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    Give me your thoughts on these Chrono+GMTs!

    All are killer watches with my favorite complications. One of them might be in my future this year... thoughts please!

    Sinn 144 St Diapal:
    +200m water resistance
    +perfect form factor (small lug to lug, only 14.5mm thick)
    +hideable 12 hr GMT hand to clean up dial when not needed
    -hefty premium for Diapal
    -service only through Sinn or RGM
    -top grade 7750, not chronometer certified (but still north of $3k)

    Bremont ALT1-ZT:
    +I like Bremont's hardened case and trip-tik
    +Bremont has outstanding customer service
    +Chronometer
    +Love the look of the ZT/51 but unsure if the silver subdials overpower the rest of the watch. In some pictures they appear brighter than the hands. The regular ZT looks great too.
    -Bremont has had a run of poor quality control. Don't want to have to use the outstanding customer service.
    -A little thick

    Dodane Type 21: (not a GMT but some variants have a GMT bezel which works for me)
    ++Flyback!!
    +Excellent build quality
    +Actual military heritage
    -Modular chrono (unsure if the additional power demands limit the life of the base movement)... slop when setting time.
    -Not much of a support network
    -Bracelet isn't easily available

    I'd throw in the Dodane Type 23 since that's even cleaner, but a fellow forum member told me the lug to lug killed it for his 6.5" wrist (same size as me). They do look pretty big and stick out in almost every picture I've seen.

    Let's pretend they all cost exactly the same and I don't care about how much of a hit they'll take on the used market. They'll all be awful on the used market...

    Thoughts please!

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    Re: Give me your thoughts on these Chrono+GMTs!

    That Bremont looks good to me. Dodane I like the least just because I HATE chrono with 30 minutes totalizer only which it appear to have.
    Chronic flipper...


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    Re: Give me your thoughts on these Chrono+GMTs!

    Get a Speedy
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    Re: Give me your thoughts on these Chrono+GMTs!

    The only Speedy I like is the Speedmaster '57, but without seeing it in the flesh I'd fear my 6.5" wrist can't handle the long straight lugs.

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    Re: Give me your thoughts on these Chrono+GMTs!

    Dodane also has three register chronos. This one has a GMT bezel.

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    Re: Give me your thoughts on these Chrono+GMTs!

    Quote Originally Posted by zuckermania View Post
    Dodane also has three register chronos. This one has a GMT bezel.

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    man, the date just ruins it for me. i like it otherwise.

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    Re: Give me your thoughts on these Chrono+GMTs!

    Given only those choices, the Bremont with dark sub-dials is the most attractive.
    How about a Breitling Chronomat GMT ? comes in several sizes......

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