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    I need a glossary

    I've been looking at the watches here, and can't figure out what the acronyms mean.

    What does LRRP and UTC stand for?

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    Re: I need a glossary

    Quote Originally Posted by suginami View Post
    I've been looking at the watches here, and can't figure out what the acronyms mean.

    What does LRRP and UTC stand for?
    LRRP = Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
    UTC = Universal Time Coordinated an alternate term for GMT or Greenwich Mean Time

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    Re: I need a glossary

    So UTC refers to the bezel.

    What does it mean when people refer to a UTC bracelet?

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    Re: I need a glossary

    Quote Originally Posted by suginami View Post
    So UTC refers to the bezel.

    What does it mean when people refer to a UTC bracelet?
    Maybe the bracelet of a Sinn UTC type watch?

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    Re: I need a glossary

    Glossary help needed.

    what does "TTT" in reply to an offer for sale mean?

    Thanks

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    Re: I need a glossary

    To The Top, making sure your ad is on top of the page for some time. Often, forum moderators only allow one TTT posting per 24hrs.

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    Re: I need a glossary

    Quote Originally Posted by suginami View Post
    So UTC refers to the bezel.

    What does it mean when people refer to a UTC bracelet?
    UTC (or GMT, if you wish) watches allow for people to track two different times in two different time zones. Handy for pilots, world travelers, military and James Bond wannabees. The Rolex GMT, or - in our case - the LRRP, achieve this with a 4th hand on the dial, and then you set the bezel so it reflects the time in that other zone using that 4th hand AS INDICATED on the outer bezel.

    A UTC BAND accomplishes the same thing - knowing the time in another time zone - by simply putting a second watch into the band. Breitling in most famous for this, and an example of a UTC band can be seen HERE:

    BREITLING Windrider Two tones Chronomat UTC B13047 Timeless Watches – New and preowned authentic luxury timepieces – Montreal

    You can, of course, make your own UTC band by putting a second smaller watch on any watch band. Since most people think that's a bit overkill, they simply try to remember the time difference back home and call it a day. I for one just always leave my watch set to home time if I'm travelling for less than 4-5 days, since I can always try to fool myself, but my body still knows what time it is back home.
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    and lots of other vintage stuff.

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