How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

# Thread: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

1. ## How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

I'd like to know how to use a standard dive timing bezel to quickly convert to a time zone that is behind the current time.

Like let's say I'm currently in a place and I want to know the time of a place that is 6 hours behind. How do I make the conversion quickly with a bezel?

I've searched for it. But I can only find how to covert if the 2nd time zone is ahead.

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2. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

check this out:

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I too use my SD to read a 2nd time zone but in a different way!

I'm currently living in Turks and Caicos which is 5 hours behind home time (UK) so I set 60 on the bezel at 7. As there are 6(0) minutes on the bezel and 12 hours in the day, all I have to do check the time back home is see where the hour is pointing on the bezel and times 2!

eg with triangle set at 7 when hour hand is at 7 it's 00 (midday/midnight)

when hour hand is at 11, it points to 20 on the bezel...20 x 2 is 40 therefore 4 o'clock

when hour hand is at 2, it points to 35 on the bezel...35 x 2 is 70 therefore 7 o'clock

Sounds complicated but after a couple of times you can read the second time zone instantaneously.
there are different methods. it just the one that makes it easier for you.

3. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

Originally Posted by MontRoyal
I'd like to know how to use a standard dive timing bezel to quickly convert to a time zone that is behind the current time.

Like let's say I'm currently in a place and I want to know the time of a place that is 6 hours behind. How do I make the conversion quickly with a bezel?

I've searched for it. But I can only find how to covert if the 2nd time zone is ahead.
Turn the bezel so 0 hour is at 6.
Hour hand x 2 = new time.
Switch AM to PM or PM to AM.

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5. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

Steps to finding a solution:

1. Drive to your local watch dealer

2. Plug meter

3. Set bezel so that you don't get a parking ticket

4. Walk inside, buy a GMT watch

5. Enjoy your new watch and be happy you had a good excuse to buy a new watch

6. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

Originally Posted by Toothbras
Steps to finding a solution:

1. Drive to your local watch dealer

2. Plug meter

3. Set bezel so that you don't get a parking ticket

4. Walk inside, buy a GMT watch

5. Enjoy your new watch and be happy you had a good excuse to buy a new watch
Hahahahaha. Maybe you're onto something....

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7. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

Originally Posted by yankeexpress
Turn the bezel so 0 hour is at 6.
Hour hand x 2 = new time.
Switch AM to PM or PM to AM.
Okay I figured it out now. Thank you!

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8. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

You can also divide the bezel minute marker that the hour hand is pointing at by 5. eg Hour hand is pointing at 35 means 35/5=7oclock.

9. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

Nice I just learnt something new!

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10. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

Hour hand x 2 = new time.
The problem is, once you're doing basic math to read the bezel, you could be doing the same basic math in your head to get the answer just as easily.

11. ## Re: How to use timing bezel for 2nd time zone that is behind?

Originally Posted by Likestheshiny
The problem is, once you're doing basic math to read the bezel, you could be doing the same basic math in your head to get the answer just as easily.
Or easier.

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