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    An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    Can anyone recommend a watch which updates the time automatically when I travel to a different timezone?
    I believe certain G-Shocks do this but I wondered if there is anything a little smarter looking as it will usually be worn with a suit.

    Budget of up to 1000 (approx $1600).

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikiejack View Post
    Can anyone recommend a watch which updates the time automatically when I travel to a different timezone?
    I believe certain G-Shocks do this but I wondered if there is anything a little smarter looking as it will usually be worn with a suit.

    Budget of up to 1000 (approx $1600).

    Thank you in advance
    Sorry, no G-Shock has this feature.

    In fact, I am unaware of any watch that automatically changes time zone. The wearer must tell the watch its location (time zone) for the time to be correctly displayed.

    The clocks on most cell phones do this, but that is because they can be tied to a relatively short distance from a relay tower.

    Maybe with the advent of newer GPS watch technology we will have this feature in the future, but given the vaguaries of local DST/Standard time observance, I tend to doubt it.

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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    I own two atomic-signal Casios, and I have to set the time zone in them manually. The problem is that the atomic clock signals are centrally generated and span several time zones, and the signal looks the same everywhere. I don't know of any watch that can sense longitude. It there were one, that would be very cool! Indeed, cell-phones trump watches in this feature.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

    "The new servant of the sun has aspirations to become its master. A prosthetic device, yes: worn on the wrist, watches tie people to the celestial clockwork. Hundreds of millions of them, lying in what pockets, on what wrists, under what sleeves, revolve in time with it. Yet although they watch the sun, watches have established a kind of independence. They tick as remorselessly through the night as through the day, through the winter as through the summer, as though their environment is not going through vast changes in each 24 hours and each year. These perturbations are part of the lives of all other animals, but people have been encouraged by their clocks to ignore the daily and seasonal cycles and to pretend that there is nothing to contend with but metronome-paced linear time. We appear to have caged the sun inside a machine." Michael Young, The Metronomic Society, p. 204

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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    That's a shame I missunderstood the feature as it would be so useful.

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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    My MTG910 will I used it when I went to Moldova last year..
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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    Yes, it would be a really cool feature. On the other hand, it's very easy to change time zone manually on the Casio's. Casio has some nice looking non-G-Shock watches which are radio controlled. Look for example at the WVH-100D-1AER.

    Citizen has radio controlled watches too and probably there are some more brands, but I only have experience with the Casio's and they work fine.

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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    Quote Originally Posted by CASD View Post
    My MTG910 will I used it when I went to Moldova last year..
    No. It will not.

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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    As others have posted, the closest you are going to get to that feature would be a watch where you can alter the time zone upon arrival. Citizen has quite a few watches with this feature (Chrono Time AT is an example) where you just have to adjust the time zone and the watch will change. Unfortunately, it's not automatic but it is pretty close since it is just a one step change.
    Tudor: Heritage Chrono Blue

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    Bell & Ross: BR0392-BL-ST

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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    No. It will not.

    Sorry.
    Your right I had to push a button to switch to Moscow time, so it's manual not Auto....
    G-Shocks:
    GDF-100
    G7900 in Blue
    Wenger

    Commando 7072
    Vostok

    Amphibian Std
    Amphibian Ministry 710395 (Lost :( )
    Amphibian Ministry 710059(Blue Scuba Dude)
    Citizen:
    Gold Eco-Drive Dress
    1995 Citizen Wingman

    Qmax
    Lorus
    Mickey Mouse
    Eddie Bauer
    V8VD62
    Android
    Octupus Quartz (Blue)
    RPM (Orange)

    Invicta
    ProDiver Auto 1001
    Fossil
    FS-4577 Dual Time Dress(tank)



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    Re: An auto time updating watch for a traveller?

    Some of the Casio Waveceptors are good.
    I have one with proper lugs that allows me to change straps...

    Black Leather...


    Brown Leather...


    Maybe even a Nato...

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