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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    Hello all, I have just joined Team FC and received my WorldTimer last week. In my research and from speaking to other WIS, it seems there are definitely a few variations of this piece. All of which look very similar (different strap colours, minor dial variations, etc) but not all are Limited Editions. I wish this wasnt the case as it makes the actual LE versions less "rare" (at first glance) but in general, I feel LE's are more of a marketing gimmick anyway.

    So on to what I've discovered. Now take this with a grain of salt as none of this has been verified by FC.
    My understanding is that only the versions with Moscow on the dial are part of the Limited Edition run. This is regardless of strap colour or style. There is a version, much to my amusement, with Canadian cities in place of the US cities on the LE. Being from Toronto, I would have totally bought this version but sadly, i only found out about it after i purchased my US cities version.

    Canadian timezones in red to match the maple leaf


    Regarding the model number on the case, it definitely wont be too specific as FC uses the same case on several models. But the LE versions will have the number engraved just after the 1888 pieces on the caseback. Here is mine, #1738:


    Hope this helps!
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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    IanCognito - Thank you for your message!!

    I have sent a message to FC from their website but no reply yet.

    So now I know the Worldtimer with limited edition number on the case back do exist! All of the AD I visited doesn't have that Limited Edition number anymore. I wonder what is the exact ref for the watch. Is yours the World Map dial with blue hands and blue straps? And do you also received the limited edition box and plate?

    I know it's marketing gimmick but unfortunately I am hooked on that stupid number on the case back. Case in point, I would not buy the regular version if the limited edition version is out there at the same retail price.

    Finally, can you PM me where did you get your LE?

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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    Beautiful watch there IanC. Congrats.
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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    Quote Originally Posted by bebeq_baka View Post
    IanCognito - Thank you for your message!!

    I have sent a message to FC from their website but no reply yet.

    So now I know the Worldtimer with limited edition number on the case back do exist! All of the AD I visited doesn't have that Limited Edition number anymore. I wonder what is the exact ref for the watch. Is yours the World Map dial with blue hands and blue straps? And do you also received the limited edition box and plate?

    I know it's marketing gimmick but unfortunately I am hooked on that stupid number on the case back. Case in point, I would not buy the regular version if the limited edition version is out there at the same retail price.

    Finally, can you PM me where did you get your LE?
    Yes, I have the world map dial with blued hands but black strap. I believe they all have blued hands regardless of LE or not.
    I actually bought it pre-loved from someone on WUS. It did not come with the original box or plate, so as such I got it for a very good price.
    And really, the box would just end up in my closet. It's not like I would walk around with the plate to show people it's a LE lol. Thankfully, the numbered caseback does that for me.
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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    Quote Originally Posted by blufinz52 View Post
    Beautiful watch there IanC. Congrats.
    Thank you kindly!

    Forgot to post a wristshot, so here you go!

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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    I'm green with envy :)

    So, looking at the watch, it's 2:25 local and 7:25 PM in London and 7:25 AM in New Zealand? Am I reading that right?
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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanCognito View Post
    ...My understanding is that only the versions with Moscow on the dial are part of the Limited Edition run. This is regardless of strap colour or style...
    Well that's consistent with the photo posted by bebeq_baka, which I think has Riyadh instead of Moscow, so you could be onto something there.

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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    BTW, Montblanc have announced a new world-time model for SIHH, which looks like it will be within the price range you posted. It's not available yet but details are available on the Montblanc Forum.

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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    Yup I think IanC is right. I just need to find one with Moscow on the dial now. Easier asking that way than asking AD if they have the limited edition number on the back. Some of them insist that the non-numbered case back is LE just because the catalogue said so -_-

    Thanks KAW! That Montblanc is interesting, though it doesn't have seconds marker and date. This is probably the most similar competitor with the Worldtimer classic design.


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    Re: FC Worldtimer - Comparisons?

    I love this FC Worldtimer too, but the price still on the high-side for me.

    So for a cheaper version Worldtimer complication, I came across with this 2 brand, and still can't decide which one is better:
    1) Ball Engineer Master II Diver Worldtimer

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/thou.../topics/839535

    2) Longines Master Collection GMT Worldtimer

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/thou...topics/1014590

    What u guys think? Which is better and worth to buy and more reliable?


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