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    Question Oris Pro Pilot GMT

    Hi,

    I just purchased the Oris Pro Pilot GMT with black face and olive textile bracelet.
    I have one question and several comments:

    Question: I had asked someone if the Local and GMT hands were set independently
    and was told Yes. However when I got the watch I found out that they
    are actually co-ordinated so that when you reset the hour hand when
    changing time zones, it also resets the GMT hand. What is the correct
    question to ask to determine if the GMT hand remains constant when
    you reset the hour (local) hand when changing time zones while traveling.
    Is there a term for this?

    Comment: I love the look of this watch and wish it had the GMT feature I require,
    but another issue I have is it seems the lume is very poor. Will this improve
    or does Oris just use a poor lume material?

    Comment: I just love the fabric strap with the nifty deployant buckle. Very easy to
    adjust for an exact fit, and the buckle releases much like a seat belt buckle.

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    Re: Oris Pro Pilot GMT

    I'm not sure I'm following you. I've owned perhaps half a dozen GMT watches over time and the GMT hand follows the hour hand when you are setting the hour, but there is always a method to adjust either the GMT hand or the hour hand independently so that you can track a new time zone. Otherwise, it's a pretty limited GMT function. On my Hamilton Khaki Navy watch, I have to pull the crown out to one click and go in the opposite direction from the date change.
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    Re: Oris Pro Pilot GMT

    Quote Originally Posted by HerrNano View Post
    I'm not sure I'm following you. I've owned perhaps half a dozen GMT watches over time and the GMT hand follows the hour hand when you are setting the hour, but there is always a method to adjust either the GMT hand or the hour hand independently so that you can track a new time zone. Otherwise, it's a pretty limited GMT function. On my Hamilton Khaki Navy watch, I have to pull the crown out to one click and go in the opposite direction from the date change.
    This is the correct method of setting the GMT hand.
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    Re: Oris Pro Pilot GMT

    See, I know I'm not explaining this correctly. Rolex, Omega, and my Alpina GMT all allow the wearer
    to set the GMT hand to "home" time and then as you change time zones adjust the hour hand to
    the new "local" time without it also changing the GMT "home time" hand. Most lower priced GMTs
    don't allow this and as you change the hour and minute hand you also change the "linked" GMT hand.
    This is fine if you never travel and change time zones.

    The only other option with these types of watches is reset the GMT hand as you change time zones
    and use it as the "Local" hour hand, but this is a clunky solution.

    I'm trying to determine if there are terms to describe these two types of GMTs, or easily explain this
    to someone so I can be sure I am getting the Rolex, Omega, Alpina type of GMT movement.

    Sorry for the long winded explanation...
    Last edited by SactoJohn; April 14th, 2017 at 03:06.

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    Re: Oris Pro Pilot GMT

    I think the term you want is a "true" GMT watch. Some people around here go on about how their watch is a true GMT, not one of those cheaper ones only claiming to actually help a traveler.

    Here is an old thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/true...es-525270.html
    Last edited by HerrNano; April 14th, 2017 at 14:11. Reason: typo
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    Re: Oris Pro Pilot GMT

    There is a video on YouTube Oris Big Crown GMT unboxing, which also shows time setting.

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    Re: Oris Pro Pilot GMT

    GMT watches can be a bit of a pain to set at first but they're well worth it.

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