Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

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    Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Hello there,

    Just wondering for those who travel, if anyone uses the bezel as time zone indicator. Like moving the 0 indicator plus or minus hours based on timezone. Anyone finds this practical or have done before?
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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Yes, you can do it with just the bezel, using the index pip as the new 12 o'clock and placing it on the appropriate hour. However, it takes some getting use to. The type bezel shown below is a bit easier to read. In fact, I use a Benrus my travel watch for just that reason.

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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Does this count, or is it cheating ?

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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Where'd you get the bezel for that Seiko?
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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    Where'd you get the bezel for that Seiko?
    Yobokies.
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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Almost defeats the need for a gmt

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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalash View Post
    Almost defeats the need for a gmt
    In my opinion, it's better.

    I can read the time off a 1 thru 12 bezel set at a different time zone just as easily as normal, and I get to keep track of my home timezone as well. Similarly, I can switch to check times in other timezones with no more than a twist of the bezel....
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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    I works, but won't you need to advance the bezel after every hour? And since most bezels are unidirectional and counter clockwise, wouldn't that mean excessive turning of the bezel?

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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Quote Originally Posted by HPoirot View Post
    I works, but won't you need to advance the bezel after every hour? And since most bezels are unidirectional and counter clockwise, wouldn't that mean excessive turning of the bezel?
    Works fine without advancing the bezel. If there's a 3 hour difference between home base and travel base the difference is always 3 hours. Same for whatever the time difference is. Takes a little practice.
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    Re: Using bezel as a second timezone indicator. Any one?

    Quote Originally Posted by HPoirot View Post
    I works, but won't you need to advance the bezel after every hour? And since most bezels are unidirectional and counter clockwise, wouldn't that mean excessive turning of the bezel?
    No you just set and forget...

    For example, using Mike's watch, it reads 10:30 in his home time zone (MDT, I assume) and he seems to have it set to also show EDT time, 12:30....

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