Is the Sellita SW220-1 a "true" GMT movement
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    Is the Sellita SW220-1 a "true" GMT movement

    Moderator: Please close this thread. I've made an error and misread the dial on the Eterna. What I thought was a GMT register, is only a date indicator. I'm an idiot and throw myself on the mercy of the forum.

    I'm interested in adding another GMT to my collection and I've really liked the Eterna line for some time. To get an Eterna GMT would kill two birds with one stone. Add to that, Jomashop has it now at $595, and it's almost a no brainer. So why the thread, you ask?

    I currently have two "GMT" watches in my collection, and I don't consider either of them a "true GMT." Without trying to rehash an old thread, my definition of the term is a movement that allows the wearer to move the hour hand independently of the minute hand and do so without hacking. Also, the date must be tied to the hour hand, not the GMT hand.

    My current GMTs are the Ball Engineer Master II Aviator GMT and the FC Vintage Rally Healey GMT. The Ball watch has an independently movable GMT hand and the date is controlled by the hour hand. The FC has an independently movable hour hand but the date is controlled by the GMT hand.

    So does anyone have knowledge of this movement? Does it have an independently movable hour had that also controls the date function?

    Since no thread is complete without pics, here you go. Since I suck at photography, I stole all images from the interwebs.

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    Moderator: Please close this thread. I've made an error and misread the dial on the Eterna. What I thought was a GMT register, is only a date indicator. I'm an idiot and throw myself on the mercy of the forum.
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    Re: Is the Sellita SW220-1 a "true" GMT movement

    Sorry I can't help with your problem, but just have to say, this is the first Kontiki I like!
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    Re: Is the Sellita SW220-1 a "true" GMT movement

    I'm not sure about the movement, but all nice looking watches.
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    Re: Is the Sellita SW220-1 a "true" GMT movement

    Moderator: Please close this thread. I've made an error and misread the dial on the Eterna. What I thought was a GMT register, is only a date indicator. I'm an idiot and throw myself on the mercy of the forum.
    I can totally see how you did that. I mean, there aren't 31 hours in a day, but once you already think that's a GMT dial it's pretty easy to keep seeing it that way.

    But, at least I can answer your question: no, it's not
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    Re: Is the Sellita SW220-1 a "true" GMT movement

    Think the SW-220 is a clone of the ETA2893, neither of which are true GMT.

    Wearer has to stop the movement to change time zone hour. The GMT hand does quickset, not the hour hand.

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    Re: Is the Sellita SW220-1 a "true" GMT movement

    Quote Originally Posted by chefmhf View Post
    Moderator: Please close this thread. I've made an error and misread the dial on the Eterna. What I thought was a GMT register, is only a date indicator. I'm an idiot and throw myself on the mercy of the forum.

    I'm interested in adding another GMT to my collection and I've really liked the Eterna line for some time. To get an Eterna GMT would kill two birds with one stone. Add to that, Jomashop has it now at $595, and it's almost a no brainer. So why the thread, you ask?

    I currently have two "GMT" watches in my collection, and I don't consider either of them a "true GMT." Without trying to rehash an old thread, my definition of the term is a movement that allows the wearer to move the hour hand independently of the minute hand and do so without hacking. Also, the date must be tied to the hour hand, not the GMT hand.

    My current GMTs are the Ball Engineer Master II Aviator GMT and the FC Vintage Rally Healey GMT. The Ball watch has an independently movable GMT hand and the date is controlled by the hour hand. The FC has an independently movable hour hand but the date is controlled by the GMT hand.

    So does anyone have knowledge of this movement? Does it have an independently movable hour had that also controls the date function?

    Since no thread is complete without pics, here you go. Since I suck at photography, I stole all images from the interwebs.

    Name:  FC dial.jpg
Views: 970
Size:  34.9 KBName:  ball-aviator-gmt.jpg
Views: 958
Size:  54.6 KBName:  Eterna KonTiki GMT.jpg
Views: 956
Size:  390.7 KB

    Moderator: Please close this thread. I've made an error and misread the dial on the Eterna. What I thought was a GMT register, is only a date indicator. I'm an idiot and throw myself on the mercy of the forum.
    I also thought that the "four hands" meant a GMT complication. My favourite GMT watch is the Fortis B42 diver GMT (white dial).

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    Re: Is the Sellita SW220-1 a "true" GMT movement

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Think the SW-220 is a clone of the ETA2893, neither of which are true GMT.

    Wearer has to stop the movement to change time zone hour. The GMT hand does quickset, not the hour hand.
    I'm pretty sure that the SW220-1 is a clone of the ETA 2836-2.

    Quote Originally Posted by chefmhf View Post
    Moderator: Please close this thread. I've made an error and misread the dial on the Eterna. What I thought was a GMT register, is only a date indicator. I'm an idiot and throw myself on the mercy of the forum.
    Ok. Everyone is being very kind to you so I guess I may as well just close it.

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