Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Bezel?
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    Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Bezel?

    Can someone please explain the bezel on this watch to me? I?m looking at GMT watches and this one is quite nice, but what the hell am supposed to do with a 36 hour bezel? (Pic from the web). Thanks.
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    Re: Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Bezel?

    I believe it's supposed to serve as a compass/navigation tool.

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    Re: Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Bezel?

    it's a 360° compass bezel. The 36 on the bezel is 360° and is North.

    Seiko can explain how to use it: https://www.seikowatches.com/support...EIKO_RCR07.pdf
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    Thanks guys. Not a particularly useful tool for me. Wish there was a different bezel option.

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    Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Bezel?

    This is actually one of my favorite features of the watch, and the Seiko explanation misses one part of why it is so cool on a GMT.

    In addition to the ease of using your watch as a compass when the GMT hand is set to local time, the rotating bezel comes in handy when traveling:

    You will probably keep the GMT hand set to your home time, and what you can do is offset the bezel by the number of timezones you are away from your home time on the 24 hour scale. Then you use the same process to find north as you would at home but instead of 12 o'clock being north, now the "36" (or 360 degree marker) is due north.

    It is a little unusual, but I think very fitting for the watch and the history of the brand.


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    Re: Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Bezel?

    Check out this video on YouTube, it explains the bezel.

    https://youtu.be/DeTXlCRFinI


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    Re: Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Bezel?

    Thank You

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