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:
- 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).
So, any other suggestions I could consider. What do you think?