at 4 o’clock, and it is adjustable to show any time zone in the world, even the ones with weird offsets. Another very legible and useful watch. Not a brand I had really considered until someone suggested it to me. It took a bit of thinking about but I’m really impressed with the quality and finish. I’m pretty well sorted with dress watches and chronographs now, and these GMT/world time watches seem to be the way I’m going these days.

I’m now a bit spoilt for choice with travelling watches. I might have to compromise my principles at Christmas and take two to Cyprus!

The dial is a lovely dégradé blue. I will get some better pictures out and about tomorrow, including the movement through the case back.

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Very nice Steve, that’s a bit of a hidden classic there and IMO the degrade black/blue is lovely (and yes, I’ll agree a photo showing that particular detail is well warranted). I’ve looked at various 24 hr models and while very cool, the difference might well do my head in, so I can appreciate the 12hr version.

Mind you, you’ve had the Meistersinger for some time and you managed that, where I’m not sure I could; I once owned a watch with no second hand and it bothered me so much that I had a second hand fitted, don’t know how I’d handle no minute hand, so I’m probably not a good one for a 24hr dial.

I’m impressed with your growing range Steve; from small and gold to big and bold and all stops in between. GADA/GODO here you come…. and I’m hoping that’ll be the last time I need to use those terms. ;)
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gaf1958 wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:53 pm I’m impressed with your growing range Steve; from small and gold to big and bold and all stops in between.
Thanks, Gary. I hardly wear the small and gold section these days, but will be keeping a couple of them. I keep saying it, but I think there is a bit of a sell-off in the pipeline before too long. Too many watches not being worn. As I have always said, I’m a wearer as opposed to a collector.
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I would have never guessed. Very nice! I guess I wasn’t aware that this type of GMT setup existed. I like it! Looking forward to pics showing off the dégradé blue dial.
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When I first joined the forum this watch would have been a light year away from something you would have worn! But here it is, and it really looks great. This is an awesome addition to your travelling collection :thumbup:
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Colour me surprised!

If you asked me to make a list of brand and people matches, I have to say Glycine and AVO would be fairly well down the pecking order.

Having said that, it's a great watch. Congrats! :)
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^^^ Totally understood! As I said in my preamble, it wasn’t a brand I had ever really thought about. I’m surprised myself but I really do like this one. Great size, comfortable and super legible.
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Congrats Steve, although I would never have guessed like most others.
The blue gradient dial is definitely the pick of the range.

I glanced at this post this morning and couldn't think of many other ways to display a 2nd timezone other than what you've already got.
12 hour bezel did (very) briefly cross my mind, but I struggled to picture you with a modified SKX on the wrist. :lol:
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