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    Re: What is your opinion on Seiko Astron vs Mechanical GMT?

    One thing I thought I would mention if looking at Astrons. They don’t seem to hold their value, and are a tough resell if you try and flip them. I definitely would be hesitant to pay anywhere near MSRP for one. I would probably shop around and probably go used where they seem to go for decent prices.
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    Re: What is your opinion on Seiko Astron vs Mechanical GMT?

    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    I currently travel with a Seiko SBQJ017 GMT--"true" quickset hour hand function, perpetual calendar, very accurate... and quartz.

    If I were going mechanical and wanted that "true" gmt function, it would be an Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage. Tried one on today, and damn... fits a lot better than I thought it would. Uh-oh...
    The SBQJ015/017/019 are the best looking 8F56 based watches. I'm still annoyed that I missed out on getting them before they were discontinued.


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    Re: What is your opinion on Seiko Astron vs Mechanical GMT?

    I just found this Citizen BJ7110-89E Promaster GMT, which looks pretty nice with a 43mm titanium case with sapphire crystal. It uses same B877 movement (as seen from the markings on the bottom of the dial) as the BJ7080-53E, which appears to be a travel GMT, with the quickset on the main hour hand, but is much larger than this new Promaster.



    Upon inspection of the manual for the B877 calibre, it appears that the main hour hand can only be quickset in the clockwise direction, turning the crown in the counterclockwise direction quicksets the date. This is suboptimal for use as a travel GMT, since the quickset main hour hand should ideally be able to move both forwards and backwards in time, and the date should adjust accordingly.

    https://www.citizenwatch-global.com/...pdf/b877/e.pdf
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