I happen to have 0 GMT watches in my collection, and it would make a lot of sense to add one. First my family lives in Europe, and second I travel a lot for business or have meetings with people in various countries, and it could be useful. I have always liked the idea at least, even though it takes half a second to do the math in your head.
So, as a next watch opportunity, I am considering a GMT watch, that I could wear on trips, with everything that it involves: semi formal meetings, weekends to explore cities and around, visits of manufacturing plants, and local activities.
What would be your suggestions for a not too boring GMT watch, ideally without a 24 hour marked bezel, and without a GMT hand, for max $10k used? The cheaper the better.
Here are my ideas so far:
Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph GMT (very interesting dial layout and movement)
JLC geophysic universal time
And a fairly cheap one that I like in design, IWC Spitfire UTC
The Blancpain dual time zone is super nice too, but in Precious metal I am not sure about the versatility of the piece.
I am curious to see what I could have missed. Just as an hint, it should be not too easily recognizable for non-WIS as this watch will likely travel a lot. I love Panerai designs but my wrists are too small to have a PAM233. And I do not like GP's WWTC design even though they are affordable.
Thank you for your suggestions!
All the best,