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    42 mm (or more everywhere)...searching a smaller GMT affordable watch

    Hello,

    I just read an interesting discussion that was bumped about GMT watches (Reasonably Priced Automatic GMT Watches). I told to myself “great exactly what I am looking for” and got through all suggestions to confirm that the size trend continues: almost every brand mentioned there only offer 42mm or more case size options. I have a small wrist and already tried some 42 mm watches and they look ridiculous on my wrist (read intead: it is I who looks ridiculous ��).

    I really like how the GMT is implemented in the RolesGMT Master II: by moving the rotating bezel I can have a third-time zone if the 24-hour hand is placed at UTC. I only need to now the difference between othercities and London.

    I do not ask to stops the trend but at least (as CW does) offer a smaller version. Here are some of the brands mentioned in the thread:

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    Steinhardt GMT: 42 mm

    - Bernhardt GMT: 42 mm
    - Squale Atmos 30: 42 mm
    - Tag Heuer Formula 1: 41 mm (maybe but the bezel doesnot rotate, so no third timezone)
    - Hamilton khaki/Jazzmaster GMT: 42 mm
    - Oris: 44 or 45 mm
    - Archimedes GMT: 42 mm
    - Longines conquest GMT: 41 mm (maybe but the bezel doesnot rotate)

    … and so on. And I like many of them but the size ismy deal breaker. Nevertheless, the thread helped me to consider three options:

    - Christopher Ward: offers a comfortable 38 mm and alsois a diver at 600 meters
    - Parnis homage: it can be found at around $100, so notmuch to lose.
    - Orient GMT Seeker: it is 41.5 and it implement thethird time zone really originally, it its own way: internal rotating ring and afixed 24 hours scale, but it seems really huge.

    No many options for small wrists. If the Steinhardt or Bernhardt were at 40 mm. they would have been my choices (they are really close to the original they are doing homage to
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    So, any other suggestions I could consider. What do you think?

    Regards,

    Miguel
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    The Chris Ward GMT is a lovely watch and would encourage anyone to get it. It you’re really limited for space on your wrist then you may indeed find the Seeker a bit on the big side. It’s a wonderful watch though.
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    Re: 42 mm (or more everywhere)...searching a smaller GMT affordable watch

    Glycine Airman 18 comes in at 39mm. Good value.


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    Airman 18

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    Re: 42 mm (or more everywhere)...searching a smaller GMT affordable watch

    Nomos Tangomat GMT or Nomos Zürich Weltzeit or Nomos Zürich Weltzeit Nachtblau - 40mm - all based on the same inhouse caliber 5201.

    Alas no moving bezel, BUT they keep track of one time at the 3 O'clock position (typically your home time), and by pressing the button at 2 O'clock, you can flit through the other time zones with the city indicated and the hour hand moving accordingly.

    They are maybe dressier than you may have been looking for and I don't know if they fit your definition of affordable. But there you are:

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    Re: 42 mm (or more everywhere)...searching a smaller GMT affordable watch

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for your suggestions. Fortunately there are more options that I though. The Nomos are really beautiful pieces. I will include all your suggestions to take my decision.

    Thanks again and regards,

    Miguel

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    Re: 42 mm (or more everywhere)...searching a smaller GMT affordable watch

    What is your budget? Farer makes a 39mm gmt that's around $1400.

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    Re: 42 mm (or more everywhere)...searching a smaller GMT affordable watch

    Alpha Watch in HK makes one that wears smaller. I think its actually a 40mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDanno View Post
    What is your budget? Farer makes a 39mm gmt that's around $1400.

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    Hi,

    I was thinking no more than $ 1500. Farer is a really interesting proposition. I did not thought about them. Even though it was mentioned on the other thread. Thanks!

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    39mm





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