Been looking forward to my next acquisition and am starting to get itchy to execute. I travel a lot and thus wanted a GMT time piece. Ok, in reality I don't actually need the feature, since I've gotten so much practice doing it in my head, I actually just like the complication.
Initially I wanted this piece:
I really like it -- the right size at 39mm (I have small wrists) and 11mm thick. I find the rotating inner 24hr bezel neat, and it doesn't compromise the legibility. However, I realized that due to daylight savings, certain cities which do not practice daylight savings would be wrong half the year. This is important since my company has offices in Asia. Plus I already have an Evidenza and the styling would be somewhat similar.
Then I got to thinking about this one:
I really like it... I was considering it when I originally got my Longines Evidenza.
It seems the newer ones come with croco straps:
But most of my watches already have either croco strap or croco-look alike. I like the softer look of the calf skin. I was thinking of getting one with a brown strap and also ordering a black contrast-stitch calfskin strap like on the vanilla Carrera:
Thoughts? Any comparisons to be had in the same price range and movement (ETA 2893)?