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    Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    Gentlemen,

    I have been silently on the lookout for a world timer that supports India time zone (which is on the GMT+5:30 timezone). I would love to have the VC Patrimony Traditionelle World Timer, but I also dont want to be an organ donor while alive .
    This shows 37 timezones compared to almost all others which has 24!

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    Since I could not find any that would be more reasonably priced that would show 37 zones, started looking for dual time watches.
    Something that I might be able to spring for is this Maurice Lacroix Pontos Decentrique GMT. Beautiful watch, love that it has moon phase as well, but looking at the details of the 2nd zone, it seems like only the hour hand can be changed thus effectively making it like most GMT watches.

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    Another one that I have looked at a lot is the Frederique-Constant World Timer. Nice looking one, in-house movement but again not fulfill my first criteria.
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    I have also looked at the IWC world timer as well as JLC dual-time, but for that I kind of money the JLC MUTs would take precedence over any world timer. I have also wandered onto the Christopher Ward website in search of this.
    I would like it to be not too big (under 42mm) and not too thick and definitely on a leather strap and have additional complications to boot

    Would welcome any suggestions!
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    Another one that I have looked at is the JLC Reverso Duo, but alas here too only the hour hand can be changed.
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    Re: Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    Any true worldtimer will work, just read off halfway between Dubai and Karachi

    I use the Ball Diver Worldtime, which has the additional ability to dial in the half hour offset by adjusting the city ring on the bezel.





    My Tissot T-touch will do it also, you can offset the digital display from the analog in 15 min increments.



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    Re: Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    A watchmaker can always offset the GMT hand on a four-hand dual-time movement by half-an-hour. Of course, now you have a GMT watch that's only good for India and Newfoundland, but if one of your zones will always be "home," then that could still work fine.

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    Re: Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    Blancpain Villeret GMT will do the job but also not cheap:
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    Re: Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orex View Post
    Blancpain Villeret GMT will do the job but also not cheap:
    oooh! Soo beautiful!! and the image clearly shows the 30min offset!

    Quote Originally Posted by ~tc~ View Post
    Any true worldtimer will work, just read off halfway between Dubai and Karachi

    I use the Ball Diver Worldtime, which has the additional ability to dial in the half hour offset by adjusting the city ring on the bezel.
    The zone would be between Karachi and Dhaka. Although I can split the zone (and since I am on Pacific timezone, conversion is much easier - just add 30mins to local PST), it is much gratifying to actually have the complication address it.
    The Ball Diver is a good looking one! I will go check out the other Ball watches now.

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    Re: Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    Quote Originally Posted by mnpwatch View Post
    The zone would be between Karachi and Dhaka. Although I can split the zone (and since I am on Pacific timezone, conversion is much easier - just add 30mins to local PST), it is much gratifying to actually have the complication address it.
    It depends on how you set the world time disc for DST. I do MORE business with Europe, so I prefer that part of the wheel to be correct/direct read ... Which makes Asia off an hour. So, for me, India time is between Karachi and Dubai. :)

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    Re: Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    My Casio digitals w/ world time can be adjusted to account for the half hour difference where it applies. My Seiko SBPB003 will do the same for all locations except Newfoundland. They aren't particularly fancy watches but they do meet the requirement.

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    Re: Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    A so-called dual time watch would be ideal for tracking time between zones with halfhour and other splits. The thread below has several good ideas. My favorite is the Ebel.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/advi...ch-931268.html

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    Re: Dual Time or world timer for half hour offsets - India zone?

    Have a look at the Tissot Navigator Heritage 160 to see if that does your job. The T Touch that TC mentions must be easy to set as I was able to do it when I looked at one in the AD's the other day.
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