GMT in the $3k range?

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    GMT in the $3k range?

    I'm fairly certain I want a Seiko Ananta Spring Drive GMT. But since it would be a pretty significant chunk of change for me, I would like to see if there are other GMT watches in the same general price range (max $3.5k street price) I should consider.

    Is there another watch in the same general price range that offers what this watch offers minus, of course, the spring drive? (I'd like to stay away from ETA 2893, only because I already have a watch with this movement.) I'm talking about GMT function and a power reserve indicator. The combination of those two complications and the spring drive makes it a very compelling piece for me, but maybe there's something out there with GMT & power reserve that I didn't know about?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.
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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    There's a funky looking Anonimo and a nice looking Baume with the features you want in your range but I imagine they use the 2893.
    A crazy nice Cartier that's like 5k on ebay.
    It'd be hard to beat that Seiko you like I think.
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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    looks to me like you will be getting that seiko. i can't wait to see it
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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    Well for that price, you might want to consider a previously-loved Rolex Explorer II or GMT Master -- they can be had in that price range. Clearly doesn't have power reserve, but it's a solid movement and a classic gmt.

    Otherwise, I don't know of one and your Seiko looks great.

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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    Quote Originally Posted by GX9901 View Post
    I'd like to stay away from ETA 2893, only because I already have a watch with this movement.
    Most of the Glyince Airmen watches use the ETA 2893, but the Airman 17 uses the ETA Valgranges movement. It's a larger movement so it's not swimming in a big case like most movements are. The date wheel is also larger so the date get's pushed out as well. I'm sure there are other watches out there that use that same movement.

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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    The spring drive would be a great pick, but other GMT's in that range include a preloved Rolex GMT II, Rolex Explorer, Chopard Mille Miglia.
    Last edited by ebes101; November 10th, 2009 at 15:23.

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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    Explorer would be very nice indeed.
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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    What about the Seiko SD600? It's a huge dive watch but it also has a GMT hand and PR indicator (Spring Drive).
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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    I would go with the Explorer II. The Cartier Pasha GMT reserve might be out of your price range.

    Anonimo Firenze dual time is really cool but the dial is mad busy, dont know if thats your thing or not.
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    Re: GMT in the $3k range?

    Got another one for you to look at. Kobold Polar Surveyor. Bernard Watches has a preloved one for around $2800. Base cal Valjoux 7750.

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