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    Show your worldtimers

    My two and one that i rather like.
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    I don't have one yet but I'm extremely interested in them. Not sure which one to get yrt but I love the idea.
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    Re: Show your worldtimers

    I'll add my 2 cents

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    Re: Show your worldtimers

    I'll bite.

    Darwil GMT Diver:

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    Re: Show your worldtimers

    How about a mad mad Esperanto watch the size of a dinner plate with 2 separate internal bezels and one outer. A cheap pin-lever watch trying to do everything.




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    Sorry, I don't have a World Time watch to share but they have been an interest of mine for years and I will have one eventually. I would distinguish between those watches with adjustable bezel vs time zone indication driven by the movement. For general interest, perhaps you'd enjoy some history on these marvelous watches.

    The idea to motivate a second time zone dial via the movement is credited to Swiss watchmaker Louis Cottier (1894 - 1966). His system first appeared in a Vacheron & Constantin pocket watch in 1930 and was followed by the likes of Agassiz, Rolex, and Patek.

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    Cottier's mechanism appeared in a wristwatch in 1937 for Patek Philippe, and others quickly followed.

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    But, to set the record straight, the first world time watch was an invention of Sir Sanford Fleming, a Canadian railroad pioneer. He had constructed in 1880 a pocket watch following his Standard Time concept, with 24 time zones displayed in a central rotating disk in addition to traditional hands showing local time.

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    This was a one-off and Cottier certainly deserves the credit (along with his watchmaker father, truth be told) for popularizing the idea and refining it to the familiar movement-powered outer ring of cities and regions. For as long as his patent held, Cottier actually constructed the world time mechanism at his shop in Geneva (actually Carouge, today just a neighborhood in the big city) and fitted it to the customer brand's watch. In addition, he offered a small series under his own name. The one below was presented to Patek to demonstrate the dual crown system which they eventually adopted.

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    An excellent article on Cottier can be found in Antiquorum's VOX 2002 magazine. The traditional Cottier look has a very romantic image in vintage circles, which carries forward to modern times. All big names seem to have had a World Timer on their books! I had a genuine Cottier desk clock in my sights once but couldn't negotiate an acceptable price Turns out VC purchased it for their museum so at least I know where to visit.

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    There are also these alternatives:

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    You may enjoy noting the cities displayed over the years; a great indication of the ebb and flow of world power. Montreal and the Klondike, for example, appeared regularly on World Time watches until the 1950s. Thanks for reminding us of this fascinating complication
    Tick Talk says, "A watch in the hand is worth two on the wrist"

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    Thanks Dean! Good stuff.

    Here's a beauty that I once owned; it's one of my favorites.


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    All cool in my eyes,thanks for sharing fellas.
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    Not vintage but a nicely executed complication in these Orient watches...









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    My Lanco Chrono (7733):

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