Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

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    Confused Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

    I currently live far from home. TZ-difference is 9/10 hours depending on DST and even after 8 months here I still can't make these calculations in my head fast. I have to do it often each day as I keep a lot of contacts and do business with people at home.

    I like nice analog watches, but I'm not as cool as Maradona to wear two Rolex's at the same time

    So, I'm looking for a watch with 12-h second time zone function. In other words, there should be two hour-hands, both 12-h. To give a better idea, these watches have what I want:
    • JLC Master Hometime (out of budget..)
    • Sinn 356 UTC (uses Valjoux 7750, what else has central second hour-hand and is within budget?)



    So far my (only?) choice is Sinn, but hopefully WUS members will point me to other alternatives!


    My budget is up to $2k. I don't care if it's quartz/mechanic, Swiss/Japan, military/dress/diver, does data-changes correctly or not, if it has other complications or not.

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    Re: Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael the Psycho View Post
    This is ETA 2893-2 watch and the second hour-hand is 24h, not 12h. This ETA movement is very popular and there are a lot of nice and cheap watches with it, but 24h is not intuitive at all, at least for me :P

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    Re: Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

    Well, if you don't want to have a 24-hr hand, how about a second dial? They are probably a lot more common than the second 12-hr hand.

    This one is selling on Amazon for about $1800...

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    There are many more styles available from different brands, but this was one that was much easier on the eyes ;).

    http://www.amazon.com/Maurice-Lacroi...ords=dual+time
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    Re: Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

    This is certainly a nice looking watch and seems easy to read. Well worth considering. Thanks!

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    Re: Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

    whoops! its a 24h sorry :(

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    Re: Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

    Another option would be an internal rotating 12-hour bezel like this:

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    Re: Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

    I'm unsure about how easily readable the rotating bezel is.. I'll try to experiment with my diver, which has 60-markings on the bezel and see if I can quickly read the hypothetical alternative "minutes" :)

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    Buy a Diesel watch. Many of them have up to 4 different dials each independently set.
    But as mentioned, many brands make watches with 2 dials for separate time zones. Most are not expensive brands, and almost all will be quartz.


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    Re: Seeking advice on analog watch with 12-h home-time function

    Here are some other nice looking ones:

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