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    Watches with quick-set hour hands

    While researching the differences between the various Omega AT models, I came up on something I wasn't aware of before, which is that the AT8500 has a quick-adjust hour hand, where you could jump time zones (or for DST) without stopping the seconds hand. This seems like a very useful functionality for traveling where you might want a simpler dial than a GMT. So, what other watches have this capability?
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    Re: Watches with quick-set hour hands

    Generally all true GMT's function this way, but some non GMT's do as well. For a non GMT this function is of dubious value, unless you frequently rotate wearing the watch and it is not running when you pick it up. My Omega Ploproff (non GMT) has this feature as well.
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    Re: Watches with quick-set hour hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary123 View Post
    Generally all true GMT's function this way, but some non GMT's do as well. For a non GMT this function is of dubious value, unless you frequently rotate wearing the watch and it is not running when you pick it up. My Omega Ploproff (non GMT) has this feature as well.
    Thanks that's good to know about the Ploproff. I disagree that this function isn't useful - when traveling across timezones it makes it very quick to set the correct local time.
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    Re: Watches with quick-set hour hands

    This feature can also be found on quartz watches. Luminox and even some Timex have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickle puss View Post
    This feature can also be found on quartz watches. Luminox and even some Timex have it.
    That's something I didn't think of - thanks!
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    Re: Watches with quick-set hour hands

    A lot of the newer Omegas have this, regardless of GMT complications or not.

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    Re: Watches with quick-set hour hands

    These Precidrive DS-2 high accuracy quartz have it

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    Re: Watches with quick-set hour hands

    This Alpina has an unusual quirk, its ETA-2893 GMT has an added module to allow quickset hour hand as most 2893 are quickset 24H hand. The quirk is, while the 12H hand is quickset, the Date changes when the 24H hand passes midnight!

    This is for aviators who need to know the GMT date accurately.

    The 12H only quicksets in the forward direction, the date quicksets by turning the crown backwards.


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    Re: Watches with quick-set hour hands

    Do the AT models allow you to flip the date backwards as well as forward a-la Rolex GMT II?

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    Re: Watches with quick-set hour hands

    Check out the Omega Globemaster. I owned one and it had this feature. However, the major downside I find to quickset hour hand is a lack of quickset date. That was the major thing that led to me selling it in the first place.
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